Mini Reviews: The Step-Spinsters, Ghost Slayer

Now normally I’d have posted a Food and Fandom post by now, since I’ve been so busy making random dishes from the books I’ve read. Buuuut, let’s get some of these books out of the way before I spam my blog with goodies.

There’s a heftier review of The Step-Spinsters in the form of a blog post at Fableulous Retellings Podcast, so I won’t go crazy over it here.

And I’m also trying to get through my Netgalley challenges, which is slightly a bit more difficult because I realized some of the books I meant to read over last year got archived and I never downloaded them. Oops!

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

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Mini Reviews: Hidden Figures, Snow Like Ashes

Here’s some fiction and nonfiction for ya. I will admit, this is one of the rare times I actually prefer the movie to the book. I tend to appreciate historical nonfiction provided it’s done right, but this one was only okay.

On the other hand, I really, really, really wanted to love this book. It was about four kingdoms that are named after seasons. It’s about a girl and her chakram. I mean…ONLY XENA HAS A CHAKRAM AND SHE IS BADASS. But ugh. It was really hard to get into this book, and when I got done, I just sat there going “meh.” I don’t know, maybe it’s just me.

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

Mini Reviews: Interstellar Cinderella, She Captains

Because I’m all about women powah! From women mechanics in space to female crossdressing pirate captains, girls totally run the world. And thensome.

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

Mini Reviews: Speak Easy, Out of My Mind

With mid-winter break this week, I’ve been catching up on my reading, which means getting books read and done to review! These are minis, mostly because I’ve already said as much as I can say about Speak Easy on the Fableulous Retellings Podcast my friend and I co-host, and I really don’t have anything extra to say about Out of My Mind other than it was a recommendation from one of my students. (And when I say “recommendation,” she practically shoved the book at me and told me to “READ IT, MS. ANGWAY.”)

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

Mini Reviews: Superman, Z

Back on my audiobook spree! Well, in this case, I’ve been listening to a lot of historical fiction, some of which were interesting, others were just meh. I should be getting back to more fantasy/scifi reviews at some point.

In any case, my small reviews are about this boy and this girl, and they’re both their own unique personalities.

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