Month: July 2015

Jul 31
Fantasy Creature Friday – Gnomes!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Gnomes!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.   This weeks creature is the:   Gnome!   Gnomes are small creatures shaped like humans, that live underground. They are quite short, standing only 18 inches tall. They don’t like interacting with humans, and are said to be able to move… Read more »

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Jul 30
July Wrap-Up

July Wrap-Up

July Wrap-Up:   So I’ve been meaning to do one of these since the first few months I started this blog. And quite obviously, it never actually happened! *laughs* Since my 1-year blogging anniversary is coming up in September, I thought I should actually get around to trying a wrap-up post. Now that I have a better handle on the whole blogging thing and all. So! July wasn’t actually all that busy in some cases. Towards the end I ended up with too many books, but the rest of the month was pretty much so-so. I finally have an entire… Read more »

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Jul 29
The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket (review)

The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket (review)

This book was a fast and fun read. It’s full of humor, as well as that slightly twisted vibe. The author has a running commentary throughout the book that explains things from what a word one of the characters uses, to things the author is up to at the time he is writing a scene. I loved the Incredible Deadly Viper. Uncle Monty was a fun and interesting character. Violet is my favorite of the siblings. You know nothing good is ever going to last in the books, but the ways in which the unfortunate events happen is usually fairly… Read more »

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Jul 26
Free Agent (Grimm Agency #1) by J.C. Nelson (review)

Free Agent (Grimm Agency #1) by J.C. Nelson (review)

I liked this book. It may push buttons for some, because Marissa comes off as a bit shallow and hooked on looks at first. Mostly her own and the princess’. She’s also mouthy, and does not take direction well. As the book goes on, we get to see more depth to her character. She’s loyal, and will do anything for those she cares for. I really loved Grimm! I wasn’t expecting him to come out as my favorite character, but there was just something about him. I also liked Ari, the princess. At least once we actually got to know… Read more »

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Jul 25

I Fell Off The Wagon Again…

I did it again. You see, I had finally gotten my TBR piles down to a more reasonable size. My ebooks were down to 400-ish (they used to be closer to 900!), and my physical shelf was down to about 20-22 (It used to be around 35-ish?) And so I’m guessing you can already see what happened here. I won a few giveaways, so added 3 books to the physical shelf. And then I realized that one of those books was book 3 in a series I did not own. (And no, I hadn’t realized that when I entered. The… Read more »

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Jul 24
Fantasy Creature Friday – Lich!

Fantasy Creature Friday – Lich!

What is Fantasy Creature Friday? It’s a discussion where I will talk about a particular creature every week. And what book or book series I think of when that creature is mentioned. At the end of the post, you will also get to link up your own fantasy creature book reviews and discussions for others to wander through.     This week’s creature is the:   Lich! A lich is a type of undead creature. They were once humans, usually running afoul of a spell. Some are transformed by choice in their quest for immortality and power. They have power… Read more »

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Jul 23
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs (review)

River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs (review)

I absolutely adored Coyote! I want him to make lots of more appearances in the books, and it sounds like he just might. The way he was written was perfect. He was mysterious and tricksey, but he also obviously cared for Mercy as one of his walkers. I also liked what happened with the walking stick at the end. The River Devil was nightmarish and if you have a fear of the water already, this might make it just that bit worse. But it was described so well, and was a fitting monster for the book. I’m still amazed Mercy… Read more »

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Jul 22
Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (review)

Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (review)

This isn’t normally my genre, even though there is some mystery to it, and I do like mysteries. But the blurb sounded interesting. I liked it, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. What was I expecting? I’m not really sure! I didn’t like Digby right away. I didn’t dislike him, he just didn’t sound like someone I’d want to be friends with at first. But he does grow on you as the story goes along. I liked Zoe and Henry. The cliques in the school were believable. And some of Digby’s madcap schemes made me cringe as well as… Read more »

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Jul 19
Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos (review)

Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos (review)

This was a pretty unique take on mermaid lore. I hadn’t seen most of these before, and the way they were explained made it believable. I liked the idea of a kiss being special, so special that to kiss someone twined your souls together and basically made you married. I also liked that mermaids and mermen had different powers and abilities from each other. Like mermaids being immune to squid ink, but mermen being knocked unconscious from it. I won’t go into all the interesting twists, but there are quite a few of them, all done in a way that… Read more »

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Jul 18

Where Do You Read?

I was realizing the other day, that I only actually read in a few places. My favorite place to read is in my library/art room. I have a glider chair that I like to curl up in and can read there for hours. It’s only a few feet away from my computer, so that makes it super easy to review whatever book I’ve just finished. If of course, I don’t procrastinate doing so… I also read on my exercise bike. I try to do 30minutes 3-4 times a week. Sometimes I don’t make it that often, and sometimes I manage… Read more »

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