Posted in children's, Literature, young adult

Another childhood memory…

Did you ever read R. L. Stine when you were younger? If so, which books did you read? Which one was your favorite?

I’m pretty sure I read “Ghost Beach” (seen below) but I want to say there was another one that I read but I can’t remember the title. I’m surprised I didn’t read more stuff from him besides just a couple of his books. R. L. Stine was a good writer and knew how to write a good horror story for kids. I know I saw other kids my age that were also reading stuff from him.

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Book-ish Jobs

What type of bookish job do you see yourself doing? Which one would be your favorite? Why?

  • Librarian / Library staff = Librarian’s and other library staff can help you with a lot of stuff. They can help you find that next book you’re looking for but they can help you with other things. There’s a wealth of other services at the library. Like, they can help you with something you’re researching or
  • Book store employee = Like librarian’s and other library staff, they can usually help you with finding that next book you’re looking for. Or they can suggest new material to read.
  • Author / Writer = Some people who enjoy reading may also enjoy writing as well. What genre you write is up to you. Everyone has a genre that they like best.
  • Reviewer = There are some authors or some publishing companies that look for people to review a certain book so that they can provide feedback for their book(s) when they’re released.

What are some other jobs that you think would be a good job for someone who is an avid reader? Why do you suggest that one?

Posted in Literature

Upcoming books…

Below is a list of upcoming books that will soon to be released that I’m looking forward to. I’m looking forward to them making the illustrated editions of the rest of the Harry Potter series. I have books 1 through 4, we just have to wait for them to finish 5 through 7. Besides that, I’m also waiting on the following….

This book doesn’t have a synopsis yet (not at the time that I wrote this anyway) but it’s the last book in the series. I have so many questions that I hope we’ll get an answer to when this book comes out on September 28th of this year.

This is the Minalima Edition of the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. It comes with color illustrations and eight interactive paper craft elements. It suppose to be released on October 26th of this year.

I know there is more that I’m looking forward to but I can’t remember what they are. I’m sure it’ll come to me at a later date. Are there any books you’re looking forward to?

Posted in children's, Literature

New book for children…

The following is a new children’s book written by David Banks that was released last month. Normally I catch a new book release BEFORE the actual release date so I don’t know why I didn’t catch this until after it was already released. I do like this particular author and I know he writes some good stuff.

The Children’s Garden is a 158 word poem that uses the translation of the German word Kindergarten to tell a story about the importance of the introduction of children into grade school.

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Like vs. dislike

What are some things you like or dislike about reading? Do you agree with some of the things I’ve written below? Do you have some things that you think I’ve left out?

Things I like about reading…..

  • Relaxing… I find reading to be relaxing. It allows me to get get my mind off of whatever has happened over the course of the day. It’s like a little vacation for your brain.
  • Never bored… I can spend hours reading, especially if the book is well written. I can also spend hours in the local bookstore or library looking for new books to read.
  • Portable… I can take my reading with me when I travel thanks to having a Kindle Fire. I can even take multiple books with me to keep myself entertained.

Things I dislike about reading……

  • Die… I hate it when my favorite characters die during the book/series. You become so invested in the characters and it can be devastating when they are gone.
  • Done… I hate it when a book or series is over. It always feels like they are over too soon.
  • Too long… When an author is writing a series, I hate it when I have to wait in between books, especially if that wait is a long time. I’ll admit I can become impatient when I’m waiting for that next book to come out, especially if the series is really good.
Posted in Literature, mystery, young adult

“This Lie Will Kill You” by Chelsea Pitcher

Well, I finished reading this book last night. It was a decent read. The book didn’t end like I thought it was going to but it was a bad ending though. It was just…..different. But the book kept a good pace throughout the book though. It didn’t take a long time to jump right into the story and it kept the same pace all the way through. I don’t want to give anything away because I hate someone revealing spoilers to me so I don’t like doing it to someone else.

Now, I will tell you that this book is probably geared towards the young adult crowd. I purchased this from the young adult area of the clearance section at my local bookstore. Just letting you know that up front. Some adults may or may not like reading young adult/teenager stuff….that just depends on your tastes.

Synopsis: One year ago, there was a party.
At the party, someone died.
Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true.

Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free?
Or will their lies destroy them all?

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Book hangover

A book hangover is described as “a condition in which an attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress.” It also mentions that it normally lasts for “one to two weeks or until a new book of higher-than-average quality enters the reader’s life.”

Normally, when I finish a book, I’m eager to get started on the next book. Let’s face it…..I’m a book junkie. Plus, there’s too many books and not enough time to read them. But there have been a few times where I have been affected by the death of a character. For example, when we have the battle of Hogwarts at the end of Deathly Hallows…..there were so many character that died and it was so sad. I didn’t jump right into another book then when I finished Deathly Hallows.

Have you ever experienced a “book hangover” before? If so, how long did it last? How long did it take for you to jump into another book after you’ve finished the previous one?

Posted in Literature, romance, young adult

Book news….

{Note: May contain spoilers if you’ve not read the series yet.}

Originally, I thought that the Crave series by Tracy Wolff was just going to be a 4 book series. Well, I just found out today that this is not the case. There is going to be a 5th book that comes out in January of 2022. This is suppose to show what happened to Grace and Hudson during that 4 months that Grace was trapped in stone. I’ve always wondered what happened during those 4 months because it’s not talked about during the actual series (during the series they play it off as Grace doesn’t remember any of it). I’ll probably get this after I’ve finished reading the 4th book just so I can figure out what happened during that period. What about you?

Synopsis: Unravel the mystery of the missing four months between Grace and Hudson—when she finds herself trapped with the last boy she ever expected, and certainly the most obnoxious one she’s ever met. If he doesn’t shut up, she just might kill him…if she doesn’t kiss him first.

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Saving money….

How do you save money so that you can go shopping at a bookstore near you?

  • Change Jar = My hubby and I have done this before……keep a jar to throw all your loose change in. When the jar gets full, you can take it to the bank and dump it in their machine to count the change for you. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have some paper money which will be easier to carry around on you while you’re at the bookstore. Plus, if you like to go to the store with a set limit in mind then this way will work out perfect.
  • Savings = There’s always the option of opening up a savings account. You can have a small portion of your paycheck put into this savings account (it’s even easier if you have direct deposit). Then you can have a “spend day” whenever you decide.
  • Refund = My hubby and I, whenever we get a tax refund, we’ll put a big chunk in our savings account for a rainy day. But we’ll set aside a small portion that we’ll let ourselves spend and have fun with.
Posted in horror, Literature

A new Brother Wulf novel…

I just found out that a new book comes out on May 6th. I have the first book titled “Brother Wulf” on my Kindle Fire. I should get to reading it because I need to get this book also. Is there anyone else out there reading these books? What other books have you read by Joseph Delaney?

Synopsis: Wulf has left behind his life in the monastery and is now the Apprentice to Spook Johnson, assisting him in protecting the County from denizens of the dark – which mainly involves Wulf acting as bait.

But Wulf is captured by Hrothgar, a giant with abilities to conjure subservient creatures – or tulpas – from his imagination. And he strongly suspects that Wulf has these abilities too . . .

Wulf begrudgingly begins training with his new master, but meanwhile, something dangerous is afoot in the County. Wulf’s old friends, Tom and Alice, have been imprisoned by an all-powerful witch and her brain sucking minions. And together with Tilda, Tom and Alice’s daughter, he needs to rescue them from Circe’s enchanted lair before it’s too late…