It’s Monday & Tropical Storm Colin is ruining my plans

June 6, 2016

I should be at the gym is what I’m saying. But no. Bands of rain with squall lines are coming through. RUDE.

This past week, I read:

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

3.5 stars, rounding up

Great characters, EXCELLENT ending. Also, Lin-Manuel Miranda is an A+ narrator. Will review on the blog.

 

Royal Day Out: A From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess e-shortRoyal Day Out: A From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess e-short by Meg Cabot
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I. Love. Grandmère.

That is all.
 

 

Kill the Boy BandKill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I made it about 1/3 of the way through this book and just could not bring myself to pick it back up again.

I find all of the characters grossly offensive and problematic on pretty much every level. If the author was aiming for satire, she missed. By a lot.

View all my reviews

 

As of today, I’m reading:

Dear Bill, Remember Me? by Norma Fox Mazer

I am still making my way through my library book sale finds, so I started Dear Bill, Remember Me? and Other Stories by Norma Fox Mazer last night. It’s a definite palate cleanser after Kill the Boy Band.

I’m currently listening to some podcasts so my audiobook adventures are on hold for now. However, I’m going to have to start packing soon (as in, I should have started yesterday), so I should really get on finding my next read.

Happy reading, everyone!

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6 Comments

  1. Lady Disdain

    I’ve heard so many good things about Aristotle and Dante and to hear that Lin Manuel Miranda narrates the audio version makes me want to squeal. I’ll have to try and get my hands on this version somehow.

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  2. Lady Disdain

    I’ve been wanting to read Aristotle and Dante for ages, and hearing that Lin Manuel Miranda narrates the audiobook makes me super excited. I have try and get my hands on this version.

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  3. Andi

    Ooooh, I had no idea Miranda narrates Aristotle and Dante! I may have to give it a go on audio.

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  4. Myra from GatheringBooks

    Aristotle and Dante is a favourite. I am also thrilled to just recently find out that Saenz is coming here to Munich for the White Ravens Festival – so I really really am looking forward to it. 🙂

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  5. Beth @ Library Chicken

    I’ve heard wonderful things about Aristotle and Dante. Sorry you hit a clunker after that!

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