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Quick Thought Review: Graphic Novels (9)

This is a short one, but it’s been sitting as a draft for months and I now feel terrible that I haven’t completed it. So here we go! A few Batman reads (of course) and a fun and light read with magic! Read more…

Review: Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen

Audiobook read by Nadia May

I love Jane Austen. She is one of the few classic authors that I have given a 5-star rating. Pride & Prejudice is one of my all-time favourite classics; I have read it multiple times and I have seen all the movie and television adaptations. I absolutely love it. So I was quite excited to finally read Sense & Sensibility. 1) I was excited to jump back into anything Austen; and 2) It was going to be my first audio book. Sadly, it was not as good as what I had read previously. Read more…

Review: The Moonstone

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

I can honestly say that The Moonstone probably would have sat on my shelves, unread, for a number of years had it not been chosen by someone else for me to read. This is what I get for being indecisive. A whopping 608 page classic, written in 1868. Surprising to me, was the fact that I did enjoy the novel. Touted to be the first and best of modern English detective novels, The Moonstone, certainly kept me guessing. Read more…

The 2015 Reading Challenge – In Review

Last year, I thought it would be a grand idea to try the 2015 Reading Challenge: a list of prompts that would allow one to read 52 books. In the beginning of the year, I went all out with excitement determining what my reading list would be; I had the books separated from my gigantic TBR shelves and was all prepared to completely blow this thing out of the water. Looking at the 2015 Reading Retrospective, you would think that by having read 102 books, I totally did blow that challenge out of the water. Read more…

Reading Retrospective 2015

Well this year was a busy one regarding life in general; despite that, I managed to have a record-breaking year for reading books! I thought 80 books in 2013 was amazing. Thinking that I wouldn’t be able to come near that, I set my goal for 60. I blew that out of the water by reading 102!! Mind you, a lot are graphics novels (very quick reads for me), and many are free Ebooks found thanks to bookbub.com. Still, a good year. Read more…

Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels (4)

This addition to Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels took me a little longer to finish but it ended with a bang in my finally finding Joe the Barbarian!! Read more…

Quick Thought Reviews: Graphic Novels (3)

Another set of Graphic Novels have been completed! Most of these were because of the graphic novel group in which I participate. I don’t think I would have heard of them without them being the monthly picks! Read more…

Review: Bear

Bear by Marian Engel

Or, Who Wants to Talk About Bear Sex?

Oh Canada. Book-wise, I tend to stay away from Canadian authors. I’ve read a few (Atwood in particular), but they just don’t often work for me. Discussing this with a coworker, she made a perfect analogy: Canadian authors are like a train. They are good stories that seem to be chugging along a perfectly solid path, and then suddenly, they completely veer off track! This is a perfect introduction to Bear by Marian Engel. Read more…