Cyclone by Doreen Cronin ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

31Vp8Gd0ghLPrimary Genre(s): Middle Grade, Fiction
Originally Published: 16 May 2017 by Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
Page count: 352
My Format: Audiobook via Overdrive
Cover: Simple, but great
Pacing: Good
Ending: Wonderful
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2WGYN6U

My rating: ★★★☆ Continue reading “Cyclone by Doreen Cronin ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

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Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

31952703Primary Genre(s): Young Adult, Fiction
Originally Published: 30 August 2016 by Pan Australia
Page count: 352
My Format: Audiobook via Overdrive
Cover: Pretty, Eye-catching
Pacing: Decent
Ending: Hopeful
Would I recommend it: Maybe
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2Iy8vig

My rating: ★★☆☆ Continue reading “Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

30741918Primary Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Art
Originally Published: 27 Nov 2018 by Algonquin Books
Page count: 304
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla Digital
Cover: Eye-catching
Pacing: Sloooooow
Ending: Meh
Would I recommend it: No
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2K94Fz3

My rating: ★☆☆☆ Continue reading “The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose ★★☆☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

Author learns her book is wrong – two weeks before publication! #article #bookblog #nonfiction

Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is Wrong

Please read the article (link above – takes about 3 minutes). I am actually very curious about your thoughts on this.

  1. Was this just poor research?
  2. Did the author allow her agenda to affect how she interpreted information?
  3. The publisher stated “Despite this unfortunate error we believe the overall thesis of the book Outrages still holds.” Do you agree with this?
  4. If a significant portion of any non-fiction book is based on incorrect information, should it still be published? If it has already been published, should the book be recalled in some way? FYI – The book has already been released in the U.K. and is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on June 18, 2019.
  5. What should be done in cases like this when false information is provided to the public as fact? The author has indicated she will look into her research and make necessary corrections. Is that enough?

These are some of the questions that popped into my head when I read the article. I’m curious was others think. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the article or any of he questions I posed. I may not respond to every comment – I anticipate that this one might generate a lot of dialogue.

 

Rogue Strike (Jake Keller #2) by David Ricciardi ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

41880089Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Military, Political
Originally Published: 4 June 2019 by Berkley Publishing Group
Page count: 416
My Format: eArc via NetGalley
Cover: Bold
Pacing: Good
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: Yes, but only to fans of the genre
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2IfyoD

My rating: ★★☆☆ Continue reading “Rogue Strike (Jake Keller #2) by David Ricciardi ★★★☆☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”

May 2019 Reading Wrap-up!

Maywrap

Goodness Gracious! I read and reviewed a lot during May! Click on the links to read my full reviews.

Books
The East End by Jason Allen ★★★★☆
The Raven’s Tale by Cat Winters ★☆☆☆☆
Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone by Phaedra Patrick ★★★☆☆
The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth ★★★★☆
A Murderous Malady by Christine Trent ★★★☆☆
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides ★★★★★
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ★★★☆☆
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin ★★★☆☆
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan ★★☆☆☆
Sourdough by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆
Our House by Louise Candlish ★★☆☆☆
Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆

Children’s Book
Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester ★★★★★

Short Stories
The Landlady by Roald Dahl ★★★★☆
Mrs. Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
The Way Up To Heaven by Roald Dahl ★★★★★
Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl ★★★★☆
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe ★★★★☆
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe ★★★★☆
A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Salinger ★★★★☆

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Ellie and the Harpmarker by Hazel Prior ★★★★★

Article
The Writer Who Couldn’t Answer Standardized Test Questions About Her Own Work

As of May 31, I have read 56 of the 104 books I challenged myself to read this year. According to Goodreads, I am way ahead of schedule!

Finally, the following are the books I started in May but haven’t finished yet. Reviews for these will come in the next few days. Stay tuned!

That’s it for May!

HAPPY READING and THANKS FOR FOLLOWING ME!

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog

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Primary Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
Originally Published: 2 October 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page count: 288
My Format: Audiobook via Hoopla Digital
Cover: Bright (glows in the dark)
Pacing: Good
Ending: Okay
Would I recommend it: Yes
Commission Link: https://amzn.to/2JL9C0Q

My rating: ★★★☆ Continue reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog”