Dune by Frank Herbert~ Book Review

I have no idea where to even start with this review. This book has been a little bit of a slow read in comparison to other books. In the way that I have really enjoyed this book so much that I have taken my time with it, and not just plowed through.

I recently listened to another book that I plowed through in one night and it was absolutely amazing. I will try to get a review up on that one as well.

If I have seen right, Dune is classified as a Classic Space Opera. I’m not very good about stating if a book is more character or world building, but I feel like this book had a nice blend of both. There was definitely some political intrigue.

I give this book 5/5 stars. And I am eager to see what the next book in the series has to offer. I have a million tabs marked in this book and I still struggle to get my words together for it.

Happy Reading

Manga:: Beauty and the Beast: Beast’s Tale.

I have never been able to bring myself to read Manga before. Its a little bit intimidating to read right to left when I have read left to right my whole reading life.

I picked this manga as well as Belle’s tale, which I have yet to read, because I am familiar enough with the story that I could figure out the process of reading Manga haha.

It says its from the beast perspective but I don’t feel like it gave me a different view then what I have already seen. Which is kind of what I expected, more of a back story or something more…and I didn’t get that.

The artwork was simple enough and pretty close to how things looked in the live action vs the animated movie. Overall I would probably give this a 3.5 stars.

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Innocent in Vegas by A.R winters (DNF)

Oh man. I got to chapter 5 of this book and I just, I don’t know. Something about the writing, how the story is being wrote out. It just isn’t really vibing with me.

I got this book for free back in 2014 and in my scrolling I decided to read some books or try some books that I have accumulated over the past 7 years.. bright idea right? Lololol

Happy reading

The cozy autumn book tag

1. What is a book that always makes you think of autumn? Harry Potter series J.K Rowling

2. What is your favorite autumnal book cover? King of crows by Libba Bray

3. What is your favorite autumnal drink to read with? Hot chocolate

4. Do you like to read early in the morning or late at night? Yes.

5. Halloween is coming up, what is your favorite spooky read? The dividers series by Libba Bray

Original video https://youtu.be/FnIXG6DqI1E

My top 5 cozy games for Nintendo Switch

1. Stardew Valley

2. Animal crossing

3. Cozy Grove

4. Littlewood

5. Minecraft

This has been where my brain has been chilling the last year. I have listened to some audiobooks, podcasts and lots of Lofi music.

I will make a list for my xbox top list also.

Any suggestions for cozy games that are cheap or free for xbox or Nintendo switch please lmk.

The Archer by Paulo Coelho

I really needed this book right now. Its not just about bow, arrows, and target. It is metaphorically deeper then that. I absolutely enjoyed and recommend this book.

And its short enough to read in one sitting.
The illustrations were simple and beautiful.

4.5/5 stars
This is the second book I have read by this author and I look forward to more.
Happy reading 📚

Janurary 2021 Wrap up

I realize that I do not have a wrap up for each book this month, however on the plus side, I was able to get through 7 books so far this month and there is time for me to finish one more.

The books I have read this month is:

The Prince and the Troll by Rainbow Rowell

The Waking Land by Callie Bates

Zucchini- The Ultimate Recipe Guide by Daniel Tyler

Daises on Graves by Naley Gonzales

Essential Oil Recipes by Joy Louis

Night Dragon by Julie Kagawa

and hopefully finishing:

The Ninth house by Leigh Bardugo

Hazel and Grey by Nic Stone

Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes.

All 3 of the ones I want to finish are 40-50% through already so its possible.

Thanks for stopping by and here is to another month of good reading.

The Walking Land by Callie Bates -Book review

Another book that was not very memorable, but here is the book description to start:

“Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her.

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.”

I did think the magic she had that had to do with plants was cool. But seems part of the “secret powers til 16th birthday” trope. Also the love interest was not really that interesting, I was uninterested in following. Probably won’t be continuing this series and that is a little disappointing because I had high hopes. It sounded good.

This makes this the second book of the year to give a barely 3 star rating to and hoping for a better reading review the next time I post.

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The Prince and the Troll by Rainbow Rowell- book review

This short story is part of an Amazon Prime Reading type series. I have read other books part of that same concept but have been all the same author where this set has all different authors. This is book two and I don’t think they are connected in any way. I listened to this (as well as the first one, and will the rest of them), but nothing really stood out to me about it. I guess its kinda hard to grasp too much in a short story? lol

It was not a bad read, but the description is as such:

“Its fate when a man accidently drops his phone off the bridge. Its fortune when its retrieved by a friendly shape sloshing in the muck underneath. From that day forward, as they share a coffee every morning, an unlikely friendship blooms. Considering the reality for the man above, where life seems perfect, and that of a sharp witted creature below, how forever after can a happy ending be?”

It honestly felt really.. meh in a way.. it seemed he was doing the whole ..its not as bad as you make it sound.. and then she was just.. negative. I could be wrong but that’s what I gather from it and I was not really impressed.

I have not read anything by this author before, and I kept any feedback on their writing out of my mind til I sat to write this review. And in hindsight I have noticed their writing is polarizing. You hate it or love it. I must admit I can’t say I am a fan.

I will be giving this short story barely 3 stars, and will be going on to the next book in the set.

Thanks for stopping by and here is to a better year in 2021.

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