Category: Humor

May 19
Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech (review)

Pleasing the Ghost by Sharon Creech (review)

This was a really cute book. I liked the explanation about how ghosts appear, and why the one Dennis wants most to see, wasn’t there yet. It was also really sweet the way he helped his Uncle Arvie with his three “pleases”. I loved the bit with the “wasps”, and how Dennis had to try to figure out what Uncle Arvie was saying to him. Uncle Arvie had a stroke when he was still alive, and so his words are all garbled. That seems to have carried over into his ghost-self. So Dennis’ dad is called his “pepperoni”, and Arvie… Read more »

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Mar 10
Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman (review)

Who Wants to be The Prince of Darkness? by Michael Boatman (review)

Disclaimer: I stopped reading this book at the 58% mark.   The book description sounded funny and interesting. So imagine my surprise when I started reading it and the book seemed to have no connection to the description whatsoever. It did finally start tying into the description somewhere around the 25-30% mark. But even then, it only seemed to slightly touch on it. The plot mostly revolves around this guy who has risen to become some kind of fitness/mental health guru. Who isn’t really likable at all as a character. And then he has this mysterious breakdown on stage in… Read more »

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Feb 10
It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (review)

It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt (review)

This was such a fun book! RJ starts out as the kind of self-absorbed popular girl we all hate. But by the end of the book she had become the best version of herself. It was full of snarky humor, which I adore. As well as just fun things in general. Like, Death Himself (yes, it’s always capitalized like that!) wears tacky Hawaiian shirts and is a bit of a surfer dude. We also get to meet a number of angels, as well as Cerberus (and his handler). I loved all the characters in this book, even the ones we… Read more »

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Nov 15
Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (review)

Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs (review)

“We’re the good guys. That we’re scary doesn’t mean we’re the villains.”   This is one of my favorite Mercy Thompson books yet! I love the series in general, but this one just stood out more for some reason. I got about halfway through the book, and wondered what was going to happen next. Because at that point, most of the plot seemed like it was wrapped up with only a few things left to do. And then more twists happened. Ones that worked with what had happened already so far, and didn’t feel like they were just there to… Read more »

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Oct 25
A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

A World Without Princes (The School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani

I loved how we never really knew for sure whether or not it was Agatha or Sophie who had made a wish and re-opened their fairytale until the end of the book. Agatha was blamed for most of the book, but Sophie had made a wish at her mother’s grave, so for me at least, it could have gone either way as to who was to blame. In the first book, I liked both Agatha and Sophie, but Agatha was a firmer favorite. In this book? I ended up liking/connecting with Sophie more. She made a few bad mistakes, but… Read more »

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Oct 15
The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

The Skeleton Haunts a House (Family Skeleton Mystery #3) by Leigh Perry (review)

I thought since I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, that the reason Georgia called her father by his first name was explained in one of them. Since after reading a few chapters, my first guess (that he was her step-dad) turned out to be incorrect. But it kind of bugged me because she called her mom, Mom, and no one else in the family called her dad by his first name. And then it was finally explained, around 90 pages into the book. It really threw me out of the story every time I saw… Read more »

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Oct 08
The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1) by John Flanagan (review)

The Tournament at Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice: The Early Years #1) by John Flanagan (review)

I haven’t read any other books in this series. But after finishing this one, I now want to go out and buy them all! The characters and world-building was amazing. I loved everyone, even the bad guys. And the book was funny, I laughed out loud for most of the day. And it only took me a day to finish reading, because once I started I didn’t want to put the book down until it was finished. The descriptions of Rangers and the way the jousting tournament works was spot on. There was no over-sharing like in some books, and… Read more »

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Sep 10
The Pirate Code (Hook’s Revenge #2) by Heidi Schulz (review)

The Pirate Code (Hook’s Revenge #2) by Heidi Schulz (review)

I loved the first book, but I adored this one! All the things I loved about the first book were present in this one, only more so. There were wonderful illustrations, really likeable characters, and a fantastic world. I loved Evie, everything about her. She fit perfectly with Jocelyn and Roger. I also really liked the way Tiger Lily was portrayed. We got to see a lot more of Meriweather in this book just like I’d hoped. And we finally met more of Hook’s old crew in Starkey. There were neat twists and turns in the book. I liked the… Read more »

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Aug 30
Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita (review)

Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) by Jen Calonita (review)

“Never send a hero to do a villains job.”   So I’ve never listened to an audio book before this one. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to pay enough attention to it while doing other things. But the girl who narrates this one does voices for all the characters, and her voice itself was super-expressive. Just the right amount of snark in the right places, and sadness, and all the other emotions the characters felt. Gilly wasn’t super-likable at first. I mean, she’s stealing things in order to be able to afford to buy food for her 5… Read more »

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Aug 23
The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil #1) by Soman Chainani (review)

The School for Good and Evil (The School for Good and Evil #1) by Soman Chainani (review)

“Only once you destroy who you think you are can you embrace who you truly are”   I really liked Sophie for most of the book, but as we get to know Agatha better, she slowly started making me root for her. All the characters were fun and interesting to read about. I liked Hestia and Dot best of the secondary characters. And the illustrations that were all throughout the book were wonderful! This is a middle grade book, but it does have a bit of darkness to it. There are also a lot of Good = beautiful, and Evil… Read more »

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