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Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Traditionally, I think Roald Dahl’s books are a quirky delight.  Even if he was sort of a horrible person, his childrens books are memorable and fun.  If you look past the unfortunate things that weaseled their way in. So lets talk about Fantastic Mr. Fox.  If this is a beloved tale from your childhood, you may want to skip this review, because I’m not going to be particularly nice.  A lot of Dahl is woven in my childhood, but not this book, so it’s easier to be objective and grumpy. I’m going to give two different descriptions of the book: Description One: […]

Posted February 13, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

This little book was quirky, fun and adorable.  Everything I’d expect from Roald Dahl. I know I don’t often review children’s books, but some just deserve a bit of love.  Silly nostalgic books from silly nostalgic authors.  Between The BFG and Matilda, Roald Dahl ruled my childhood.  And, as I’ve grown into adulthood, I’ve learned he wrote a lot more books than I knew when I was a kid.  Am I going to let being 28 stop me from reading them?  Um, no. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me is a cute little one-off story about a boy and his three […]

Posted March 4, 2018 in Reviews // 3 Comments //
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Of all the books I’ve read across my twenty-eight years, the opening of A Wrinkle in Time is still among my favorites.  An old, dusty attic.  A howling windstorm outside.  A girl lying in bed, listening to the weather, terrified.  And angry that she is so afraid. This is Meg Murray, one of the original YA heroines. I want to try a bit of a different review style with this book.  One of my goals this year is to improve my reviews so they flow better.  I’m going to try a bulleted review… let me know if this reads better than […]

Posted January 23, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

Usually I am a “books before movies” kinda gal, but I watched the first three seasons of True Blood plus some before picking up the first Sookie Stackhouse book.  Fortunately, the long haul with the Harry Potter series has taught me to view books and films as separate entities, so I appreciate the television show while still loving the book.  This is not to say that there weren’t difference (boy were there differences) but I have learned not to get enraged about them. Sometimes, reading the book after seeing the films/show allows for an added appreciation, and this was the […]

Posted August 3, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //