Thursday, April 26, 2018

Purrfect Voyage

Purrfect Voyage
by Ruth J. Hartman
published by Turqouise Morning
ISBN n/a
Why read? Review

Purrfect Voyage by Ruth J. Hartman is a fun, escapist read.  While Hartman is known for her historical romances, this is a contemporary one, but it still features a cat, and this time as the catalyst for the whole story.

Children's author Kitty Carter's cat Arthur has gotten away from her again.  While chasing him, she finds herself onboard a yacht where she slips and falls, knocking herself unconscious.  When she comes to, she finds she is on a two-week voyage with another Arthur - this one a ruggedly handsome man.  However, Arthur (the cat) is nowhere near done with his mischief.

The voyage part of this was exciting and super sweet.  Once they got off the boat, though, it dragged and the resolution left too much open.  But if you love cats and romances, Ruth J. Hartman is definitely the author for you!

Rating 3/5

Perfect Is Boring

Title: Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss
Author:  Tyra Banks & Carolyn London
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
ISBN: 9780143132301

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Before reading this I could care less one way or another about Tyra Banks, but this book was so much fun and had such a positive message, that I definitely like her now.  And her mom is great!

Rating: 5/5

The Immortalists

Title: The Immortalists
Author:  Chloe Benjamin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525497633

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A rather dark and depressing novel.  While it was probably the happiest, I had the hardest time with Varya's story.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 4/8-4/14

LibraryThing Early Review:
Running with the Wolves by J. E. Reed

Received in April's Scriptd:
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

Bought from Usborne Books & More (link is to my consultant site):
Race to the End of the World by A. L. Tait
The Sword of Kuromori by Jason Rohan
Shadows of the Master by Emily Rodda

Friday, April 13, 2018

Playing for Keeps

Title: Playing for Keeps
Author:  Angel Lawson & Rochelle Allison
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I know this was an in between novella, but it read more like deleted scenes, which made little sense having not read the first book.

Rating: 1/5

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

Title: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups
Author: Chris Harris
Publisher: Little, Brown
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Most of these poems are pretty funny and can, indeed, be enjoyed by all ages.  My top favorites were "Alphabet Book (by the Laziest Artist in the World)" and "Out on the Farm on a Saturday Night".

Rating: 4/5

Indigo Sky

Title: Indigo Sky
Author: Gail Ingis
Publisher: Soul Mate
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts: This was highly unbelievable, which is detrimental to historical fiction.

Rating: 1/5