I love this children‘s picture book! It makes me happy!
BOOK HAUL!! 💜💜💜 Just 'cuz!
4 stars for the story, a fifth star for Bronson Pinchot's interpretation in voicing the story! This Halloween tale takes a bunch of boys from a small town and sweeps them through the history of Halloween, the cultures and whyfors of traditions through the ages. It tells of the never-ending fear of a new dawn never breaking. Pinchot's voice holds you spellbound - he is SO GOOD!
Just read the first four volumes of Brody‘s Ghost, a graphic novel about a man in the near future who learns to use his psychic power to solve the “Penny Murders”. He‘s encouraged by his new ghost friend Talia. Nice fantasy stuff in between chapters of a chunkster I‘m also reading: Peter The Great.
Although I would love to see Russia, I‘m now convinced not to ever set foot there! I read Russian literature so I guess that will have to do! I recommend this book to everyone because we all need to be aware of what‘s happening in this shrinking world. 💜
I was surprised to find out that four of the serial murders committed by Earle Nelson occurred in Portland, Oregon, where I currently reside. None of the Portland history books I‘ve read have ever mentioned this. Guess I haven‘t read the right books! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
[He] eventually admitted that his imagination had been overly stimulated by a combination of bootleg liquor and the gruesome crime stories he had been reading in Thrilling Detective magazine... Is that anything like the Twinkie Defense?
Growing up under a regime that held quick public executions for people denounced by their neighbors, and let people starve in the streets, Lee felt the need to experience the outside world before she became an adult at 18. She slipped over to China. She never went back. Overall it‘s a dramatic journey well worth a read! 💜#audiobook
Covering Rod Serling‘s World War II experience is an important part of what made his personality. Shadmi then covers how Serling fell into writing in college, his professional beginnings in New York, and the highs and lows of working in Hollywood.
I highly recommend this graphic novel for readers of biographies, history, and the entertainment industry.
I thank #NetGalley for the honor of reading this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Oh how I wish I had another lifetime to read all of the books Ms Weir studied before writing this fabulous history of the Medieval queens! The times are fascinating to me. QUEENS OF THE CONQUEST is a satisfying read and if you‘re interested in this era, do pick up a copy!
Well this was a downer. Jeff Hobbs‘ THE SHORT AND TRAGIC LIFE OF ROBERT PEACE (Simon Schuster Audio) relives the time Peace was a roommate of his at Yale, plus lots of research on Peace‘s life after college.
Very well written. What a waste of a life.
I admit it – I picked up this book solely on the cover! The name Basil Wolverton didn‘t ring a bell but I had to know who this genius was who created such fabulous art. Turns out he was a comics creator who was born in Oregon in 1909 and began his career in the 1930s. This first volume (of two) covers his early years. I loved this book because Wolverton‘s old school space art is some of the best I‘ve ever seen. 💜
I LOVE Tony Millionaire‘s artwork, so I jumped at the chance to read this book through Hoopla. The portraits are of varying quality but when they‘re good they are REALLY good! I recognized only about 15-20% of the names 😕 so I‘m disappointed in myself. There‘s a running dialogue throughout the book with some interesting background from him. 💜
My June round-up! Favorite book: FURIOUS HOURS. I learned about a true crime I‘d never heard of before! Least favorite by a long shot: UNDERRATED. A pile of crap. Thought I‘d like CREATURE TECH more than I did. I‘d follow Russell Brand to the ends of the earth. I read THE GENTLE TAMERS cuz I luv me some Western History! DREAM STALKERS was pure escapism. 💜📚
The story of murder and fraud was great. I also learned a bit more about Harper Lee too! Recommended! 💜
In thinking about if there is an underlying point in this fast-paced story, maybe it‘s that it‘s better to leave power alone, as it might skew one‘s sense of reality and cause very poor decisions which would affect many other people. Now THAT‘S relevant!
I love this series as an escape between more serious books and I recommend it to anyone aged 15+. 💜
Great book by the original FBI criminal profiler! Four murderers are interviewed in an effort to figure out what made them kill. Fascinating stuff!
In reading this interesting book, The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West, I thought I was ticking off another book on my TBR, but what I‘ve done instead is ADDED another eleven titles that were referenced in the book! I guess that‘s a good recommendation for this!
Finished all four volumes of Four Color Fear! Most of the stories seem pretty silly these days, but there are a few that are pretty whacked out! Included is some background information on publishers, writers, and artists. To sum up: I had a ton of fun looking at these! 👹
Keefe‘s extensive research is much appreciated and is of historical value. On top of that, he and the narrator Matthew Blaney make the audiobook interesting and suspenseful. Say Nothing has added to my interest in the Troubles, and I‘ve now included a few more books to my TBR on the subject. Highly recommend this book to history buffs! ☘️🎧
Enjoying the first volume of Four Color Fear, anthologies of 1950s horror comics! So much cool artwork!
Though this book was published in 1972, it still has a ton of information regarding duck hunting!
My grandfather, who I inherited the book from, was an avid duck hunter. He was the only person I‘ve ever known who hunted ducks. I never thought to ask him about this part of his life – I just enjoyed the dinners. Now that I‘ve read this book I realize there was a lot more to it than sitting in a boat with a gun and a golden retriever.
I did it! I got through the entire book! I think this was my third try and I resorted to listening to the audiobook on 1.25 speed... Yeah, it was a lot of drama and pearl clutching, so if you like that sort of weepy distress then this is the book for you! 😁 Now if I could just get through Swann's Way!
I love that it plays out just like a kids movie, with all the snarkiness, bumbling bad guys, pratfalls, etc. There‘s even a police chase after an Oscar Meyer Weinermobile. One thing that was disappointing was that the frog (Fester) didn‘t have a larger part in the story. After all, he‘s on the cover of the book!
Overall, it was a fun read. You do need to suspend your disbelief for it though. It‘s just a really fun time.