Thrice Read Tag

This book tag was made by the lovely ladies over at Thrice Read. Please go over and check out their blog and their answers to this questionnaire!

What book defines you as a reader?

I bounce around from book to book and genre to genre, but my favorites would have to be fantasy novels, especially those with unicorns as main characters (The Unicorn Chronicles and Firebringer Trilogy).

Most unique book?

There was a book I read several years ago that while I was reading it, one of the characters made me so angry that I had to put the book down and do something else for awhile. No other book has made me so emotional that I had to stop reading. If you ever manage to find it, it’s called The Truth About Unicorns by Bonnie Jones Reynolds.

What characters would play the angel and devil on your shoulders?

Captain America would hands down by the angel on my shoulder. The devil is a toss up between Cass from The Truth About Unicorns (the reason I was angry) or Charles Manson.

Book that represents each stage of your life (childhood, adolescence, adulthood).

Childhood would have to be The Babysitter’s Little Sister series, followed by The Face on the Milk Carton for adolescence and then for adulthood it would have to be Christine Feehan’s Dark Series.

Book that is your go to reread.

Honestly, I haven’t reread many books, I want to, but the pull to read a new book I’ve never read is also really strong with me. Though I have read Into the Land of the Unicorns by Bruce Colville twice, and Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel twice.

Book that surprised you the most.

Honestly, any book that I pick up from the Dollar Tree that I end up devouring in a few days. A couple that come to mind are Arms Commander and Shadow’s Claim.

Most read author?

It’s a tie between Stephen King and Sir Terry Pratchett. They are both wonderful storytellers.

What character is most like you?

My name is Dorothy Gale, from Kansas.

What is your favorite non-romantic ship?

Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings.

Do you prefer the hero or the villain?

Hero of course!

Don’t forget to check out the girls at Thrice Read and Keep Reading Little Bookworms!

Dollar Tree Book Reviews – Part One

I’ve bought quite a few books from the Dollar Tree in my time here on this blog, and I think the time has come to do a collective review on some of them. So, without further ado here is a video of my talking about some books from the Dollar Tree!

 

The books I cover in this video are:

 

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1st To Die by James Patterson

1st to Die (Women's Murder Club, #1)1st to Die by James Patterson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I like James Patterson, I’ve read a few of his books now like Alex Cross’ Trial earlier this year, but this is a new series for me and I’m happy to have found the first one in this series. I found it at a thrift store, which is possibly the best place to find older books.

Anyway, it’s about a lady detective, which I like because it is usually men who are the main characters in these kinds of books, but that is getting better too. The Woman’s Murder Club comes together rather smoothly, it wasn’t forced, which I also liked.

And the plot was superb! Loved the twist at the end, though if I had paid a little closer attention to a certain character’s character I would maybe have an inkling that something wasn’t quite right either. A very good murder mystery, I hope the rest of this series is just as good as I will be trying to find the next one: 2nd Chance.

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Pocket Book of Poetry by Various

Pocket Book of PoetryPocket Book of Poetry by Various

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this collection of poetry. It contains some very famous poems by some very well known authors including Shakespeare, Byron, Bronte, Yeats, Keats, Elliot, and more. If you find it you should grab it up.

I must confess that I actually took the time to read through this twice. I had to, the poems all had a beauty about them that I wanted to soak them in as much as possible before reading something else. Some of my favorites were “The Road Not Taken”, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death”, and “O Captain, My Captain!”

To me, this was an inspiring read. Reading some of the great poets inspired me to try my hand at poetry again.

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100 Followers Milestone & Giveaway

Wow. Where have I been? Just the other day I was sitting pretty at ~80 followers and now the count tells me it’s over 100!

First of all: Hello and welcome to all of you, old and new! Secondly, 100 followers deserves some recognition. It’s the first milestone I’ve reached on this blog and I’d like to give you all a gift to say thank you for reading my blog posts.

So how about a free ebook? Sound good?

A Disturbing Affair

Scoot on over to Smashwords and type in the code SH48Z at the check out to get it absolutely free! Don’t delay the code is only good for one month, it will expire on June 17, 2017 so get it now!

Thank you all again for helping me achieve this milestone, and who knows? Maybe we’ll reach another one sooner than we think!

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Memories of Shel Silverstein (Part 03)

One of my favorite songs growing up was The Unicorn Song, because I loved unicorns (and still do). I was aware for quite some time that this was a poem put to music but I loved it anyway and still do.  Though I have found that the song is much more popular than the original poem, which I think is a little sad, but such is life.

 

 

This post marks the end of my mini series on Memories of Shel Silverstein. I hope you’ve enjoyed my little trip down memory lane and I hope it brought up happy memories for you too!

 

Ouija by Katharine Turner

OuijaOuija by Katharine Turner

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was a quick read. It’s based on a script, which is basically what it reads like, and it reads like young adult or even teen reading. It’s not very long, and lines are almost double spaced throughout. Once the plot got going it was very predictable. This happened, followed by this, and ending like that.

It’s very much a book based on a movie and you can tell. It was alright, and worth the buck I paid for it at the Dollar Tree, but there are more interesting and worthwhile books to read rather than this one. I wouldn’t seek it out again.

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