Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Warm Bodies


Title: Warm Bodies

Author: Isaac Marion

Publisher: Blackstone
ISBN: 9781441788801
Thoughts: I think I would have liked this better if I had read it - the narrator's voice just didn't seem right for the main character.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, August 29, 2022

Spark and the League of Ursus


Title: Spark and the League of Ursus

Author: Robert Repino

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683691662
Thoughts: I can see where the author was going, but the world-building fell short, especially with the bears' special words for things and the confusing flashbacks.
Rating: 2/5

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Mean Baby


Title: Mean Baby: A Memoir of Growing Up

Author: Selma Blair

Publisher: Audible
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  I ended up enjoying this much more than I thought I would, probably because it was ready by the author whose emotions would come through.
Rating: 4/5

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Stacking the Shelves: 7/31-8/27

LibraryThing Early Review:
Atrocious Immoralities by Brynne Stevens 

What's With St Louis? by Valerie Battle Kienzle

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Kindest Lie


Title: The Kindest Lie

Author: Nancy Johnson

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Honestly, just a very average story - nothing stood out really, good or bad.
Rating: 3/5

The Wild World Handbook: Habitats


Title: The Wild World Handbook: Habitats

Author: Andrea Debbink

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692461
Thoughts:  Impressive book for school-aged children that teaches about many different habitats through biographies, activities, and ideas for conservation.
Rating: 5/5

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Cursed Objects


Title: Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items

Author: J.W. Ocker

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692362
Thoughts:  Very comprehensive and lighthearted guide to all of the world's cursed objects.
Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

It's Your Funeral!


Title: It's Your Funeral!: Plan the Celebration of a Lifetime - Before it's Too Late

Author: Kathy Benjamin

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692584
Thoughts:  A very humorous guide to planning your own funeral that is full of useful information.
Rating: 3/5

Hello, Molly!


Title: Hello, Molly!

Author: Molly Shannon

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 978
Thoughts:  Any fan of SNL in the 90s will appreciate this fun memoir (but, be warned, it starts off very sad).
Rating: 4/5

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Sleep Tight Motel


Title: The Sleep Tight Motel

Author: Lisa Unger

Publisher: Amazon
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  A little slow for a horror novella, and also predictable.
Rating: 3/5

Matchmaking for Beginners


Title: Matchmaking for Beginners

Author: Maddie Dawson

Publisher: Lake Union
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Very cute romantic magical realism.
Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Do No Harm

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Title: Do No Harm

Author: Christine McDonald

Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797117744
Thoughts:  I have disagreed with many protagonists, but I disliked Emma so much I was rooting against her almost from the start.
Rating: 1/5

Hunters of the Hidden City


Title: Hunters of the Hidden City

Author: Kali Wallace

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692898
Thoughts:  A smart protagonist, a great secret, and a wonderful lesson.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, August 1, 2022

Crystal Clear


Title: Crystal Clear: Reflections on Extraordinary Talismans for Everyday Life

Author: Jaya Saxena

Publisher: Quirk
ISBN: 9781683692034
Thoughts:  Unique blend of personal and informative essays around crystals.
Rating: 3/5