Book Review

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go

The Knife of Never Letting Go
By Patrick Ness

My Edition:
Paperback, 512 pages
2014, Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763676186

Todd lives in Prentisstown – a place where all the residents can hear each other’s every thought. They call it Noise and even the animals have it. As Todd nears manhood, he discovers a secret which forces him to run for his life.,,only it’s hard to escape when the people after you can hear your thoughts.

This book has been on my shelves for –checks watch- an embarrassingly long time. I’ve always been “meaning to read it” just like every damn book, right? Well they’re making a movie and Mum wanted to read it beforehand. I’m glad she suggested a friend buddy read so I could finally experience this book! Mum kindly agreed to write up some of her thoughts too, so today I bring you our dual review (wow, sweet rhyme.)

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Book Review

3 (More) Things I Loved About Kim Reaper (Volume 2: Vampire Island)

Kim Reaper Volume 2: Vampire Island
By Sarah Graley

My Edition:
Paperback, 110 page
2019, Oni Press
ISBN: 9781620106372

Kim and Becka are back! The two are trying to find time to date, but Kim’s terrible schedule as a part-time reaper is really making things hard. Not to mention, Becka really wants her best friend Tyler and Kim to get along, but it doesn’t seem to be working. In an effort to support Becka and Tyler’s love of Vampire Teen Drama (their favorite show), Kim takes the gang to Vampire Island. Only things don’t quite go as planned…

You might recall my first list of reasons why I enjoy this comic. I’m back to tell you even more reasons why I love this series.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Pelican Shakespeares

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Fairytale Princess

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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Life of a Book Hoarder

My Life Outside Books (Sorta): June 2019 Vacation (with lots of books)

My friend Melissa recently came to visit for our annual vacation. We always try to do a variety of things when we visit each other – with plenty of time for naps and reading parties – but you probably won’t be shocked to hear that we also make visiting bookstores a priority. Thus, I present to you our June vacation, which is certainly comprised of some non-book related activities, but is, at it’s heart, mostly about books.

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Book Review

Series Review: Gemworld 1 & 2

I initially read book one, The Jewel and Her Lapidary, back in 2017 and apparently didn’t give any sort of review. I did very much enjoy it though. The second book in the series, The Fire Opal Mechanism, was released recently, so I decided I needed to reread Lapidary in order to refresh my memory.

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Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: Amanda & Possibilities

This is my weekly post where I highlight beautiful books from my collection. We all judge book covers to some extent (don’t lie, you totally do!) I created this feature to showcase and admire the art and design elements of some of the books I own. If covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t make so many wonderful editions!

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