It is great being a part of the Army of Evil. That's what Sara Reine calls her team of readers. She gives us a chance to read her books first and ofteIt is great being a part of the Army of Evil. That's what Sara Reine calls her team of readers. She gives us a chance to read her books first and often for free, as this one was. I look forward to each and every book.
Yet, this was not my favorite. No, the writing was wonderful as usual. In fact, that was the problem. She kept us all in suspense wondering how Marion could love that Elkonig and ignore, yet again, Seth who is obviously in love with her.
The depth that the characters have reached in my mind. I have felt them all real in spite of the fantasy. I think having the real places (Reno, Las Vegas, etc.) mixed in with the fantasy realm which when I lived in Reno, I almost felt was actually there. The possibility that I might run into some of the characters, find my way into the bar that is the demon hang out--well, of course, I knew it was not real. But--what if?
And so the ley lines lead me back to writing this review. But first, the commercial I put in all the S. M. Reine reviews: Get the books. Start at the very beginning with the Six Moon Summer in the Seasons of the Moon series. Don't ever expect to be finished with her books as Ms. Reine is far more prolific a writer than anyone could be as a reader. ;-)
Okay, that wasn't the direction I had intended as I sat down to write this. I was going to say more about this particular book. But the more I think about it... I just don't want to put in spoilers. So let me say, this didn't end the way I expected it to. No, not a cliffhanger, thank goodness Sara doesn't do that much. But a huge sense that more is going to happen soon, just breathe and get ready....more
When a person buys a bit of property a person is curious as to how to improve said property. I do already have a nice mobile home. Yes, it needs work,When a person buys a bit of property a person is curious as to how to improve said property. I do already have a nice mobile home. Yes, it needs work, but it would be nice to have other buildings for storage or living spaces.
And so it was this person looked at this book for ideas.
Now I don't normally put a book synopsis on my review. I feel people can find those on the book's site and make up their own minds about whether to read it or not. But here is the one for this book: I bought shipping container homes. I made mistakes, don't you make them.
That's it. No, how to avoid said mistakes, how to actually find or set up said shipping container as a building. Glad this was free. It was shorter than most Reader's Digest articles....more
This book was a huge disappointment for me. I have been making hats for a charity group. One of the ladies taught me to use the circle loom. I becameThis book was a huge disappointment for me. I have been making hats for a charity group. One of the ladies taught me to use the circle loom. I became addicted to it. Then I thought I would stretch my understanding of loom knitting and started making washcloths on the long loom. That got me curious to other stitches I could try. That's when I found this book. I even decided to spend my hard earned cash on it.
Mistake. There are so many books out there that are anywhere from free to just a small price. This one was nearly $10. Yet the pictures are fewer than one needs to learn a new skill. The written instructions didn't include enough true step-by-step clues to help the learner understand. And the number of patterns in the book were so few it just wasn't worth the money.
STILL, I will keep it and when I feel ready to try again I may see if it has something more than I found with my first attempt. There seem to be a lot of people who love this book so it might work for you, too....more
Did you ever have that niggling feeling that you had forgotten something? I kept forgetting that I had read this book recently and hadn't written a reDid you ever have that niggling feeling that you had forgotten something? I kept forgetting that I had read this book recently and hadn't written a review. If I hadn't been given the book for that very reason, I wouldn't have felt so badly when I did remember. Sorry it took me so long, Gita.
AND my memory of the book was gone. Part of it is my fibro fog is in full flare. Though I could remember that the book was cute, I know that Ms. Reddy tries to get a few lessons in there for the reader. I wanted to make sure I got it so I went back and read it again. It only took a few minutes. It was worth the re-read. Which proved to me that a child will want to return to this book often.
First, the illustrations are absolutely adorable! Abira Das (Illustrator) did a fantastic job! Second, the lessons were there. Here is a frog who is too happy-go-lucky for his own good. A lesson I tried to teach my own children was that if they wanted to wander beyond our yard they needed to have a sibling or two with them for the safety in numbers. So this educational moment would start a lot of conversations between parents and children. Or even students and teachers.
Then one could study amphibians, frogs in particular. Heck, one could even adopt a pet frog for a while learn about their growth, food, and other needs. And then make sure the children understand how important the proper environment and care is for any animal.
Last, it is a great early reader, one a parent could read aloud but the child could grow to read it independently all the while enjoying the fun pictures. ...more
Disclaimer: I picked this book up from NetGalley.com free for review.
My husband, my friends, and my adult kids and I are fans of GoT (what nerds callDisclaimer: I picked this book up from NetGalley.com free for review.
My husband, my friends, and my adult kids and I are fans of GoT (what nerds call Game of Thrones). We are so invested that we read every book and listened to the awful Audible narrator, listened to tons of podcasts (Boiled Leather comes to mind) and we talk about the books and the TV series all the time. I love the series so much that I could have it playing all day long. The music is fantastic! So when I saw this calling to me on NetGalley, I couldn't resist. And it was a fun, interesting read.
My favorite parts of the book were the direct quotes either from the books or the TV series. My least favorite was that it ended with last season's stuff. I hope the author comes back to add to it when this season has finished. So many answers have come up, yet more challenges to the authors to bring us something even better! Yes, this challenge is for both George R. R. Martin and the author of this book, Carolyn Larrington.
I loved that she delved deep into history and literary history too so correlations between Westeros and Essos and Europe's and Asia's past And I think she was quite inspiring to the person that likes history or literature with her extensive bibliography attached at the end of the book. I am almost tempted to see about reading a couple of the books she mentioned.
I highly suggest this read to those who are fans of Game of Thrones. ...more