Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#CocoTurns50
review
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
post image
Mehso-so

Imagine being a supernatural of the vampire, witch or demon variety, and having people telling you what to do, always. I can't imagine vampires would want to live forever with this sort of bureaucratic bullshit dominating their lives. I listened to the audiobook. The narrator was adept at the various accents but the weird way she drags out her "twooo"s grates. A book this large would benefit from having a second narrator of the male variety. ⬇️

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick The underlying premise was good, but this was entirely too long. This falls into nearly insta-love territory. Wine, manuscripts, yoga, food...I think the only foods I'm not certain Matthew eats are tacos, pizza, and quince. While I'm on Matthew, I did not get his appeal. He's controlling and I think he thrives on crisis. (1500 years on Earth might do that to you) Diana was boring. I understand why she doesn't embrace her magic, ⬇️ 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick but considering how the supernaturals didn't trust the other species, you'd think her aunt would have insisted she learn something. The Bishop house was fun, I liked Hamish, and I am intrigued by the events that are leading to book 2. I haven't decided if I hate myself enough to continue with the series. 😁 2y
See All 8 Comments
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2y
aperfectmjk I agree about the second narrator. It's such a long book, but I guess because of how the chapters are written it would have been hard to switch up narrators. 2y
DieAReader @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 👏🏻 I completely agree with your opinion on this one. Took me forever to read it & I disliked more than I liked. That being said, I procrastinated & dreading starting book 2. I was “inspired” to give it some attention yesterday & can say that so far (chapter 11/42) & I‘m enjoying it. There is a lot of character banter that I‘ve really gotten a kick out of. I like it much better than the 1st (as it stands now)😉 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @Squidget Good to hear that book 2 seems better from someone with similar feelings about book 1. I think I'll hold off until January and try to limit my listening to 1-2 hours daily so I'm not burnt out by it. This might be a case where I'd enjoy the show more if I gave it a try. 2y
39 likes8 comments
blurb
Bookworm54
post image

My monthly round up!

I read 10 books and started 2 others (pictured)
I also watched S1 and 2 of Kingdom, BBCs Dracula, S1 of What We Do In The Shadows, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, Haunted Mansion, and 2 eps of Truth Seekers.

I read 8hrs for #CYOReadathon, 36hrs for #Screamathon, 10hrs for #October20in4, 14hrs for #OutstandingOctober, 9hrs for #CocoTurns50, 6hrs for #ReadYourWay, and 5hrs for #CreatureFeaturethon

Bookworm54 My total point score for #TeamHarkness #Scarathlon2020 is 6857 points. Thanks for hosting @StayCurious and @Clwojick :) 2y
Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏 2y
TheSpineView Great job!😍🤩😊 2y
See All 6 Comments
Bookgoil Glad you enjoyed all the readathons!!! ❤️🎃 2y
Clwojick 👏 Way to go!!! Thanks for playing along this past month! 👏 2y
StayCurious Great job!! 2y
38 likes6 comments
review
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
post image
Mehso-so

I am not one for legal books, fiction or non-fiction, but I joined in on the #SundsyBuddyRead. This is very thorough, giving us some background about the Borden family and the aftermath of those vicious murders. We move to details of the court case, with day by day descriptions of the case and includes black & white photos of the crime scenes, and closes with the verdict and a brief aftermath. This is DENSE. Well researched, but lots of names ⬇️

54 likes4 comments
review
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Dracula | Bram Stoker
post image
Pickpick

The October #ThatsClassic pick. Some of the book feels repetitive, but still a good early gothic horror. Perhaps it's knowledge of how it all pans out, but it didn't feel very suspenseful. As others mentioned before, it's not exactly a female friendly world we're viewing but that's how women were regarded in the 1890s. Thanks for the push to reread it 25 years later @Annie1215
#scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @StayCurious
+2,926 points

66 likes3 stack adds5 comments
review
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
Halloween Party | R L Stine
post image
Pickpick

The overall story was good with a strong ending, but I have 2 gripes. 1. Niki is deaf (yay disability inclusivity) but since she's excellent at reading lips, there is zero sign language and it's super easy for her to follow along with group conversations. 2. Her boyfriend Terry calls her Funny Face, which isn't weird on it's own, but considering her always calls her that, especially in serious situations, grated my nerves. Good for 2 hours of fun.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
See All 8 Comments
jb72 My daughter loved the Stine books. 2y
Andrew65 You are doing great. 👏👏👏 2y
CocoReads That‘s great work. 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick @jb72 I probably read some when I was younger but sadly I don't remember. This is my first in recent memory. I did order a newer one that just didn't get read this month. I'm curious to see if there's a huge difference in style. YA seems to be a totally different ballgame the last 10-15 years. 2y
alisiakae Fear Street! 🙌 2y
46 likes8 comments
blurb
Deblovestoread
post image

Mid-week #Scarathalon update. Sunday I read 6 hours and participated in 4 readathons (#ReadYourWay, #Cocoturns50, #OutstandingOctober and #Slaughterathon) and finished Austenland for a total of 240 pts. Monday I read 2 hours for #Slaughterthon, finished Have You Seen Luis Velez? For #Overbookedclub and The Boo Club for a total of 50 pts. I read a total of 4 hours yesterday and read 6 Halloween themed books for 190 pts. Go #TeamSlaughter!

Clwojick ♥️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🖤 2y
38 likes1 comment
review
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
post image
Pickpick

2 interwoven stories here: Snyder's is set in 1925 Hollywood and focuses on actress Pearl. Stephen King wrote the second which gives us the origin story of an 1880s Old West Outlaw, Skinner Sweet. It's a bit of a new twist on the vampire and the ones are vicious, not sparkly lovers.
511 points for #scarathlon2020 #teamharkness @staycurious
2 interlinked stories x 15, + 2 hr during 24 'thons +1 participation point ⬇️

48 likes3 comments
blurb
JenlovesJT47
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

I‘m a few days behind on my #Scarathlon2020 posts so please bear with me!

Here‘s my total for the #CocoTurns50 readathon. My brain is too fried atm to figure out any of the other readathons. 😆 So that‘s 300 points for this one.

I hope you have/had an awesome birthday @CocoReads 🤗🥳

#TeamSlaughter
#Readathon

blurb
TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
post image

Day 25 results: I read 7 hours yesterday a lot of that was audiobooks. My total hours for #24B4Monday with hosts @Andrew65 @SumisBooks @jb72 is 24.5 hours. #Scarathon2020 @StayCurious #TeamHarkness Points = 371 #ReadAllWeekCGB #ReadYourWay #Deweys24readare #cocoturns50 @CocoReads

Andrew65 Fantastic, well done 👏👏👏🙌🙌🥳🥳🥳🍾🥂🍾🥂🤩 2y
CocoReads Great job! 👏👏👏 2y
67 likes4 comments
blurb
Sleepswithbooks
post image

My first time reading “Frankenstein.” @SumisBooks got me interested in Mary Shelley earlier this year and I‘m so excited to finally read her book 📖
#Scarathlon @Clwojick
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#Cocoturns50 @CocoReads
#readyourway @TheSpineView
#readallnight #monsterreads #readathonsaresnackathons

Clwojick 😍 😍 2y
TheSpineView 👍🤩😊 2y
Godpants I love this book, I hope you enjoy! 2y
TheNeverendingTBR Love this cover!!!😍 2y
66 likes1 stack add4 comments