Adventure · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Children Readathon · Classic · Middle Grade · Re-read · Readathon · Young Adult

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Pages: 206 Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade/Fantasy/Adventure/Classic Publication Date: October 16, 1950 Themes: Courage, Bravery, Friendship, Sibling Bond, Determination This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Young Adult. Young Lucy walks into a wardrobe that leads to an amazing world called Narina. A world where animals talk,…… Continue reading Book Review: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

From Book to Podcast

From Book to Podcast: HP and the Sacred Text – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Here is another From Book to Podcast! This time I’ll be revisiting the podcast, Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, hosted by Vanessa Zoltan and Casper ter Kuile. As a reminder, this podcast starts from the beginning of the series and breaks down each chapter by specific themes. The two hosts hold a ~30 minute discussion exploring the…… Continue reading From Book to Podcast: HP and the Sacred Text – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Re-read

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Genre: Fantasy/Epic Fantasy Number of Pages: 837 Publication Date: August 4, 1997 Rating:  out of 5 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Honor, Pride, Fealty, Family, Betrayal, Choices, Love, Growth Winter is coming… An epic fantasy during an ancient time where messages are sent by ravens, where the ruling of a kingdom has many obstacles, and where there is a bigger…… Continue reading A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Re-read

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Genre: Children/Fantasy Number of Pages: 435 Publication Date: September 9, 1999 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Loyalty, Friendship, Bravery, Good vs. Evil, Working Together This third installment focuses on Harry’s third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This year, the criminal Sirius Black is on the loose, and the wizarding community need to be extra cautious…… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Book Review · Children · Re-read

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Genre: Children/Realistic Fiction Number of Pages: 313 Publication Date: February 14, 2012 Rating:  Themes: Acceptance, Differences, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Friendship August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that has caused much stress and frustration throughout his life. Due to many harrowing operations, he has been home-schooled by his mom. However, he is now about to start…… Continue reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Monthly TBR

May 2017 TBR

This month, I am really looking forward to reading a couple of books that I’ve been meaning to read, but have neglected them. Also, I’m looking forward to reading some books that I have recently received! I Was Doctor Menegele’s Assistant by Miklos Nyiszli: I was lent a copy of this book from one of my…… Continue reading May 2017 TBR

Book Review · Children · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Re-read

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Genre: Children/Fantasy Number of Pages: 341 Publication Date: June 2, 1999 Rating:  out of 5 Themes: Loyalty, Friendship, Bravery, Good vs. Evil Harry cannot wait to leave the dreadful Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he is anticipating his second year, a curious creature named Dobby warns to not return to Hogwarts because…… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling