2021 · Book Review · Book series · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade

Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Title: Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)Author: Brandon Mull Pages: 373 Genre: Children, Middle Grade, Fantasy Themes: Honesty, Bravery, Curiosity, Discovery Publication Date: June 7, 2006Publisher: Shadow Mountain Siblings Kendra and Seth are brought to their Grandpa’s farm to be taken care of as their parents go on a cruise. What seems like it would be a boring time ends…… Continue reading Book Review: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Middle Grade · Movie Tie-in

Book Review: Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

Title: Harry Potter: Cinematic GuideAuthor: Felicity Baker Pages: 64 Genre: Fantasy, Children, Movie Tie-in Publication Date: October 11, 2016Publisher: Scholastic Inc. In this short book, readers are reminded of Harry Potter’s story and some key events from the movies. This was a book that was given to me by a local community member, and I…… Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter: Cinematic Guide by Felicity Baker

2021 · Book Review · History · Nonfiction

Book Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Title: Lady Almina and the Real Downton AbbeyAuthor: Fiona Carnarvon Pages: 320 Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, History Publication Date: December 27, 2011 (Original: January 1, 1994)Publisher: Broadway Books Current Countess of Carnarvon tells the historical events that has inspired the show, Downton Abbey. She speaks of Lady Almina who married young to Lord Carnarvon and eventually…… Continue reading Book Review: Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Book Review · Classic · Dystopian

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Dystopian/Classic Number of Pages: 324 Publication Date: February 17, 1986 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First Person Themes: Feminism, Oppression, Gender Roles, Religion, Social Order In a society where marriage is more of a convenience for some while others it’s not an option, where public executions are used as lessons, and where the future is unknown, follow Offred…… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · In-Person Book Club

In the Woods by Tana French

Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Number of Pages: 429 Publication Date: May 17, 2007 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Honesty, Relationships Three children go into the woods. One comes back. Twenty years later, Rob Ryan, the surviving boy is a detective and has kept his past a secret. However, when a young girl is found dead in those same Irish…… Continue reading In the Woods by Tana French

Book Review · Nonfiction · OnlineBookClub

Immediacy: Our Ways of Coping in Everyday Life by Fred Emil Katz

Genre: Non-Fiction/Psychology Number of Pages: 210 Publication Date: February 18, 2016 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating:  2 out of 4 stars To Learn More About the Book, Click: Immediacy on OBC Bookshelves *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program and is reviewed for the Blogger Review Program* In this series of essays, author Katz explores…… Continue reading Immediacy: Our Ways of Coping in Everyday Life by Fred Emil Katz

Book Review · OnlineBookClub

Into Autumn by Larry Landgraf

Genre: Dystopian Number of Pages: 368 Publication Date: January 22, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating:  2 out of 4 stars Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person To Learn More About the Book, Click: Into Autumn on OBC Bookshelves *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program and is part of the Blogger Review Program* Lars decides to leave…… Continue reading Into Autumn by Larry Landgraf

Book Review · Nonfiction · OnlineBookClub · Religion

Who Told You That You Were Naked? by William Combs

Genre: Non-Fiction Publication Date: April 1, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating: 3 out of 4 stars This book has been reviewed for OnlineBookClub. The review below is a shorter alternate version of my OBC one. If you’re curious, you can find my OBC review here: Who Told You That You Were Naked? In this non-fiction…… Continue reading Who Told You That You Were Naked? by William Combs

Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review

Mestlven by Jesse Teller

Genre: Dark Fantasy Number of Pages: 330 Publication Date: April 15, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Insanity, Loss, Death, Revenge *This book was kindly given for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.* Meredith Mestlven, otherwise known as Sob, has been abused, mistreated, and unloved throughout her childhood. As an adult, her mission is to return…… Continue reading Mestlven by Jesse Teller

Book Review · Nonfiction · OnlineBookClub

A Peripatetic Life by Raymond Walley

Genre: Non-Fiction/Memoir Number of Pages: 154 Publication Date: January 8, 2017 Rating:  out of 5 OBC Rating: 2 out of 4 stars Themes: Living life to the fullest Story Perspective: First-Person To Learn More About the Book, Click: A Peripatetic Life by Raymond Walley *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program* Raymond Walley learned he has Prostate Cancer and…… Continue reading A Peripatetic Life by Raymond Walley