Sunday, May 31, 2015

"Nothing. I just wanted to be sure of you."

 My spring reading list got off to a slow start as I cut back reading while I moved and packed. The last few days of May I started to reread a bunch of my favourite kid's books as well as the Doctor Who 50th collection of short stories. With summer arriving, I felt in the mood for some really fun, easy stories - that and I'd been wanting to read some of the 50th stories so was pleased to find the whole collection at the library here.

 Nearly all the books have been reviewed on my blog, except for the American Girl ones which I won't be reviewing and a couple others I haven't gotten to yet but will either this week or next.

I read this one twice. I was editing it, I'm still editing it. If neighbors happen to see it fly from a window in the near future I will make no apologies but will follow it by my scream of agony.

Code Name Verity
 I listened to the audio book while my computer was being doctored. The ending, still in pain. So much pain. But I loved it.

The Book Thief
 Another audio book. I didn't listen to the end because I refuse to believe that ending happened. But I loved the rest of it. 

Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
 A Band of Brothers book. Wild Bill was insane. I loved him

How A Star Falls
 An adorable romance. 

The Battle of Castle Nebula
 Science fiction, amazing characters. It was painful and I wasn't expecting that but I enjoyed it in spite of that.

Diary of a Teenage Superhero
 This one was okay. Not one of my favourites but I didn't hate it either. Not sure I will finish the series though

Voices of the Pacific
 True stories from Marines who fought in the Pacific in WWII. There were times it was hard to read but I nevertheless loved the book because of the men I had the chance to learn more about

Freedom Flyers
 Because it was about the Tuskegee Airmen I liked it, I just wished it wasn't written like a school report

When the Sergeant Came Marching Home
 A WWII story about two boys adjusting to having their dad back home from the war. It was adorable, and even better because it's a true story

My Friend's Book
 Not sure how much I can say about this since it isn't out yet, but I edited it and enjoyed it

Watership Down

Finding the Magic
 My coming soon Beauty and the Beast retelling. I read it twice during edits.

Land of Black Gold
 Tintin. Because I love reading the comics over and over and over and this is one of my favourites

Iron Scouts of the Confederacy
 This book is the reason my middle name is Lewis.

Prince Caspian
 I listened to the audio book. Well, I guess the radio dramas, but I adore these adaptions

Dealing with Dragons
 I didn't think I'd like this book. Not my favourite but I did enjoy it

Call of Duty

 I listened to the audio book. Thought I should take a break since I've read it twice since break I mean listening to it rather than rerereading it. I'll be rerereading it again soon though, never fear

Annabeth's War
 A good friend of mine wrote this book and I've rather fallen in love with Randsom

The Black Island
 My top favourite Tintin story. SCOTLAND! KILTS! PLANES!

The Horse and his Boy
 Another audio drama. I listened to a lot of books this spring to help me fall asleep

A Book I Edited
 Another I can say little about but enjoyed

Parachute Infantry
 Best to read the review I wrote on this one. I can't really sum it up

The Monuments Men
 I LOVED this book WAY more than I thought I would and I went in to it expecting to love it a lot. The ending really got me

 This was a typical fantasy but somehow it worked so much better than the overused plot should have worked

The next few are the adorable Beatrix Potter stories I read. I won't sum them up, but I loved them all. Mixed with them are the Doctor Who stories written in honor of the 50th Anniversary. I won't be summing them up either, but I liked every one of them 

The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

Voyage of the Dawn Treader
 Audio Drama

 Because this book.......everyone needs to read it

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher

A Big Hand for the Doctor

The Story of a Fierce Bad Rabbit

The Story of Miss Moppet

The Nameless City

Meet Kit
 I've been wanting to read all the American Girl books. I wasn't sure about the newer girls, I've read all the older ones growing up. Kit's book I did enjoy

Beyond Band of Brothers
 Major Winters from the 101st Airborne. This is his first hand account of his time in WWII

The Tale of Tom Kitten

Meet Caroline
 I ended up liking Kit's more, but I didn't hate this one

Meet Marie-Grace
 I didn't enjoy this much. It was okay, but I think I've come to expect more from the American Girl stories. This seemed to be lacking a lot and while I plan to finish this series, I'm not looking forward to it as much as I am the other girls' books

The Spear of Destiny

The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Roots of Evil

Tip of the Tongue

Something Borrowed

The Ripple Effect


The Beast of Babylon

The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage

Nothing O'Clock

Lights Out

The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies

The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes

The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse

The House at Pooh Corner
 I love Winnie the Pooh, but I love this book a bit more. The ending still makes me sad, but I adore the stories in this book.

A Bear Called Paddington
 I really want a Paddington living in the apartment with me

 Now I'm off to bed

 Quote is from Winnie-the-Pooh. Piglet talking to Pooh.



  1. Wow, you have been busy reading!
    The Narnia books are among the few I've ever re-read.

  2. The Book Thief is amazing! All those words, all those books. It's heaven for a bookworm. . . well, sort of. The story itself is so, so. . . just moving. The characters live and breathe. And I liked Death. Death's voice was not exactly how one would typically think of Death, and it worked so well!

  3. Nice list! Kit, Felicity, and Samantha's books are my favorites. I didn't enjoy Marie-Grace and Cecile very much either.

  4. Wow, Jack! That is QUITE THE READING LIST! I don't think I've read that much in ten years.... BAD MICHAEL. LOL.

    Glad to hear the move has gone well so far and you are enjoying your reading, and dare I say, editing... Enjoy your summer....


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