Book Review: Dumplin’

Book Review: Dumplin’

Dumplin’ was such a fun read, I grew up thinking of myself as fat and not at all cute, but realized once I graduated high school how pretty and beautiful I was even if I was heavier. I never dated in high school so I don’t really get all that stuff. I liked the dichotomy between Willow and her mom and that she was trying to be okay with her body whereas her mom was trying to “fix” her situation. I like that she didn’t jump straight into a relationship but I hated her reasoning, I wish it had been […]

Posted April 11, 2020
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The Monster Report

The Monster Report

Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Books added […]

Posted April 6, 2020
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Month in Review

Month in Review

Month in Review is a feature in which we wrap up what went on each month in terms of our blog, reading and other things in our life. Feel free to leave a link in the comments to your own monthly wrap up post so we can stop by. on the blog…   Reviews:       Other Features: Events: more personally…   Life: Well March has been interesting. We’ve been out since March 16th of work/school and we didn’t have much direction for work besides one online meeting and to check email frequently. Our elementary school does not have […]

Posted April 2, 2020
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The Monster Report

The Monster Report

Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Jessica and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Books added […]

Posted March 30, 2020
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O.W.LS. Readathon TBR 2020

O.W.LS. Readathon TBR 2020

It is that magical time of the year again, let’s get into what we are reading for the O.W.L.S. Magical Readathon. Learn more on Twitter and Youtube. Jessica Hey guys so normally I just pick the career that has all the prompts but this year I really wanted to choose a career that I would actually love to have in the Wizarding World. So I will be going for  A Trader of  Magical Tomes. I am also going to be doing the Merpeople linguistics seminar. Ancient Runes – Heart rune: heart on the cover or in the title.   Charms […]

Posted March 26, 2020
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Book Review: Widdershins

Book Review: Widdershins

Widdershins took a bit to get into. The chapters were long and the plot was interesting but definitely a bit slower reading than I expected. The setting is old timey London, the main characters a talking cat and a slums boy who he saves from losing his fingers as well as a witchhunter and the daughter of the Queen, the Princess herself. Quite an intriguing set up, with a bit of a political plot happening that is alluded to with the Academy and the Inquisition. There’s some magic and a book that intrigues the princess. The problem is that nothing […]

Posted March 25, 2020
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Book Review: Never Never

Book Review: Never Never

Never Never is a re-imagining of the story of Peter Pan and Hook. It takes Hook’s point of view from when he was a boy, a Lost Boy and how he became Hook. It takes him parting from Pan’s games – a boy who doesn’t understand his cruel games and paints Pan in a whole new light. I really enjoyed this story, seeing Hook go through a series of unfortunate events that leads him to become the villainous man that we know from the stories. I do wish that the story veered off more from the Disney fairy tale more […]

Posted March 24, 2020
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Book Review: House of Furie..

Book Review: House of Furies

House of Furies was a bit of a disappointment in a few ways. I always love a bit of a horror set in old time England even, but it was a hard miss. With a lengthy set-up, there was a somewhat lack of horror until it was a little in your face and not in the way it was expected at all… more danger than spooks and ghosts. I felt the end was rushed to pull things together and the relationship that had been starting to bud between our two main characters was forced at the end. There was a […]

Posted March 23, 2020
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