eli's books

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The Puzzling World of Winston Breen

The Puzzling World of Winston Breen - Eric Berlin Moved slowly and the puzzles ruined the flow for me.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Tell the Wolves I'm Home - Worth the sobbing on the couch next a confused spouse.

War and Peace

War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy,  Richard Pevear,  Larissa Volokhonsky I deserve a medal for finishing it.

Every Day

Every Day - I've enjoyed parts of this immensely, but I couldn't get over the fact that I didn't know why or how he woke up in a new body every day. It annoyed me and took away from the story.

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain - Jean Craighead George I found the book to be too unbelievable. I think I missed out having not read it as a younger reader. I probably would have liked it more, but at this point in my life I can't believe a young boy of 10 would be about to handle all of these challenges so easily.

Wicked Business (Lizzy and Diesel Series #2)

Wicked Business - Janet Evanovich waste of time

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)

A Game of Thrones  - George R.R. Martin Having already seen season 1 and 2, I lost any motivation to finish this.

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Comic

Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey Comic -  BUTLER,  Lee,  Filardi, Jane Austen I really liked the cover art but wasn't a big fan of the panel art.

A Wrinkle In Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)

A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1) - Madeleine L'Engle Ugh, L'Engle reading the audiobook ruined it for me.

Paul Has a Summer Job

Paul Has a Summer Job - Michel Rabagliati, Helge Dascher So much better than Paul's summer working in the seafood department of a grocery store like I convinced myself it was about.

The Swan Thieves

The Swan Thieves - Elizabeth Kostova This took a lot longer to read than I thought it would. I think it was because I read it on the kindle.

Arlene Sardine

Arlene Sardine - Chris Raschka Wonderful

Wildwood (The Wildwood Chronicles Series #I)

Wildwood - Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy A little slow at first, but got better with the battle scenes.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars - John Green you'll need tissues. lots of tissues.

Bless Me, Ultima

Bless Me, Ultima - Rudolfo Anaya a little heavy handed. I did like the beginning of the Ash Wednesday Chapter."Ash Wednesday. There is no other day like Ash Wednesday. The proud and the meek, the arrogant and the humble are all made equal on Ash Wednesday. The healthy and the sick, the assured and the sick in spirit, all make their way to church in the gray morning or in the dusty afternoon. They line up silently, eyes downcast, bony fingers counting the beads of the rosary, lips mumbling prayers. All are repentant, all are preparing themselves for the shock of the laying of the ashes on the forehead and the priest’s agonizing words, “Thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.'"

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! (Quirk Classics)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith Hilarious and so much more entertaining and bearable than the original.

Currently reading

The Year of the Gadfly
Jennifer Miller