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review 2018-12-03 20:30
Child detective on the case
Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training - Joris Chamblain,Aurelie Neyret

Cici's Journal: The Adventures of a Writer-in-Training is a middle grade graphic novel by Joris Chamblain with illustrations by Aurélie Neyret. The reader follows a little girl named Cici (obviously) who has designs to be a detective and writer hence the writing of her journal (the book flip flops between narrative style and journal style) which is chock full of her observational notes. She lives alone with her mother who she has a strained relationship with (and they haven't even hit the troubled teen years!). Next door is an older woman who is an acclaimed mystery writer and the motivator of Cici's interests. The plot contains solvable (and believable) mysteries for a child detective/writer and are full of imaginative characters. [A/N: The book is divided into sections with discrete (somewhat overlapping) mysteries.] Chamberlain explores but ultimately doesn't solve the mystery of the relationship between the mother and daughter (series teaser?). There's no explanation given (or mention of) the father's absence or why Cici has such a reticence to sharing or even experiencing her feelings. The more I dwell on it the more complex I realize this story line actually is which I think is great in a middle grade novel.


Picking up this particular graphic novel was a roll of the dice for me but I ended up absolutely loving it. The book seems to be set up as the start of a series which I wouldn't be mad about at all. I haven't seen any buzz over this title online as yet but I highly encourage you to pick this one up especially if you've been wanting to dip your toe into the graphic novel pool. The illustrations are GORGEOUS. 10/10

 

I'd love to have some prints of this artist's work. [Source: GramUnion]

 

What's Up Next: Sunny Side Up by Jennifer L. Holm

 

What I'm Currently Reading: Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2018-11-28 03:06
THE LIBRARY ON The EDGE OF THE WORLD by Felicity Hayes McCoy
The Library at the Edge of the World - Felicity Hayes-McCoy
 

 

 THE LIBRARY ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

 Felicity Hayes-McCoy

paperback, 368 pages

Published November 14th 2017 by Harper Perennial
ISBN:  0062663720 (ISBN13: 9780062663726)

 

 

 

 

 

Things start a quiet confusion while Hannah tries to figure out her life after divorce and moving back to her small, rural hometown. Then chaos when she starts renovations on her house and the community finds out they are losing governmental support for the library and seniors.
I am a library lover to begin with. Set that in Ireland, I am in heaven. This was a fun read. Some of the crotchety characters and the description of the landscape were great. Hayes-McCoy usually writes non-fiction about the Dingle Peninsula where this book is set, so she knows the area well. Her words bring out the beauty of the area wonderfully. Hannah's character was a little too stubborn for me, at first. But as I continued with the story, I soon realized why.

 

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review 2018-11-24 21:00
Where do I begin...
A DOM and His Writer - Xenia Melzer,Richard L Walton

I won't say that I'm not a fan of D/s stories to be perfectly honest. I have a bit of a fascination with them. Mostly because I have to admit it's a dynamic I just don't get. I can understand the idea of letting someone else have control in the bedroom on occasion or even all the time if that's your thing...but let me just back up a bit here and say that I don't think nor am I implying that just because i don't get something that doesn't mean I think it's wrong...nope, not even close on that one. I don't like ketchup but that doesn't mean that I don't think other people shouldn't enjoy it and on a very basic level this is the same thing just because I don't want a D/s relationship doesn't mean no one else should nor does it mean that I don't want to know more about it just for the sake of broadening my horizons and giving myself a better and more diverse understanding of what's out there in the world. 

 

So I like to do a bit of factual research and supplement it with some stories that  present me with a different and diverse set of circumstances that on occasion leaves me to see things from a different perspective and sometimes this all works better than others.

 

In the case of 'A DOM and His Writer' it was one of those not so good times for a few reasons...first off we have Richard. He's the DOM in this story and I'm not even going to try and sugar coat this. I did not like him. I found him to be arrogant not confident. Self-centered, self-indulgent and just generally selfish...in other words he was just to much of an 'all about me' character. More than once I found myself wishing he was real just so I could tell him where to go and how to get there. Now I will admit he did earn a bit of redemption later in the book but it was just never enough for me to truly warm up to...much less like his character.

 

Next we have Dean he's the sub in this D/s relationship and he's also suppose to be some kind of bestselling author and I just had a really hard tie reconciling who he was suppose to be with the person that the story presented me with because honestly for the most part Dean struck me not as someone who had the intellect to write bestselling novels but as someone who's most complex thought might run along the lines of 'see spot run. Run, Spot, run.' and yet at the same time I was suppose to believe that he's suddenly able to go out into the world and care for himself and an infant child, all while organizing a home and new life for himself and said baby...in short when it came to Dean...2+2 never quite equaled 4.

 

'A DOM and his sub isn't the first D/s book that I've read where I've been left with the feeling that being a DOM means being an over the top alpha male and I get that and can honestly see where it's a reasonable generalization, but what I have a hard time believing is the flip side of that coin which is that being a sub means being someone of average or lower intellect...sorry, I just can't buy it. 

 

Richard L. Walton was the narrator for this book and I'm really not quite sure why but for the most part I have to say his voice just wasn't working for me and truthfully I think I'm going to say this one is mostly on me. When I think about as objectively as possible his voices were good, consistent and gave depth to the characters. I would even go so far as to say his voice for Richard suited the image I had for this character...for Dean maybe not so much. I did find that Dean's voice had a bit of an immature tone to it. Other secondary characters seemed to work out of for me so my only real issue with the voices was with Dean and that's more a personal preference issue as far as I'm concerned.

 

'A DOM and His Writer' was my first time with both this author and this narrator and fortunately for me at the end of this book was an extended audio clip from the next book in this series 'A DOM and His Artist' which I listened to and while I haven't decided yet based on what I listened to I'm considering giving this one more try. From what I heard I think I might have better luck with both of the MCs in this one so, I'm going to ponder that one for a bit and when the next book comes out we'll see how I'm feeling about taking one more dive into the deep end with this series.

 

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An audio book of 'A DOM and His Writer' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2018-10-31 03:27
THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD by Felicity Hayes-McCoy
The Library at the Edge of the World - Felicity Hayes-McCoy

THE LIBRARY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Paperback, 368 pages

Published November 14th 2017 by Harper Perennial

ISBN:  0062663720 (ISBN13: 9780062663726)

also available kindle and audiobook.

 

 

Things start a quiet confusion while Hannah tries to figure out her life after divorce and moving back to her small, rural hometown. Then chaos when she starts renovations on her house and the community finds out they are losing governmental support for the library and seniors.
I am a library lover to begin with. Set that in Ireland, I am in heaven. This was a fun read. Some of the crotchety characters and the description of the landscape were great. Hayes-McCoy usually writes non-fiction about the Dingle Peninsula where this book is set, so she knows the area well. Her words bring out the beauty of the area wonderfully. Hannah's character was a little too stubborn for me, at first. But as I continued with the story, I soon realized why.

 

 

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text 2018-10-25 10:23
Top easy methods to edit your essay successfully

After completing an essay, a very common question that comes to every writer’s mind, “how can I effectively edit my essay?” For those who believe that editing can be omitted after writing, should think twice before submitting the copy. Now, it is not simple to edit any document, but, with some practice and patience, anybody can pull out a decent job. If you wish to know, ‘how to edit my essay?” you should give this article a read.

 

Anybody can buy custom essays online which comes with free editing service. The expert editors of these services use some specific tips and tricks which have been mentioned below:

 

  • Thoroughly revise the paper- Start your editing by reading the full essay from the start to the bottom. Editing is basically a part of the revision process. By revising the essay, it will become apparent to you where you need to make the changes. When you go through the text, read line by line which will make sure that you actually get to see the issues in the essay.

 

  • Cut down on the use of passive voice- When you use too much passive voice, it becomes difficult for the readers to get the meaning you are trying to convey. Hence, it is always suggested to use the active voice as much as possible. This way, you can easily communicate your message to the readers in a more comprehensible manner. This is most probably the first advice you will get if you ask an expert, “proofread my essay online”.

 

  • Use the third person- An essay needs to be formal, so, you must use the third person to write it. While editing, you should check if there has been a frequent switching of voices. This must be avoided at all cost as it can confuse the readers. Stick to the third person from the beginning to the end.

 

 

  • Use more refined words- Another thing that you must remember if you want to know, “how to essay writer”, is the use of more refined words. In this specific type of academic paper, more emphasis is given to the use of impeccable language. Hence, in order to create a high-quality essay, you must use more refined words in place of commonly used words. However, you must ensure that the meaning is easily comprehensible for the readers.

 

These are the major techniques that you must practice while editing your essay. Use them to improve the quality of your academic papers.

Source: allessaywriter.com/essay-editor.html
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