Reading this the second time on audio and loving it. I‘m not prepared for it to end!
I am really enjoying these stories although the repetition of information from the previous books is a bit too much, as well as too much educational information about the land, time and animals. The story gets bogged down at times with just too much extras, but the story itself is still wonderful and captivating. If I didn't love the story and characters so much the extras would ruin it and possibly cause me not to continue. 3.5🌟 #108of2018
I am really enjoying this series and the characters that Auel has created, however, this one was way too long and too full of information about the animals, land and time frame. There were pages upon pages that read like an encyclopaedia instead of a novel and I ended up skipping forward to avoid the large sections that were information and not story. The story itself is still great and I've already started the next in the series.
Empty house today means relaxing time to finish my book!! I am slowly working my way through #JeanMAuel series #Earthschildren #clanofthecavebear and I finished book two #TheValleyOfHorses a few days ago and jumped right into book three #TheMammothHunters. Such a great series and I can totally see why it made it onto the #GreatAmericanRead list! 🖤 Books #104of2018 and #105of2018 📚 🐶 💚
I borrowed this once and let it expire and never went back until I saw it on the Great American Read list. I wish I hadn‘t waited this long as I loved it! I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of their surroundings from that time period and the ways they survive and enjoy life in such an unforgiving climate. I need to know what happens next to Ayla and I'll be grabbing the second book soon! #GreatReadPBS #GARbongo #102of2018
This was absolutely thrilling! Sci-fi isn't really my go to genre and I would have never thought a thriller about quantum physics and alternate reality would be so thrilling and enjoyable. This was a five star read for me and I highly recommend it!
I put off reading this as I thought it was going to be too scary for nights when I was home alone but once I started it on a sunny afternoon I couldn't stop reading it at night as well. I didn't end up finding it too scary but instead just the right amount of creepy and intriguing. I thought this was very well done and I didn't guess most of the plot line, which made me quite happy!
Bailed. Just couldn‘t get into it ☹️
Another entertaining installment from Dav Pilkey. My 4yo really liked this one but asked to switch to a different kind of chapter book next. She has picked Dog Man (which is kind of the same but different character lol) #97of2018
White Oleander is not something that I would normally pick up for myself, which is why I really enjoyed taking part in the Pop Sugar Challenge. The challenge made me reach outside my normal genres and find books that I ended up really enjoying, and some I really loved. This was one that will stick with me for a while. It was beautiful, sad, dark and very engrossing. Recommended 4.5🌟
I‘m not sure why I kept putting off reading this one. I chose it for Pop Sugar Prompt 42, A cyberpunk book, and it‘s the second last one I need to finish to end the challenge. I‘m almost glad that I kept putting it off as now I only have to wait two months until the sequel is released! This is one of those books that I wish I could finish and pick up the next one right away! 4🌟
I've seen reviews that compare this series to Lord of the Rings, so of course I had to give it a shot! While I really liked the main character and his story, I found the end less than satisfactory. At 18 hours of audio it felt a touch long winded and for the first book in the series it didn't leave me with the urge to run out and grab the next book to find out what happens. I imagine at some point I will continue with it but no rush #94of2018 🎧
I picked this one purely to complete a Pop Sugar Prompt (Author with the same name as me) and I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. While it isn't anything that's going to knock your socks off, it was a page turner for me and I was happily surprised at how interesting, and honestly a little disturbing, it was. Recommended to anyone who loves a page turning thriller. 3.75🌟 #93of2018 📚🖤
Beartown made me teary eyed at the pharmacy waiting room but Us Against You made me bawl my eyes out in my living. Thankfully my husband was not home at that time to mock me! I don't know how Backman can take a subject like young men playing hockey in a small town and completely break my heart with it. He has very quickly become one of my favourite authors and I can't wait to pick up more of his books! 5🌟 #92of2018
I told myself after reading A Man Called Ove that I needed to stop reading Backman's books while in public. I seem to have forgotten that and that's how I found myself sitting in the pharmacy waiting room with tears in my eyes. This packs an emotional punch that I was not prepared for. Excellent 4.5🌟
Despite my reluctance to pick up the last two books in the series, I ended up really enjoying this! Full of action and emotions and I found myself needing to find out what was going to happen. Unfortunately there is one more book planned so I have to wait to find out the final outcome. Check out the series website www.enterthelibrary.com
Our latest bedtime chapter book was Ursula LeGuin‘s Catwings. I thought it was very sweet and a decent size at only four medium length chapters. I‘ll be picking up the next three books as well as my 4yo enjoyed the “flying cat book”.
Do you ever just pick up a book and realize that while there is nothing really wrong with it, you just don't like it? This is how I felt reading this one. It has all the elements that I normally enjoy in a crime novel but I found my mind wandering while I read it and the pacing was a little slow. I've heard really good things about this author's most recent novel and I've really wanted to try her stuff and I still intend to. 2.5🌟 #87of2018
My 4yo really liked this and we managed to read three chapters each night at bedtime because the chapters weren‘t too long. When we got to the end she saw the page of #MercyWatson books available and asked me to find the next one at the library for tomorrow 💙💙3.5🌟
This is one of those series that I enjoy but am semi ambivalent about. I like the characters and story line and I want to know what happens in the end, but I somehow have to force myself to pick up the next book. Once I'm into it I have enjoyed them and not wanted to put them down but then find myself putting off reading the next book. I'll be starting the 4th right away so as not to give myself any distractions from finishing the series #86of2018
In my world of books it is very sad when I find a new series that I adore and then find out it has very few books in it. This is how I feel coming to the end of this awesome series. At only five books I really want more! I‘ll be picking up some of her other books that occur in the same world and can only hope that they are as great! 4.5🌟 #85of2018 #blameitonlitsy
I've enjoyed a few of Crichton's book so I wasn't surprised that I really enjoyed this one as well. While I'm not usually a big fan of the movie making big changes from the book I was happy with a few of the changes that had been made, especially the character of Lex. She was such a ridiculous child and I didn't think it was believable that anyone could be such a brat in the middle of being chased by dinosaurs! #82of2018
Every few years I reread some of my favourites and seeing as this is my "fluffy summer" of reading I decided to give it a go again on audio. I love listening to Stephen Fry narrate, especially when he narrates my favourite books! #81of2018
#HarryPotter #JKRowling #StephenFry
This was our latest bedtime chapter book and I was informed by my 4yo that this was "waaaaay better" than the last book we read. Who doesn't love adventure and flying underpants?! ??? #80of2018
I‘m on quite a roll with the #parasolprotectorate series! I finished the third book tonight and am loving it. I had to jump right into this one after a cliff hanger in the last and managed some beach reading while my family frolicked in the water. Thankfully Amazon is delivering me the next two books tomorrow! #79of2018
This was just as great as the first in the series. Unfortunately it left off with a nasty cliffhanger and I immediately had to pick up the next book to find out what happens. I hate when I get played like this! :) #78of2018
My June book stats. I don‘t track pages read or hours listened but I do track total books. I like to know what I‘ve read through the months and years but I don‘t want reading to become a chore for me so I don‘t track more than that. This was a great month with my #audio chunkster The Stand and some new to me authors. #JuneStats
I picked this one up after seeing a few reviews on here and really ended up enjoying listening to it. I could hear myself in the main character, Francis, and some of the things she says about kids and parenting made me laugh out loud. I don't normally like the whole desperate housewives type drama but this tells more along the lines of normal people drama and things that be happening behind closed doors in any neighbourhood. #77of2018 #audio
I have always been a big fan of a fun urban fantasy novel and have been looking for a new vampire and werewolf series since I ran out of Kelly Armstrong's Otherworld books. I think I have found it in Gail Carriger and her sassy Miss Tarabotti! This was very enjoyable and I found myself really loving the characters and was sad when it ended. While it had a bit more romance than I normally enjoy, it wasn't over the top. 4.5🌟 #76of2018
This is the first novel that I've read by Lisa Jackson and I doubt it will be the last as this was great! It was fast paced and full of drama from the opening pages through to the end. I really felt for the main character and found myself hoping she would find the answers that she desperately needed. I was surprised at how many characters were involved in either the mystery itself or the unraveling of it. Recommended if you like a good mystery4🌟
I picked this one up because of all the hype I've been seeing about it and while I didn't love it as much as others have, I did enjoy it enough to want to continue with the series. Some of the plot is predictable but I was happy to see that I didn't catch all the twists and one surprised me near the end. 4🌟🎧 #74of2018 #audio
I requested this book from NetGalley in the hopes that it would motivate me to finally do something about all this stuff. While some of the book and the minimalist movement is not for me, some of it was incredibly helpful and motivating. Full review here http://tinyurl.com/ybfv54wh #73of2018
"A home that is filled with only the things you use and love will be a home that you love to use"
This is the adventure of a very unhappy little boy that finds himself in a giant peach surrounded by some magical new friends. This was one of the first chapter books that I've read to my 4yo and she really enjoyed it! We are going to watch the movie next. #72of2018
“ A home that is filled with only the things you use and love will be a home that you love to use.” 🏡 I‘m reading #TheMinimalistHome and I really liked this quote. Trying to reduce the crap in our house! #EpicGarageSale
I knew that I would probably enjoy this as I had already seen a few seasons of the show and I wasn‘t disappointed. I love Sookie and Bill and I was very glad that it‘s been a while since I watched the show and couldn‘t remember all the details of the plot. I‘ll be seeking out more from this series. #70of2018 #TrueBlood
This has been one of my favourite books since I first read it in high school. After many re-reads I decided to try it for the first time on audio. I am happy to report that it is just an enjoyable on audio as it is in print! It was quite a commitment at 47 hours and 52 minutes but it was worth it! Highly recommended 5🌟#69of2018 #GARbingo
I woke up with a mean case of the Mondays! Play along if it makes you happy 😃 1🖤 daughter has an eye infection, woke up by baby an hour too early, fruit flies!!! 2🖤 an extra large coffee in my Gryffindor mug and my favourite breakfast foods. (It‘s not working yet) 3🖤Kid free date night tomorrow and we have a gift certificate to The Keg! 4🖤 Dead Until Dark, The Stand🎧 and starting the Ash and Quill #MoodyMonday
When I first heard of this novel I didn't think I would ever pick it up as I had it in my head that it was going to be one of those stuffy classics that I wouldn't be able to get into. I was wrong. This caught my interest from the opening line and kept my attention until the very end. Excellent and recommended. 4🌟 #68of2018 #GARbingo #greatamericanread