Mini-Reviews: A Brief History of Time, A Life in Parts

Alright, I’ve got a number of reviews and mini-reviews on the backlog, as well as some updates about what I did all of spring break (which will probably come in the way of me nerding out to some of my favorite literary places). But since I’m going to need more than an hour or two off an evening to compile my shmat together, mini-reviews it is!

These were some audiobooks I’d listened to prior to me traveling abroad, but pretty good to listen to, considering.

Have you read these? What did you think?

Mini Reviews: Avatar the Last Airbender – Smoke and Shadow

I actually meant to do a full review of all three parts combined (because they were relatively short), but decided laying them out as mini reviews worked best, considering I did have pretty  much the same things to say about the three volumes. I enjoyed them, of course, though I did wish some things changed. I thought the relationships got stuck in the same place, which I thought never went anywhere healthy. I also thought the bit with Zuko’s mother was a bit annoying and unnecessary (though I will say the whole Firebending thing runs deeply in Zuko’s family, because yeesh, his relatives–save his actual mother–are brimming with Firebending magic).

Anyway, I’ve talked enough about this. Here are the minis!

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Have you read this series or watched the show? What did you think?

Mini Reviews: The Wolf Among Us Vol. 2, Plaid and Plagiarism

I’ve been sitting on these mini reviews for a while now, because I’d been trying to decide whether to even bother writing them. I suppose it didn’t help that I was disappointed by both, though all in all, I did like parts of The Wolf Among Us, Vol. 2 when it was sticking a little more to the story of the actual game. When the story completely deviated in this volume, though, it turned into a messy trainwreck. In any case, here are my minis:

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Have you read either of these books? What did you think?

Mini Reviews: Q&A, The Great Gatsby

I did get a bit audiobook-crazy lately, though I think this was due to my being able to multitask. Why not knit and/or play mini-games while listening to old stories? That said, both books kind of made me want to re-watch the movies based off the source material. No regrets, though!

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Have you read either of these? What did you think?

Mini Reviews: The Little Prince, Jane Steele

A few minis here! I meant to write a full review of Jane Steele after finishing, but realized I didn’t have much to say after the second half of the book. Which is a shame, because I actually liked the first half! As for The Little Prince, my best friend let me borrow her copy after she’d said how much she loved it. A few other of my book-friends have been telling me to read it, and I did! It took a commute and a lunch break to finish it.

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Have you read either of these books? What did you think?