Books for 2014

My Books for 2014

Dinosaurs: 101 Super Fun Facts and Amazing Pictures
1 of 5 stars
I REALLY wanted to like this book. I like dinosaurs and I like kids books, so I thought it would be a great match for me. Unfortunately reality fell far short of expectations. While this book has a decent idea, albeit one that has been d…
Daily DASH for Weight Loss: A Day-By-Day DASH Diet Weight Loss Plan
5 of 5 stars
I received an early review copy of this book (ebook) in exchange for an honest review. The DASH diet is one that doctors recommend for those suffering from high blood pressure. By promoting the eating of healthy, natural foods (with a fo…
The Clean in 14 Detox:The 2-Week Plan to Melt Fat, Kick Cravings & Increase Your Natural Energy
2 of 5 stars
I really did not like this book, but it took me a little while to figure out exactly WHY I did not like it. I have read many similar books, and I normally enjoy them very much! Finally, I realized what turned me off for this book: it was…
Little Jimmy Says, "Same Is Lame"
5 of 5 stars
I picked up this book on a whim, because it was in the “Local Authors” section of my library. It is really cute and has a really great (and realistic) message. Basically the narrator says that being different makes you unique, and people…
I Need a New Butt!
4 of 5 stars
This is a cute book about a child who notices that his butt has a crack in it. This crack MUST mean that his butt is broken and needs to be replaced, he decides. He spends the rest of the book thinking about what kind of cool replacement…
Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice
5 of 5 stars
I adore this book! It explains different elements of writing and book structure using the nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice” as an example. It is clear, clever, and fun!
Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences
2 of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book, but I just couldn’t do it. While it did have a few funny parts (including the rare “laugh out loud, share this with the people near you” moments), as a whole it was unimaginative and uninspired.
Tam Lin
2 of 5 stars
I cannot remember the last time I was so happy to be done with a book. The author took a fantastical fairy tale about a man (Tam Lin) who is saved from the fairies by his lover. In Pamela Dean’s version (set in a college during the 60’s)…
2 of 5 stars
I borderline HATED this book. The characters are flat and the description is almost non-existent. The author tells us what the main character is feeling but there is no explanation as to why. It was pretty much impossible to relate to or…
5 of 5 stars
“Gemsigns” is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. It’s smart and compelling and subtly relatable to current events. It is one of those books that I just simply didn’t want to end, even though I was also dying to get to the en…
Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 2
4 of 5 stars
The Labyrinth story continues in Return To Labyrinth volume 2, joining the story where book 1 ended with Jareth gone and Toby having to learn what to do to become the Goblin King. There are many funny moments – goblins attempting to make…
Return to Labyrinth, Vol. 1
4 of 5 stars
I have loved this movie for longer than I can remember, so when I recently found that the story had been continued, I was ecstatic! For the most part I really enjoyed this book. The fact that it was about Toby – who we only met as a baby…

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