Anyone else Darcy Coates obsessed? I am eating this book up with plans to run to the Barnes and Noble to get the rest of the series tonight. She's so good!
Has anyone read these books? Do you need to read them in order? Are they any good?
Book 6 of the Invisible Library series is just as fantastic as the rest. 5 stars!
This series involves worlds of Fae, Dragons, Humans and Librarians all trying to coexist. There are worlds of chaos and worlds of order. And in the middle of it all is a not so average Librarian named Irene.
Cogman is an incredible writer who easily wraps up the reader in adventure. Her writing is so smart and her love of books shines.
Read these books!
A teenage girl comes to terms with her mother's death and her own abilities in the town of Lily Dale, the birthplace of the spiritual movement.
Man, I really want to like these books but....they are really just kind of okay. The story itself is good but it is so drawn out and repetitive. I frequently scanned pages because Staub was rehashing something she had already done before.
Maybe worth your time if your going to read the next series. Maybe.
A 90's Southern housewife is confronted with a monster. You walk with her while she attempts to juggle it all while dealing with this monster.
Gory in a way that only Hendrix seems to be able to accomplish, he left my stomach squirming. For real, this might be too much for some people. His satire in this one felt more frustrating than funny, but maybe because that's because I'm a housewife
Not my favorite Hendrix, but overall I really liked it.
A man goes through a horrible family tragedy which eventually leads to a conversation with God.
I've read a lot of reviews and it really seems to be a love or hate situation and I find myself rather in the middle.
The story was engaging and entertaining and the ideas presented in the theology side were great! But nothing life changing for me. And honestly I found that the story side got lost during the theological side.
Worth the time to read.
First, the cover glows in the dark and that is super cool and I didn't know until I turned off the lights 😆
Second, after 22 pages I'm gonna be all done..it's just too gross for me.
I've read Palahniuk before but this just seemed a bit too far for my liking. Maybe I'm just getting old....
In the third installment of this YA Lily Dale series, Calla is coming to terms with who she is and slowly unravelling the secret of her mother's death. At the same time she juggles boys and friends and family.
I really like the overall story going on, but the way its told is repitive. Having read other books by Staub, it almost feels like she is "dumbing down" this series. I enjoy it enough to read the next book.
Finished this one up the other night with my new favorite mug.
Book 2 in the series. There is a lot of recap that made the begining a bit sluggish and the story a bit thin. I have to be honest, that I am not sure I would like these if I hadn't read the adult series first.
This one deals mostly with Calla starting school and dealing with her abilities. I liked it enough that I've already started the next one.
❄️ Whelp.... with this unexpected snowfall, tis a good day for a stack of books, a blanket, and coffee. ❄️
A teenage girl looses her mom and decides to spend the remainder of her summer with her grandma while her dad gets them settled in their new life.
But the girl has much to learn about her Momma's paat and how she grew up. She also has a lot to learn about herself and spiritualism.
Mostly this books feels to be setting up the series on the whole and is not much of a story on its own, which was dissapointing. But overall a good, quick read.
What did I just read?
So....a woman goes to take care of two children who have lost their parents and are staying with their uncle who doesn't want to be bothered. After that? Well after that is to be determined by the reader. Maybe some ghosts? Maybe naughty kids? Maybe crazy people? Who knows!
I'm glad to have read it and know what the story is but I probably wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
Library book fair haul 😍 30 bucks for loads of happiness.
Happy Birthday to me 🎉 Bookmail on your birthday is the best 😃
Luna and I have taken over my kids game room and we will finish this book! I haven't read a classic in awhile and it is kind of kicking my butt for such a short book.....
Obsessed. I am obsessed! It's a book of short stories fleshing out the history of the Witcher (a monster killer), mixed with a current timeline that I am assuming is leading into the next book, which is already on its way in the mail to me 🎉
Funny, dramatic, well thought out and entertaining. The monsters are clever and scary and familiar. This has jumped right up into my favorites of all time.
🎶 Toss A Coin To Your Witcher🎶
This is a great book for kiddos about giving and getting consent. It's blunt, not awkward, and funny. Honestly, I think any age could stand to give this a read, including adults. Highly recommend!
I think this book is supposed to be read slowly and in the dark. So that's what I'm doing.
I swear I know this story already but I can't place it. I haven't watched Bly Manor yet.... It's driving me nuts!
This is a book about the people in your family and how you can be a less crappy person. And I love it. It's hilarious, and blunt, and surprisingly charming.
Before you read this book, check out his stand up so you can hear his voice while your reading, because I am sure that added to my enjoyment.
Overall, I believe this book will bring most people joy, so read it! We could all use a little more joy.
The perfect review for this book can be found at the link below https://www.decafjess.com/2017/08/astrophysics-for-people-in-hurry-by.html
Essentially she tells you that this book is overwhelming, and she is right. There is so much information and it comes so fast! So to read this book, don't be in a hurry. Sit down slowly read one chapter with a notebook and the time to think about what you've read. So much goodness 🌌
I was pretty excited for this book after reading the Snowman which I could not put down. I had been advised to start with book 3 as the first two books were suggested to be rather blah, but who am I to listen to good advice? This book is indeed blah. There are some super cool Aboriginal myths that play into the stoy but the story goes all over and that makes it not fun.
I will be skipping book 2 and moving onto book three 😁
Wisconsin is being her normal crazy self and giving us a day of summer before second winter. Reading this while I wait for my next Witcher books to get here. Tom Papa makes my heart smile as a stand up so hoping this book does the same
I was given the advice to read The Snowman as my first Jo Nesbo novel and if I liked it I could start the series at his third book as the first two apparently aren't any good. (More on that later)
This book follows a dectetive trying to solve what may or may not be a string of murders. It is scary, intense and the story moves quickly with several twists I really didn't forsee. Needless to say, I started his first novel the next day.
Holy wow is this an amazing book. Hauntingly relevant to today's world.
An African Americans woman in the 70's begins to travel back in time.
This was was my first Butler book and I can not wait to pick up the next one. Her writing is so smooth you simply fall right into her world.
Some really great authors in here! I skipped a few stories here and there that were either too gross for me or just didn't spark my interest. The hardest part for me was trying to figure out the age range for this book. In some cases it felt that the age of writing was too young for the story being told. I think this may be a case of my expectations being too high. So even though it's a so-so I'm still happy to have it on my shelf.
My Spring Break book haul from a few weeks ago 🤩 I gotta catch up on my reviews so I can add all the books I've started. Tagged Pluto Files as the only book I've already read.
It's been a rough month with more Dr. appts, tests & hospital visits than I care to think about. I apologize for being behind @Littlewolf1! I'll be getting your next package out tomorrow and your final one after that with an extra surprise for having to deal with my sick butt! 😆
@cwarnier Thank you so much ❤️ I really needed the smile this brought me 😊
@LibrarianRyan My husband is loves the Labyrinth books and insists we get them! 🎉
This book is so damn cool. If you dig Stranger Things, it's a must. There's a lot of footnotes with explanations of older movies, shows and characters. A lot of reviews have this as a negative but I think it's amazing that they didn't act like everyone knows everything already. Granted, nerds like myself are well versed in the way of horror and sci fi but for people who are just getting into it or teenagers this is such a fun way to learn more.
John Grisham is just so easy to pick up and read. I began reading him at 11 and all these years later he still does not dissapoint.
A young New York lawyer's life gets turned upside down when she is let go at "Big Law" job. It lands her into the world of coal mining and legal aide.
Exciting, sad, and extremely well written.
Oh. My. God. This is such a cool book! I'm about 60 pages in and over the moon in love with it! They made character sheets for the 4 boys ❤️🤓
I've been reading this off and on since it was released 2 years ago! I'm horrible at reading books with short stories. I always have one as a backup to read something if I don't have a lot of time. But tonight, I'm going to finish it finally!
Quick, cozy, winter read. Part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone. A brewery tests out the waters of having a bed and breakfast and a murder takes place. Enjoyable characters and setting. Made me super hungry.....make sure you have snacks ready!
Finished this around Christmas. Again, a girl is at a house, alone, isolated as starnge things begin to happen. I can not emphasize enough that this is the perfect ghost story for Christmas time!
It ends with some short stories that are fun and give some background to the main story.
Scary, quick and fun.
"If you eliminate everything else, all that's left is the zombie ghosts."
Words to live by. Especially these days......
I had hoped to finish all the books I had started in 2020 before January 4th but, I never seem to make that goal!
Working through my audio books this week and had almost forgotten this one! Being a coffee addict, I find this horribly interesting so far.