The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
This is a middle grade story telling the tale of Spurge, an elvish historian, who is sent to the goblin kingdom to deliver a gift and spy on their magical power. It is also the story of Werfel, a Goblin historian, who hosts this elf and tries to show him the best society has to offer. And of course it is the story of the elfish spy network who are trying to destroy the Goblins once and for all. Continue reading “(86) The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge // Bookish Blurb”
Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
This is a children’s book set in thirteenth century England. We follow the diary of Birdy as she recounts her everyday life and the way she foils her father’s plans to marry her off. Continue reading “(74) Catherine, Called Birdy // Bookish Blurb”
How to Train you Dragon by Cressida Cowell
Somewhere recently I was reminded of the fact that this movie we all know (if you’ve never watched it you should) started out as a book. So I went and read the book.
First off, this book is NOTHING like the movie, so just forget anything you know aboug the movie and let me tell you about this book. Continue reading “(56) How to Train Your Dragon // Bookish Blurb”
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
After reading so much intense fantasy, I wanted to read something light and very different. And then for some reason I started thinking about this book.
This book is one of many that my mom used to read to my brother and me when we were little. I’m not sure when I last read it.
Basically this book is a collection of stories about ‘cures’ that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle comes up with such as “Won’t-Pick-up toys cure” and Fighter-Quarreller cure”. Continue reading “(47) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle // Bookish Blurb”
The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
I realized that I din’t have books to read so I went online and found some. This book (and many of the ones in the near future) came from an NPR list of recommended books.
This is a graphic novel telling the story of two women as well as other stories which are interconnected to it. It’s very fairytaleish and the illustrations I think add to that. Continue reading “(25) The One Hundred Nights of Hero // Bookish Blurb”
Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde
This is the fourth and final book in the original Thursday Next series. See my review of the first book here. This book takes place two years after the last one and Thursday has decided to leave the book world and return to the ‘real’ world and try and get her husband back while (as always) stopping the world from destruction. Continue reading “(21) Something Rotten // Bookish Blurb”
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Basically, Simon is a closet gay high schooler who ends up emailing some other gay kid at his school but they don’t know who each other is. And they fall in love via email but Simon is forced to come out to the school all the while trying to find this boy who is stealing his heart. It’s a very quick easy read especially since it goes back and forth between the narration and the emails they exchange. Continue reading “(16) Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda // Bookish Blurb”
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
I found this book strangely addictive despite the fact that it isn’t the sort of thing I usually read.
I appreciated that this book (although heavily romantic) was not purely (or even necessarily mostly) a romance novel. It was an adventure novel with complex characters who each have their ‘issue’ that society doesn’t like. Continue reading “(6) The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Bookish Blurb”
The Marriage Book by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler
I really enjoyed this. It’s a large collection of quotes related to marriage. Some of it is advice and some of it is totally ridiculous and some of it is stuff that used to be advice but now is ridiculous. It’s a A to Z guide where each letter has topics starting with Adam and Eve and ending with Zoloft.
Overall I really enjoyed this book but it took me forever to finish (like months but I stopped to read other books in between). It was a good book to read before bed since it was easy to read in chunks.
Also yeah me for reading nonfiction!
#2 of 2018
I was stressing over the fact that I don’t have anything to blog about and then I remembered that I just saw a movie! As in, I went to a movie theater rather than just watching something on my computer.
I went to local movie theater with my dad where a matinee (a word I realize I have no idea how to spell) ticket is $9 (which is cheap btw). It actually was quite appropriate that I saw this movie with my dad given that it is all about family. Family and music.
I probably should have written this closer to when I saw the movie but here it goes. Let’s see what I remember. Continue reading “CoCo// Movie Madness”