Tag: The Great Bookcase Crusade

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

  I had absolutely no expectations for this book.  I knew it was a classic, and I believe classics are worth reading. I also knew (and am well familiar with) the Disney movie adaptations of the book.  Beyond that, I had no idea what I would find here. And you know what? The Jungle Book is actually quite charming! This book is a collection of short stories and poetry. Most of the stories revolve around the adventures of Mowgli, the “manling”, but not all of them.  There’s a tale of a seal, and a couple about dogs, and even conversation between […]

Posted January 19, 2020 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

  I knew early in this book that The Fountains of Silence would be a five star read for me. Ruta Sepetys has such a beautiful writing style that brings the past to life in such a way that it feels modern day, and I absolutely adore it.  The way she wrote… this book made me feel so many different things.  It made me smile, and it clawed at my heart.  It made me angry, as so many of the injustice of history do.  I wanted the love story, and I wanted the sleuthing.  I wanted all of it.  And I […]

Posted January 15, 2020 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
I’m Joining in with #StartOnYourShelfathon!

I’m Joining in with #StartOnYourShelfathon!

For those who have been following this blog for a while, you may have seen the below image on some of my book reviews: Since 2017, I’ve been struggling to hold myself accountable and make sure I am reading the books that are physically on my shelf.  In an adorable, half-hearted attempt to hold myself accountable, I created The Great Bookcase Crusade, which was my noble attempt to read the books I own and gut out the ones that I don’t love anymore. This was a good idea, don’t get me wrong.  It has helped me focus a bit more on […]

Posted January 14, 2020 in Readthons & Reading Challenges // 0 Comments //
Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine

Writer to Writer: From Think to Ink by Gail Carson Levine

  How I feel about Writer to Writer varies from chapter to chapter, section to section.  Gail Carson Levine has a lot of good advice and wisdom about this topic, and she presents it in a clear, concise manner.  There are tips and tricks to learn from and be reminded of, regardless of how skilled of a writer you may be.  In many ways, it’s a back to basics, but the book is definitely ago chose for beginners and anyone interested in reviewing fundamentals of writing. Writer to Writer is Gail Carson Levine’s second book on writing, with many discussions pulled directly […]

Posted December 30, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

  The Starless Sea was a book worth waiting for. The beautiful worldbuilding made me fall in love with The Night Circus despite the slow pacing because it was a world I wanted to be pulled into, to exist within the book’s pages because it is a beautiful place, if somewhat tragic at times.  The Starless Sea has that same magical aesthetic. Even after having read it, I feel as though there are so many mor doors to open, so many more paths to walk.  It is ripe for a retread, because the Harbor is not a place that can […]

Posted December 9, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides by Matt Inman

5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth and Other Useful Guides by Matt Inman

  Reviewing comic books like 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth is tricky because it all comes down to sense of humor and personal preference.  Immediately from this title, I’m sure you all are thinking “she found a book about punching dolphins hilarious?  She’s a monster!”. … This book isn’t really about punching dolphins so much as it is full of observational humor and a lot of clickbait-sequel titles. I, yes, found it hilarious, as I often do with Matt Inman’s comics. My husband, on the other hand, was not amused when I kept handing […]

Posted December 6, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //