Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Summer 2019

As always I have a huge to read list and I just keep gathering more books. I find great deals all over the place and I just can't resist buying more! Unfortunately I'm running out of bookshelf space so I've decided to try to clear some of it this summer (as I did last summer). As with last summer after I read each book my goal is to post something about the book, if not a full review than at least a blurb of what I thought. Hopefully, I am able to finish all 25 books this summer!


  1. Redwall: The Legend Begins (Redwall #1)

  2. Wished (Fairy Tale Reform School #5)

  3. Misfits (Royal Academy Rebels #1)

  4. Samantha Spinner and the Super Secret Plans

  5. Trapped (Framed #3)

  6. The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot

  7. The Angel Tree

  8. The Rooster Bar

  9. Don't Care High

  10. Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Volume 3

  11. Alcatraz 1259

  12. The Year of the Rat

  13. Whatshisface

  14. Woundabout

  15. Airman

  16. Engaging Father Christmas

  17. Children of the Lamp: The Blue Djinn of Babylon

  18. Positively Izzy

  19. Escape from the Isle of the Lost

  20. Danger in Paris: A Samantha Mystery

  21. Ghost of a Chance (100 Dresses #2)

  22. Star Darlings Collection 2

  23. Big Game (FunJungle #3)

  24. Panda-Monium (FunJungle #4)

  25. Lion Down (FunJungle #5)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review! Spy School Goes South

Author: Stuart Gibbs

352 Pages

Published by: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers


Thirteen-year-old Ben Ripley has been caught in the snares of SPYDER more than once and knows well enough to be suspicious of anything that seems too good to be true—despite needing special tutoring in advanced survival techniques. So when Murray Hill finally breaks his silence with an offer to hand over the SPYDER elite, Ben knows that there must be something going on. But his hesitation doesn’t stop the assignment.

The Mission: Follow Murray Hill to an undisclosed location with no one else but Erica Hale to identify SPYDER leadership. Once found, contact the CIA to sweep in and finish the job. DO NOT CONTACT SPYDER DIRECTLY.

However, as Ben suspected, nothing goes as planned, and what should be an easy mission quickly turns deadly. Now, Ben and Erica will have to face rogue agents, trained killers, and even very hungry crocodiles in a race against the clock to find out what SPYDER is up to this time—and thwart their evil plans.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Reading Update February 2019

I have not been very good at keeping up with posts on this website lately. I have all sorts of reason prepared, but frankly they are all just excuses.

So I decided to write a small update on what I've been reading recently.

I started reading The Killing Game by Iris Johansen and The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris. Two surprisingly different books. The only reason I started The Killing Game is because it was recommended to me by a friend's mother, who is an avid reader. I'm not very far in the story, only about two chapters in, but so far it's interesting. I am having a little bit of trouble keeping up with the characters and which character is talking during some of the dialogue, but overall I am sort of following the story line. To be honest, I thought the book would hook me in more by now (like The Cinderella Murder) but I'm sure eventually I'll get into it (at least I'm hoping).

Honestly, The Magic Misfits caught my eye when it first came out due to it's title, colorful cover, and interesting book summary. Then I realized that it was written by Neil Patrick Harris and I got even more excited. Neil Patrick Harris is hilarious so I was betting his book would be just as funny. When I first started reading it I kept looking for his voice within the text, but I just couldn't find it. At first I was disappointed, but now I'm just enjoying the story. So far I like it and I'm excited to see where it goes.

There is a third book that I'm slowly trying to make my way through. It's called The Truth Cookie. Admittedly, I don't like this book at all. I think it's boring and I don't like Lulu. But it's not too long and I don't want to judge it without finishing it, so I'm determined to make my way through it.