I love reading and I adore sharing books I love with people! Even more importantly I love discussing and talking about books. So I will share some of thoughts that struck me while reading, as well as a Parental rating and overall rating. Feel free to chip in with your opinion or any questions on certain books.
For the parental rating I will mention a general age group i feel it is appropriate for, and I should mention in general i tend to fall under the more consrervitive, if anything happens that I consider explicit or mature it will be rated 18 and up. I will also usually note what it was that caused me to give that rating.
In terms of overall rating I go out of a five star system.
1: Not worth the effort it took to complete it
2: I thad a glimer of potential but feel flat in nearly almost every way
3: I like it will enough but it didn’t particular capture me, it lacked a certain spark that makes fiction great to me
4: I loved it, it was well written, and well done. The characters were likable, because I am all about characters, and the plot was coherent.
5: God’s gift to man in literary format. Everything about it is gorgeous, basically, written gold.
- Optimisim Leads to Greatness: A Review of Twelfth Night - Full of great characters and ridiculous scenes this play of misunderstandings and disguise, is worth reading and is a great piece of romantic comedy.
- The madness of grief: A Review of Hamlet - A father murdered, a mother married to an uncle, a ghost calling for a revenge, who wouldn’t lose it a bit? Hamlet is William Shakspeare’s incredibly famous tragedy, and it lives up to it’s name full of murder and ghosts, and soliloquies a lot of soliloquies.
- Historical, Epic and Comedic Time Compete: A Review of Henry IV Part 1 - A conflicting mixture of confusion and hilarity
- Love and Reason may keep little company but Humor is their closest companion: A Review of A Midsummer’s Night Dream - A Midsummer Night's Dream is a mixture of hilarious, ridiculous and long words, you get to enjoy Shakespeare's humor while also seeing some of his beautiful and insightful lines
- Uninvested but amused: A review of The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale - The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale is an original tale of magic and words, about a young girl growing to understand herself and her abilities and rising up to face those who wish her ill.
- Montian men and proper ladies: A review of Prince Charming by Julie Garwood - Prince Charming by Julie Garwood is an intriguing tale, of learning to trust, of finding family, and coming to love those you least expect.
- Manipulation is an art: A Review of the Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer - The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer is an entertaining delight, full of intriguing characters and even more delicious mischief and manipulation.
- A most convoluted love triangle: A review of A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman - A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman, is a delightfully expansive tale the deals with the realities of family, passion, genuine love, morals, and religion.
- Time-Travel ain’t for ignoramuses: A review of The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov - The End of Eternity by Issac Asimov is a masterful tale of science fiction, and Eternity is a world of wonder and utterly fascinating.
- Some Deep Shit: A review of Grendel by John Gardner - Grendel by John Gardner was poetic, deep, philosophical, and entirely to complicated to follow without re-reading...several times.
- A sassy lady and her brooding laird: The Secret by Julie Garwood - The Secret by Julie Garwood was a sizzling romance that drew me in head first, garnering laughter and a great deal of smiles.
- A deliciously vicious tale: A review of Vicious by V.E. Schwab - Vicious by V.E. Schwab is a delightfully dark, and entertaining read, that deals with broken people with extraordinary powers.
- A feisty lady and a sexy laird: A review of The Bride by Julie Garwood - The Bride by Julie Garwood, is a delightful romance, that tugged the heart strings and made me smile.
- Nazis, skinshifters, motorbikes, and a girl to change things: A review of Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin - Wolf by Wolf, is a wonderfully paced, intriguing novel, that takes your breath away with it’s brilliance.
- Jane Eyre and The Rockstar: A review of Jane by April Lindner - Jane by April Lindner is an amazing retelling of Jane Eyre, that is wholly original while retaining the classics spark.
- The prat who gets a heart: A review of The Year of the Hangman by Gary L. Blackwood - The Year of the Hangman by Gary L. Blackwood, is a great example of alternate history with powerful character development.
- A heart of gold: A review of Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale - Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale was a fun enjoyable read with a lovable protagonist.
- An emotional punch to the gut: A review of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, is a heartbreaking tale about family and expectations.