I don‘t think this one quite lived up to the hype for me, but I enjoyed it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as a kid, but better late than never, right?
I remember, as a kid, taking the movie out from the library repeatedly. I never got more than 15-20 minutes in because I'd start sobbing at the idea of the last, lonely unicorn. My mom finally told me I wasn't allowed to borrow it anymore. 🙃
I didn't realize when I borrowed the book that it was the graphic novel, but in the end I'm so glad. Beautiful artwork to tell a beautiful tale.
And this was my #BookSpin for this month! @TheAromaofBooks
I ordered this book (specifically the 40th anniversary edition) from eBay for my daughter's birthday recently. The seller sent me the current edition I could have bought for cheaper on Amazon. 😡 Do any of you wonderful Littens know where I could get my hands on this version, for a reasonable price? I've been Googling and trolling eBay for a month now, but I can't find it. My daughter is a super fan and I would really love to get this for her. TIA
I usually set goals in numbers of books, but i think that this time, I'll aim for 1,250 pages. I have a few longer books i want to read and of i can get through one of them, I'll be happy
Day 6: #WarmColors
These are my favorite warm colored covers I own. I just got The BloodPrint two months ago, so I haven‘t read it yet. And The Last Unicorn I have had for a while now but still not read it. I do love the cartoon though, that‘s actually how my love originally came about for the story. My mother introduced me (and my sisters) to it. Hopefully I will get around to reading it soon.
😏 This got a resounding “no” from both kids as a read aloud after I read the blurb. I‘m not surprised really because fantasy isn‘t something they typically go for, but I thought I‘d try since people seem to love it. However, son has expressed willingness to try HP, so there‘s that!
I‘m not sure how many times I‘ve read this old favorite. I love it every single time. This was the book I chose for my long term postal bookclub. In reading through the notebook I was surprised how many hadn‘t heard of the book or movie! I always assumed it was just as well known as LOTR or Harry Potter! In my family it‘s as loved as The Wizard of Oz!
I‘m glad to have been able to share it with so many, and happy most enjoyed reading it!
My #OwlPost book has returned home! It‘s been over a year (2 years? Help me out, I don‘t remember...) and it has traveled the country. I‘m going to reread it, starting tonight, before I read the journal with all of your notes. This postal bookclub has been so much fun.
Holly, thank you for including D‘Arc and the bookmarks 😊. I hope you‘ve gotten great news.
I hope all of the books are accounted for and almost home!
One of my favorite movies as a kid and definitely a book I will always love! A bittersweet tale that is just so lush and beautiful. My first (re)read of the year.
Day 5 #illalwayslovethisbook
If all fantasy were like this book, it would be my jam. I loved this one!! Had so many messages and it was just so much fun! The characters were great! And, a talking cat is right up my alley 4🦄
"These days, it takes a cheap carnival witch to make folk recognize a real #unicorn".
Such a good reference, that it's not the magic that doesn't exist, but we who can't open our hearts to it. ✨ Lovely metaphor! ?
HOLY COW HOLY COW HOLY COW!!!!!
What a lovely parcel to come home to 💕💕💕💕. I‘ve been hearing so much about this classic and it‘s been on my TBR forever, and now it‘s on my shelf...thanks to the very special @Soubhiville Surprises are just the best thing ever...thank you wonderful woman. 😘#jb
1. This was how Wally decided to sleep Sunday, the picture I took today didn't turn out
2. 2, The Neverending Story and The Icewind Dale Trilogy
3. Yes, for a couple months now
4. Yes, all the time glasses and reading glasses
5. The last book I bailed was The Last Unicorn, I just couldn't get into it and found it boring.
I couldn't get into it and found it boring. Read 130 pages.
Thanks for the tag @BookwormM
🦄 The Last Unicorn
🍰 Cake, especially cheesecake
📚 Does shopping for books count?
🗻 Somewhere near mountains.
☕ Will do 💙
I tag @Rudis @bookish_wookish @AmyG
My #bookclub read this last month and it was my second time reading it. It‘s a thoroughly excellent grown up fairytale about a unicorn, some misfits, a greedy king, and the prince who loves her. Many people have experienced this as an animated film (which I also love!) but the book goes deeper with more complicated themes. My only quibble is that the narrative style is occasionally just a bit too distancing.
#TBRbingo update for September... looks exactly like the one for August.
I finished two books in September, but neither one was on my bingo card. I‘m not even sure I‘ll make any progress in October, either! I‘m already planning how to resolve some of these issues next year.