This small children's book about spiders has excellent photography. In between the photos, which I feel are best seen on a tablet, are the most fascinThis small children's book about spiders has excellent photography. In between the photos, which I feel are best seen on a tablet, are the most fascinating facts about spiders. The information is very general and not too useful, and I doubt it would even create enough curiosity in a child to explore further. Some proof reading needs to be done. The book is free at Amazon and is worth the price. Three stars for the photography only....more
I have a weakness of being unable to put down a book if I get involved with the plot or the characters. That doesn't mean that a book that engages meI have a weakness of being unable to put down a book if I get involved with the plot or the characters. That doesn't mean that a book that engages me in such a way is any good. This book wasn't good. This was one of those books that is predictable and was written for a movie (you can see the camera angles in your mind and as you read you predict which actors will be playing which roles), yet I did not put it down. It was a pleasant use of a couple of days of reading time, even though I frequently groaned at the dialogue and plot. But it was also a waste of my reading time. I could have read a thought provoking work that engaged me even more.
I read this book because it is a Big Library Read choice. The books are chosen democratically. Sort of. You are given a list of books and the one with the most votes wins. I don't know who chooses the list. The book is then available without limit at your local library's online site as a Kindle or epub book.
The is a "Kendra Donovan Mystery." There will be one other available soon. I don't know which genre the book belongs in: scifi, crime, thriller, mystery (not cozy mystery), bodice ripper? It is all of those and probably a couple of other genres I can't think of. ...more
This was a delightful book. It is free on Kindle for a time and you may want to grab it. The first two-thirds of the book were wonderful: the characteThis was a delightful book. It is free on Kindle for a time and you may want to grab it. The first two-thirds of the book were wonderful: the characters were bright and interesting. This is Love Boat on a bus in Ireland. You don't learn much about Ireland, though, just as you didn't learn about places on the Love Boat. The problem with the book was that it became increasingly predictable. You knew exactly how each person's story would end. You also knew that everyone would have a happy ending. The last third of the book, therefore, was everyone's happy ending. It took a third of the book because there are so many characters. Since you know how each story will end, this part of the book dragged on. One was even a bit unrealistic, but I can't tell you why without having to tag this review with a spoiler.
However, I really enjoyed most of the book. When I had to take a break from reading, I found myself thinking about the characters. I didn't learn any life lessons here, but it was a great summer read....more