Review: Miss Buncle’s Book

Miss Buncle's Book
Miss Buncle’s Book by D.E. Stevenson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starts off slow, especially the bakery part at the beginning, but once you get past that it’s pretty good.



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Review: Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome – now I want to go hear this in Wil Wheaton’s voice.



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Review: The Night Circus

The Night Circus
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It wasn’t all bad, not as bad as I was expecting. The imagery was beautiful, the characters were ok, there was a thread of a story. However, I despised the way every chapter was a cliffhanger. And sometimes it was two or so chapters before it picked back up on that particular thread.



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Review: Peter Pan

Peter Pan
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I read the abridged version and feel that is was missing a lot.



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Review: The Tale of Halcyon Crane

The Tale of Halcyon Crane
The Tale of Halcyon Crane by Wendy Webb

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It was a fast and easy read with parts that were definitely spooky. Though you might be asking at times why Hallie would react the way she does, or how a certain situation makes any sense.



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Review: The City of Dreaming Books

The City of Dreaming Books
The City of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book, possibly more than a 29 year old should. Super creative writing. There’s a scene in the book where Optimus is in the Library of the Orm and so enthralled with the contents that he has to be dragged from there and that’s how I felt finishing the book. I just wanted the story to continue.



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Review: Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

Labyrinth of Dreaming Books
Labyrinth of Dreaming Books by Walter Moers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About 3/4 of the way through the book I thought maybe I would give it up. There were painful descriptions that took pages to get through. At some points I thought maybe I would skip it, but I soldiered on and am very glad I did. The ending has me excited to read the next book.



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Lupo the Lamb

It took me about two weeks to finish, but here is Lupo the Lamb (minus the ears).

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Pattern here

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Dirk the Dragon

Here’s the completed Dirk the Dragon that I made for the little one.

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Pattern Here

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Review: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this book. I cared about the main character AJ and what would become of him and his daughter. I loved the cynical voice of his and the way it gradually changes with the experiences he goes through.

This book also had so many stories in a story that all gets neatly summed up. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants a feel good story



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