Title: Fortunately, the Milk Author: Neil Gaiman Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: December 7, 2013 Rating: 5/5 Recommend: YES YES YES YES!
Summary: While...moreTitle: Fortunately, the Milk Author: Neil Gaiman Format: E-book (Kindle) Date Read: December 7, 2013 Rating: 5/5 Recommend: YES YES YES YES!
Summary: While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.
Review: The ability for this man to craft a story astounds me! Everything he writes, I fall in love with, and this one is no exception! This one I read in a couple of hours, and it is such an adorable, whimsical story that had me sucked in from the very beginning, and the illustrations are just pure delight added to an already fantastic story.
A father has to head to the corner store to obtain milk for his children's cereal so they actually have something for breakfast (and he has milk for his tea). However, it isn't just a simple trip to the corner store for milk as the father is then abducted by aliens!
This book features aliens, dinosaurs, time travel, strange jungle people, a volcano god, wumpires, and two children who ultimately can choose to believe or not believe their father's fanciful tale of what happened and why his trip to the store took longer than it should have.(less)
Title: Where The Wild Things Are Author: Maurce Sendak Read: Recently – May 16th, 2013 Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Most definitely
Summary: One night Max puts o...moreTitle: Where The Wild Things Are Author: Maurce Sendak Read: Recently – May 16th, 2013 Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Most definitely
Summary: One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all. (Taken from Goodreads)
Review: This book here is by far one of my favorite books, ever. I loved the story, the delight in it. The fear that was held within those pages. I always wanted to be Max, I'd always wanted to be able to sail away on my own ship and become King, well in my case Queen, of the Wild Things. However, I would always remember that I was loved, cherished and belonged with my family, just like the Wild Things belonged on their island.
It was one of those books that got me hooked on the 'scary' things, that opened my eyes to the fact that I could love the things that scared me. That I could find enjoyment in that thrill, find an enduring friendship with those fiendish characters that fill the pages of books. Occasionally I re-read this book, to return to my roots and the first book that 'scared' me when I was a kid. That let me know what fear was. (less)
Cute middle grade read. Now have to read the first one in a series. HATE HATE HATE reading books out of order, but as this one was free from the autho...moreCute middle grade read. Now have to read the first one in a series. HATE HATE HATE reading books out of order, but as this one was free from the author in exchange for an honest review I cannot complain too much!
This story is by far one of my favorites and got it for my roommate's daughter from the library the other day. We read it together (and she read it la...moreThis story is by far one of my favorites and got it for my roommate's daughter from the library the other day. We read it together (and she read it later, and listened to the cd that came with it to follow along as well).
Title: Philippa Fisher and the Fairy’s Promise (Philippa Fisher #3) Author: Liz Kessler Rating: 5/5
Summary: Philippa is excited to spend her vacation wi...moreTitle: Philippa Fisher and the Fairy’s Promise (Philippa Fisher #3) Author: Liz Kessler Rating: 5/5
Summary: Philippa is excited to spend her vacation with her friend Robyn, but she has no idea just how much excitement awaits. When a magic spell carved on a mysterious circle of rocks transports Philippa to fairy godmother headquarters, she learns that her own mother is in danger. To protect her mom from a serious accident, Philippa must pretend to be a fairy, while Daisy, her fairy godsister, returns to Earth as Philippa! And that’s just the beginning of their adventure. After passing a harrowing test of their loyalty to each other, Philippa and Daisy undergo a fantastic journey to rescue a lost fairy who has devoted her powers to maintaining the portal of the stone circle. With time running out, and the worlds of humans and fairies at risk of being severed, Daisy finds herself facing an extraordinary choice that has the power to change her life forever. (taken from Goodreads.com)
Review: Okay, so I had my usual final book in a series anxiety with this one, because it is just that, the final book in the Philippa Fisher series, and I have to say it is my favorite book of the series. Things get way more complicated than they have been in the books prior to this and there are more mysteries than ever before! The trio of friends in this book is something else, and I love them to pieces: Philippa, Robyn and Daisy.
There is suspense in this book, something that isn’t so much in the others. It isn’t a good or bad feeling, just the addition of a little drama that makes things a bit more interesting as the story progresses. I also do like the way that this is written, much like the rest of the series there isn’t so much “chapters” but noticeable shifts from person to person, so we actually get to experience the thoughts and feelings of each character individually throughout the book. Also, we meet some new faces, and the ending does leave the hope that there may be a fourth installment to the Philippa Fisher series.
The setting is the same as in the previous book, Philippa Fisher and the Dream-Maker’s Daughter, but the season is different. This time the Fishers are visiting Robyn and her Dad over the winter holidays, and are going to be spending New Years with them. Robyn’s dad doesn’t make much of an appearance in this one, and isn’t really a major player in the story, however we do get to see another side to the eccentric and artsy Mrs. Fisher in this story.
The stone circle, Tidehill Rocks, is the scene of the event, which I am certain you can guess, if you know some of the mythology and magical history surrounding stone circles, and brings about the start of another adventure for this trio of best friends. It is easy to read, and darn it I want more Philippa Fisher!