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message 1: by Zuky (last edited Apr 18, 2018 07:01AM) (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Hello everyone! I hope you're all excited to start your SHORT AND SWEET books for April.

This is a thread for you all to link to your reviews. Here we can keep up with each other and see how we felt about our books for the month!

At the end of the month I will be linking back to everyone's reviews on a big master post on my blog so don't forget to link it here, otherwise I won't be able to find it! I'll be posting the April review post on May 5th.

If you talk about the club anywhere online where hashtags are used, please use the hashtag #BookBumClub so I can see it! I follow the hashtag on Instagram, and regularly check it on Twitter!

Happy reading everyone x

~

13/04/2018

I read and reviewed Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for this months theme! Here is my 3 star review!

On the blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/04/11/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

~

18/04/2018

I also read another book which I didn't realise could fit with this theme, but at 190 pages, it just squeezes itself in :-)

Here's my review of The Cyclist...

On the blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/04/18/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 2: by Alex (new)

Alex And I'm done! It IS well into the 2nd of the month in my timezone though :) Here's my review of Midwinter Folk Tales:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

and you may also be interested in this Spotify track of the author and his family performing a version of one of the stories and songs in this book:
https://open.spotify.com/track/6qdVgL...


message 4: by Jamie-Lee (new)

Jamie-Lee (jlkfraser) | 17 comments Happy Easter everyone! I also finished my book and two others! I read...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

This book was adorable and sweet. I loved the tales. They had the same feeling as our fairytales with a hero, a bit of fear and a happy ending, but with a fun magical twist. I wasn't the biggest fan of Dumbledore's notes. They were a little tedious to be honest, but neat idea.

I also tried my hand at graphic novels/comics which was a fun new thing!

I Hate Fairyland #1 by Skottie Young

The first chapter I was a little unsure but then I loved it. What a fun, gruesome adventure. Not for the faint of heart and probably not for children under 14. This was such a great twist on the norm with a girl that ends up stuck in Fairyland for 27 years and hating it. I am looking forward to the next instalment.

Bitch Planet, Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick

Definitely an interesting read. Not my most favourite but it was worth giving it a go. If you are into feminist literature this will be up your alley.

Thanks for the theme!


message 5: by Quirkyreader (new)

Quirkyreader | 16 comments I read The Magic Finger The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl . And here is my very short review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I also read two other short Dahl books as well: Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes

Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl


message 6: by Nicole (new)

Nicole (bookwyrmknits) | 22 comments Here is my review of The Sandman: The Dream Hunters. I thought it was a graphic novel, so I wasn't going to include it, but it's more of an illustrated book so I'll include it here.


message 7: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments Here's my review of Twittering from the Circus of the Dead by Joe Hill.
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

It's presented as a short book but in fact, I think it's really a short story. It's not something I'd usually pick up, but I enjoyed it.


message 8: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments Nicole wrote: "Here is my review of The Sandman: The Dream Hunters. I thought it was a graphic novel, so I wasn't going to include it, but it's more of an illustrated book so I'll include it here."
Nice review.


message 9: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments Quirkyreader wrote: "I read The Magic FingerThe Magic Finger by Roald Dahl. And here is my very short review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show......"
I think Roald Dahl was a great writer for both children and adults.


message 10: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments melancholia wrote: "I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson.

Here
is my first review ever! 🙈"


Good review - hope to see more of them.


message 11: by Marina (new)

Marina (marina999) | 18 comments Jamie-Lee wrote: "Happy Easter everyone! I also finished my book and two others! I read...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

This book was adorable and sweet. I loved the tales. They had ..."

Nice reviews.


message 12: by Katherine (new)

Katherine  | 24 comments At the end of March I read The Grownup by Gillian Flynn but reviewed it beginning of April so not sure if it counts... whtvr you think!

The Grownup

I loved it anyway


message 13: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
I read and reviewed Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for this months theme! Here is my 3 star review!

On the blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/04/11/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 14: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
Katherine wrote: "At the end of March I read The Grownup by Gillian Flynn but reviewed it beginning of April so not sure if it counts... whtvr you think!

The Grownup

I loved it anyway"


That still counts :) I started and finished my book on March 31st :P


message 15: by Magical_Bookworm (new)

Magical_Bookworm | 26 comments I read Lumberjanes, Volume One: Beware the Kitten Holy. I gave it 5 stars. I loved it and it is now one of my favorites.

Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy Lumberjanes, Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I absolutely fell in love with this graphic novel. I can proudly say it is one of my favorites. I loved all of the characters. April is my favorite character. I love how each character looks different and has their own personality. I loved the female friendships. I will definitely be continuing on with this series. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.



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Misty's Book Space (mistysbookspace) I finished my book on the first of this month but I am just now getting around to posting my review. I read The Bulletproof Proposal by Rebekah Louise and I actually ended up enjoying it.

review on my blog: https://mistysbookspace.wordpress.com...

review on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 17: by Alejandrina (new)

Alejandrina | 11 comments Just finished The Day of the Owl and enjoyed it. Here is the review:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 18: by Shaina (new)

Shaina (shainlockholmes) | 22 comments The Witches of the Blue Well The Witches of the Blue Well by Paula Brackston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This was a great short story about a well and a young woman connected to it. It makes me want to see Wales more than ever because of the superstitions and beautiful countryside described.
There was first a bit of background on Wales and the folklore and the wells there, then the story which really helped to put it in context. Afterward, there was a bit of history and context about witchcraft, then part of one of Paula’s books.
I find her work to be extremely interesting and naturally inspired.



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message 20: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments I am reading 3 shorties
Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Invisible Man, and Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Rip Van Winkle

This will really help my to do list and I am trying to read all those good, classics that I previously missed.

My latest favorite book is Free Country by George Mahood- life is too serious, so I really enjoyed the humor.


message 21: by Zuky (new)

Zuky the BookBum (zukythebookbum) | 107 comments Mod
I also read another book which I didn't realise could fit with this theme, but at 190 pages, it just squeezes itself in :-)

Here's my review of The Cyclist...

On the blog: https://bookbum.co.uk/2018/04/18/revi...

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 22: by Callum (new)

Callum McLaughlin | 11 comments At just 58 pages, The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier was definitely short but sweet.

Here's my review!


message 23: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments I am not sure I did this right- the book is the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum my revieww follows:
This book reminds one of the good feelings that accompany the fmiliar comforts of chidhood. The story, which is beautifully depicted in the movie, tells of Dorothy's trip to the world of Oz and the Emerald City. There was the gathering of friend's: the Tin Man, The Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, and their trips to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the many adventures in their travels. The colors and descriptions of the Munchkins, the Flying monkeys, the Good Witch-Glenda, the Evil witch, and various other characters are well told. I should have rate it a 3.5 for the shear ability to make the reader believe the tale while still surrounded by the stuff of 2018. The only real surprize I encountered was that the shoes that returned Dorothy to her Aunty Em's in Kansas were not the red ones noted in the movie, but sliver slippers- I also didn't recall in the movie version that Dorothy wore the cap that controlled the Monkeys, after the death of the 2nd evil witch. It was truly an enjoyable read but I think better suited for younger readers-although I may be in my 2nd childhoood. fi The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

My rating: 3 of 5 stars





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nished the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum-


message 25: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments the message by Sue 19 hrs ago should state the review was of Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.


message 26: by Janel (new)

Janel (keeperofpages) | 4 comments Hey, for this months themes I read The Cremator by Ladislav Fuks

You can find my review on my blog at: https://keeperofpages.wordpress.com/2018/04/23/book-review-the-cremator-by-ladislav-fuks-modern-czech-classics/


message 28: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments Wahttps://www.goodreads.com/review/edit... Washington Irving's tales


message 29: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments sorry I hit the wrong stuff agian, should be https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 30: by Sue (new)

Sue  (oldersbl) | 43 comments https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Pass the Guilt ( Nero Wolfe mystery) by Rex Stout


message 31: by John of Canada (new)

John of Canada (johnofcanada) | 3 comments I read(among others)The Epiplectic Bicycle by Edward Gorey.VERY funny and somewhat confusing.


message 32: by Katherine (last edited Apr 25, 2018 01:31AM) (new)

Katherine  | 24 comments Here is my second review for his months theme

The importance of Being Earnest by my beloved Oscar Wilde. I loved it


Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer (yaykisspurr) | 5 comments I love graphic novels and manga and this month read and reviewed a several of them. The two best were:

Orange Future: https://perspectiveofawriter.com/2018...

The Lost Path: https://perspectiveofawriter.com/2018...


message 34: by Hafsa | حفصہ (last edited Apr 26, 2018 08:25AM) (new)

Hafsa | حفصہ (vibingwithabook) | 20 comments Picked up Oh Honey by Emily R. Austin, it was amazing!

Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Might be adding a few other books for this prompt if I can get the reading and reviews done before the 30th!


message 35: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (goodreadscomwhatcathyreadnext) | 40 comments Who would have thought it would take me so long in the month to squeeze in a book of only 45 pages? However, better late than never, my review of The Visitor at Anningley Hall.

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

On my blog with links and other stuff: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.c...


Alex (ReadingBetweenTheNotes) (readingbetweenthenotes) | 8 comments My review of The War of the Worlds is here:

https://thepaperbackpiano.wordpress.c...

Looking forward to reading everyone's reviews and to next month's theme! :)


message 37: by Aqsa (last edited Apr 26, 2018 04:29PM) (new)

Aqsa (her_747) Alex (PaperbackPiano) wrote: "My review of The War of the Worlds is here:

https://thepaperbackpiano.wordpress.c...

Looking forward to reading everyone's reviews and to ne..."


I watched the movie, how's the book? (Oops, yeah, I'll just check ur review!)


message 38: by Nora (last edited Apr 29, 2018 08:11AM) (new)

Nora  (raccoonstudiez) My book-review for this months theme:

https://amiesgeekcorner.wordpress.com...

I am also going to read some reviews today too.


(Mellifluous Grant) (raeallic) | 18 comments I read Down Among the Sticks and Bones as my short read this month. Enjoyed it tremendously!

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


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