Format: Digital Audiobook

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

This book completely snuck up on me. At the beginning, I hated Oryx and Crake.  I was so, so bored. But it was a slow burn.  It wrapped me up slowly until I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook.  Our main character, Jimmy aka Snowman, narrates the rise and fall or Crake, intellectual genius and madman.  They grew up together, played together, and Jimmy rehashes the story in his head, because what else can you do when you appear to be the last living human being? I didn’t like Jimmy.  Immediately I found him selfish and unimpressive, with a rough and […]

Posted November 5, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

  I hear tell that this book was very hyped, and somehow in my book blog travels, I missed all that?  I knew almost nothing coming into this book, and I’m grateful for it, because if I heard a bunch of squeeing and dancing and excitement… I think my review would have been a lot different…. The Serpent King tells the story of three outcasts in a small Tennessee town.  Each one has a different personality, a different struggle… and a reader is bound to fall in love with one of the three, if not all of them.  First, you […]

Posted October 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

I never read Pippi Longstocking as a child, so I figured – no time like the present!  This is a beloved childrens book to many and I’ve always been aware or Pippi, even without reading about her.  After all, how can one forget about the little girl in with bright red pigtail braids that stick straight out from her head?  I’m pretty sure my mum dressed me as her one year for Halloween when I was little. At 29, Pippi Longstocking is honestly just okay.  I do think that there’s some level of nostalgia that comes into re-reading childrens books as an adult.  I […]

Posted October 27, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

My initial impression of The Princess Diarist is that while Carrie Fisher was not ungrateful for her life and the opportunities she had, she would have been so much happier if her place had been a bit more out of the spotlight. I think that’s fair.  We have such high expectations of celebrities to be these energetic, philosophical, kind people that sometimes we forget they are human.  And humans come in all different shapes and sizes.  Personally, I can’t imagine my entire life being defined by something I did when I was 19. Don’t go into this book looking for an […]

Posted October 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

I have a very short list of things that thoroughly inspire me to create, and Cornelia Funke’s Inkworld trilogy is on it. I was first introduced to this world by the 2008 film, even though my brother had beautiful copies of Inkheart and Inkspell that neither of us had read.  Sometime over the years, I stole Inkheart and it lives on my bookshelf, where my brother still has the copy of Inkspell.  And yes, okay, I know that the movie is not the book?  But I honestly can’t imagine anyone but Paul Bethany as Dustfinger and Brendan Fraser as Mo.  I’m not going to argue […]

Posted October 21, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

The Eternity Code by Eoin Colfer

The last time I read The Eternity Code, I was a sophomore in high school.  All I remembered about this novel was the very beginning – Artemis and Butler meeting an investor.  So, of course, what happened two chapters later was a complete surprise. The Eternity Code gets us back to the con.  Artemis shines the most when he’s plotting something, and in this novel, there’s a lot at stake.  In return for the LEP’s assistance in retrieving a sensitive piece of (faerie) technology, Artemis agrees to a complete mind wipe. Yes, loves, that means this is the end of the […]

Posted October 17, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //