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Updated: 2017-11-20T21:59:08.678-05:00

 



Was inspired by a true story, much more awful in t...

2017-11-20T21:59:08.678-05:00

Was inspired by a true story, much more awful in the details- Fritzl- 1984. I didn't know about the Fritzl family before I read Room. This is really tame in comparison.



Was this based on the true story or completely fic...

2017-11-20T13:28:11.434-05:00

Was this based on the true story or completely fictional? Seems like it would be an interesting read if it were fictional, but if it was based on the real event... I'd have a harder time with it.



Oh yeah, I was very loath to read this one, but my...

2017-11-18T14:24:46.581-05:00

Oh yeah, I was very loath to read this one, but my mum said that the narrative voice made it -- I don't know, not okay? But okay enough that I was able to get through the book. I haven't wanted to REread it though, it was definitely a one-and-done for me.



I liked that this one was told from the child'...

2017-11-17T14:20:25.219-05:00

I liked that this one was told from the child's perspective too. It added a different dimension to what's become a familiar thriller. I liked that the author went into the recovery process for them. It seemed realistic to me, the struggles they had adjusting to the world outside. Although, it's been a bit since I read the book, so my memory is a bit fuzzy about it. :-)



This was a thought provoking novel. I wasn't s...

2017-11-17T14:14:07.580-05:00

This was a thought provoking novel. I wasn't surprised surprised by the ending, but it was still horrifying. But then, the entire Holocaust was horrifying wasn't it?



I kind of saw the ending coming but it still made ...

2017-11-17T11:19:24.032-05:00

I kind of saw the ending coming but it still made me think.



It took me a while to get used to Jack's voice...

2017-11-17T10:03:06.193-05:00

It took me a while to get used to Jack's voice but, once I did, I couldn't put this book down. What a powerful story! The movie's worth seeing too.



Book Thing is well worth the trip. I hope to go at...

2017-11-12T17:56:44.496-05:00

Book Thing is well worth the trip. I hope to go at least once a year... Someday I will visit the actual Powell's brick-and-mortar!



Many years ago now, I made a pilgrimage to Powell&...

2017-11-12T17:50:51.042-05:00

Many years ago now, I made a pilgrimage to Powell's in Portland where I had a wonderful time and spent a great deal of money. It was worth it. I keep hearing about Book Thing, so much that I may need to make another pilgrimage to Baltimore.



I would have loved to have read something like tha...

2017-11-06T09:52:56.052-05:00

I would have loved to have read something like that written by my son and his friends. What a great idea.



Yeah. I'd like to go in person someday too. Ne...

2017-11-05T15:45:28.220-05:00

Yeah. I'd like to go in person someday too. Never have. One time a very nice hardback I ordered from them, turned out to have the last few pages missing. I didn't realize it until I read the book, months later. I emailed about it and they promptly sent me a replacement copy.



Awww, The Book Thing sounds like the dearest place...

2017-11-05T15:28:37.789-05:00

Awww, The Book Thing sounds like the dearest place ever. And YES, I ardently second your fondness for Powell's. One of these days I'll get there in person, but in the meantime, I love ordering stuff from them online. I've always gotten my used books in excellent shape, except for once -- and on that occasion, they exchanged it for me straight away with no problems.



What a fun package! It sounds like Powell's k...

2017-11-03T20:33:39.639-04:00

What a fun package! It sounds like Powell's knows what their doing.



I love books like that.

2017-11-01T17:01:04.979-04:00

I love books like that.



What a great way to celebrate your birthday! (Happ...

2017-10-29T13:04:25.429-04:00

What a great way to celebrate your birthday! (Happy belated birthday, by the way!)

Seeing your new books reminded me of some of the gems sitting in my own TBR collection I still need to get to. The Snow Child for one. And then others on my wish list: I Capture the Castle and The Crane Wife, for starters.


I hope you enjoy all of them!



This might be a little too "out there" f...

2017-10-29T10:30:19.441-04:00

This might be a little too "out there" for me.



Turns out Golden Bats & Pink Pigeons is a comp...

2017-10-26T20:34:18.913-04:00

Turns out Golden Bats & Pink Pigeons is a completely different text from Ark on the Move. (They are both about the same group of islands, but two separate trips taken over a decade apart). I'm very happy to not be returning a Durrell book!



I can understand what you mean. There were a few p...

2017-10-25T19:22:33.235-04:00

I can understand what you mean. There were a few parts where I thought she sounded too mature for a five-year-old, but some readers thought the opposite- she often sounded too naive. I tried to overlook the parts where it felt inconsistent.



I like comments! I have been slack about visiting ...

2017-10-25T14:25:36.122-04:00

I like comments! I have been slack about visiting lately, too. I think you'd like it, if you are used to McKinley's slow methodical style. I knew the ending didn't quite wrap up, having read several reviews earlier, but still it came as a bit of a disappointment- I hope the sequel is good.



Catching up on my blog reading, sorry for so many ...

2017-10-25T14:22:22.086-04:00

Catching up on my blog reading, sorry for so many comments in a row!

This one sounds SO GOOD, so perfect for me! Too bad about the ending. I'm going to put it on my list anyway, and hope for the best.



Thistle- The book really gets a LOT better once yo...

2017-10-25T14:19:29.781-04:00

Thistle- The book really gets a LOT better once you are past the first few chapters where the worst abuse occurs. It's NOT a children's book. We're not the only ones taken aback by this. In the UK I believe it is marketed as adult fiction.



Unfortunately this one I had been spoiled on (what...

2017-10-25T14:07:31.564-04:00

Unfortunately this one I had been spoiled on (what happened to the main character, the coma), and it kept me from enjoying it much as all. I don't think I finished it.



I looked up my review of this one, and confirmed t...

2017-10-25T13:36:12.481-04:00

I looked up my review of this one, and confirmed that I hadn't finished it. I stopped reading right before the gang rape of her.

"I question if this book should be marketed as YA-"

I was surprised (to put it mildly) that it was published by Random House Children's Book...



What a great haul! I had that Great Cats photo bo...

2017-10-25T12:56:17.695-04:00

What a great haul! I had that Great Cats photo book and loved it.



Wow, what a haul! I want to know more about Book ...

2017-10-25T08:37:36.839-04:00

Wow, what a haul! I want to know more about Book Thing - please do a post about it.