Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Silent Orchids

Title: Silent Orchids
Author: Morgan Wylie
Publisher: self
ISBN: 9780989305617
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A little too ambitious causing the world-building to be muddled, which was compounded by head-hopping.

Rating: 2/5

American Musical Theater

Title: American Musical Theater: Shows, Songs, and Stars
Author: Dwight Blocker Bowers
Publisher: Smithsonian
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  I have read better histories of the golden age of musical theatre.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 7/16-7/22

For possible review (on Bookloons):
We Now Return to Regular Life by Martin Wilson
Robots & Repeats by Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes
Cast No Shadow by Nick Tapalansky & Anissa Espinosa

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lord of the Flies

Title: Lord of the Flies
Author: William Golding
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 1-4012-0555-0
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  Lots of symbolism, but there was a missed opportunity for Piggy (the only character I cared about) to have achieved an even higher level of symbolism.

Rating: 2/5

Counteract

Title: Counteract
Author: Tracy Lawson
Publisher: Smashwords
ISBN: 9780996610810
Why Read?: Fresh Fiction

Thoughts:  Interesting twist on a typical dystopian trope, but did not keep my interest.

Rating: 2/5

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol. 1

Title: Kamikaze Kaito Jeanne Vol. 1
Author: Arina Tanemura
Publisher: CMX
ISBN: 1-4012-0555-0
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts:  Like the art and the story is fun, but a tad fantastical at times.

Rating: 3/5

Hunger

Title: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Author: Roxane Gay
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780062470256
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This is not an easy read to stomach, but it does have a powerful message about finding your voice.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 7/9-7/15

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Inside Dark by James Hankins

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast

Title: Sleepless Nights and Kisses for Breakfast: Reflections on Fatherhood
Author: Matteo Bussola
Publisher: Tarcherperigee
ISBN: 9780143131373
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A funny and touching look at fatherhood and marriage.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 6/25-7/8

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Somebody's Baby by Lurlene McDaniel
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke