Saturday, July 29, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 7/23-7/29

For review (on Bookloons):
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Truth We Bury by Barbara Taylor Sissel

Received in August's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Her Master & Commander by Anya Summers
Not in Her Wildest Dreams by Dani Collins
The Trouble with Bachelors by Caitlyn Blue
Fuel for Fire by Julie Ann Walker
A Matter of Trust by Susan May Warren
The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries
All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst
The Perfect Recipe for Love and Friendship by Shirley Jump

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


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


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