This was such a mixed bag of a reading experience. Honestly, though, I figured it might be. I’ve read a couple of Shannon Hale’s adult novels before this, and neither of them worked for me. And the Goodreads average rating for this book is not great. But I was still hoping! Especially considering the premise. It wasn’t one of those ‘meh’ reads, either. One second I would be actively hating what was going on, irritated with the main character, the next, something adorable would happen and I would be happy again. I have three main complaints: 1) The main character, 2) the […]
Squirrel Girl is a breath of fresh air in the super hero genre. Created by author Will Murray and artist Steve Ditko, Squirrel Girl was introduced to the Marvel comics universe in 1991 due to a desire to create a lighthearted superhero story. The character floated around for a while teaming up with Avengers and other super groups. In 2015 she was rebooted and given her own comic series, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. She has become quite a popular character, especially with younger audiences, and this chapter book, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World came about to meet the demand for more SG […]
Questions probably everyone has asked are: “Real Friends. Who are they?” And “How do I get some?” Shannon is no different. Growing up as the middle child, she always tried to find her place. Not really close in age to any of her siblings, she never had a friend until Kindergarten. As the years go along, she realizes friends are not easy to understand. In a graphic novel format, Hale and Pham consider the world of one girl who is just trying to get through life. The afterwards gives glimpses into the real story. While everything is based in fact, […]
I came home from a poop day at work to a book exchange package from Katie (faintingviolet) and it made my day. I legit squealed when I opened the first book and saw Wishful Drinking. And I’ve been meaning to read Austenland and start Sandman for yearrrrs. (Although, I will confess that I’m actually super intimidated to start Sandman.) Thank you so much, Katie! And thank you for organizing this beautimous tradition.
He smelled of gardens, tricked her brain into believing she was irresistible, and made the idea of falling in love seem possible again. … Also, he turned out to be a jackass.” I’m having a slight difficulty writing this review because I saw the movie after I read the book (as is universally accepted practice), but I disliked the movie so much that I’m finding it’s clouding my impressions of the book somewhat. So I’m going to do my best to keep that bias out of this, but it might sneak in here or there, and I thought I should […]
Are you a sad cat lady? Do you fantasize about wearing pantaloons every time you thumb through your dog-eared copy of Pride and Prejudice? Have you worn out your copy of the Colin Firth DVD and hide it in the plants because you think it’s porn? If your answer to all of these questions is YES, then by all means, Austenland is for you!!!! Okay, I can’t continue this farce. That book pissed me off ten ways to Sunday. Shall we count the ways it aggravated my rage? 1. Jane Hayes is a 34-year-old Singleton (in the words of my […]