Review: Saga, Volume 7

Review: Wowzers this series is getting harder and harder to read.  The loss is going to be the death of me.  The family is together again, but still separated.  Alanna’s having another baby, Hazel’s growing up so fast and has moved into her bratty phase.   So much drama and angst.  I hate it.  I…

Review: A Ruin Of Shadows

Review: I have no idea how to review this, because I don’t want to spoil it.  I’ll do my best.  The story was original and once I stop letting myself be distracted by outside forces (e.g. children, husband) I couldn’t put it down!   The author has quite a way with words.  They were so…

Stranded! Book Swap 2018

So nearly a week later, I’ve found a minute to post my box.  Mallory, thank you so much, I love it!   Where to start?  Okay, how cleaver were you to send me a message in a bottle?!  I never thought to do that and was tickled by it.  I adore the wrapping paper and…

Review: Master And Commander

Review: This book is the beginning of Jack Aubrey’s captaincy, and the start of physician Stephen Maturin’s tenor as a naval surgeon.   Jack is made captain of the Sloop, Sophie.  In his excitement at finally being made captain, Aubrey seeks out Maturin, with whom he had an unpleasant meeting with the previous evening, to apologize and invite to…

Reading progress update: I’ve read 200 out of 459 pages.

Finally got back to this one. I’m not even sure how long ago I started it [it’s easily been years.]  I’m loving the early development of Jack & Stephen’s friendship. Original post: Virago77.booklikes.com/post/1814587/reading-progress-update-i-ve-read-200-out-of-459-pages

More Work Shenanigans…Sigh

So, I’ve kind of accepted my fate of being at customer service with zero training.  I adopted a “no fucks left to give” attitude, and can I just say, it was like the weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.  I just don’t care anymore.  What I don’t know, I don’t know, through…

My Kid Just Out Me’d Me…

…and I couldn’t be prouder.  Long story short she’s watching the She-Ra remake to which I scoff.  She was complaining about one or two character flaws to which I responded, “This is why I hate remakes.”  So she continued on and ended with, “But the current animation is much better than your old 80’s version.”…

Review: The Haunting of Hill House

Review: This was creepy and scary without gore or jump scares.  It was almost more psychological because there was never a solid presence or any one thing to fear like in a slasher film/book.  It’s like going into a dark basement alone at night.  Logically you know there is nothing there that can harm you,…

Review: Lullaby

Review: So. So. Creepy.  I am very, very happy that my children are not babies.  Also, glad I’m smart enough not to ever entertain the idea of buying a house that is haunted.     This was a short, but entertaining audiobook.  Interesting story and more creepy than scary.  Will definitely check out more by the…

Review: Ajax Penumbra 1969

Review: This was a cute little adventure and some backstory into Ajax Penumbra.  In this we learn of Penumbra’s origins, how he came to be in San Francisco, became a member of a secret book society, and came to own the 24-hour books store.  It was an enjoyable short story. Original post: Virago77.booklikes.com/post/1808040/review-ajax-penumbra-1969

Review: The Child Thief

Review: There are a whole host of mythologies and faerie tales at play here.  My first thought was that this was a dark retelling of Peter Pan, which is not all that far off the mark.  This is a twisted gory ode to Peter Pan and Avalon and other faerie stories.  If you really think…