From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – book review

December 7, 2018

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler By E.L. Konigsburg Adventure Juvenile Fiction Mystery Realistic Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Feeling unappreciated and taken advantage of, Claudia decides to teach her parents a lesson by running away. Because she’s a planner, and accustomed to a certain standard of living (and comfort) she decides to invite her younger brother Jamie (who saves ALL of his money) on…

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales – Read It & Rate It

June 28, 2018

Grimm’s Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers Adventure Classic Fantasy Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Grimm’s Fairy Tales has many different fairy tales that are exciting and really fun.  It has fairy tales like Cinderella and Rapunzel.  I liked these fairy tales because there was a lot of action and the fairy tales were really exciting and different.  The stories were adventurous and they were really…

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Wrinkle in Time – Read It & Rate It

April 3, 2018

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle Adventure Graphic Novel edition Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) This book is about a family that lost their father but soon they will find these three mysterious ladies, Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which.  They will travel through the galaxy and discover new creatures.  I liked this book because there was a lot of action.

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Fahrenheit 451

September 30, 2017

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Classics Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) It’s about a future American society where books are illegal.  If you have one it is required you get rid of it or you will be prosecuted.  I liked it, but at the same time didn’t like it because it’s interesting why they didn’t want to learn anything new, they thought they knew…

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Mary Poppins Comes Back

June 13, 2017

Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers Adventure Classics Fantasy Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Mary Poppins Comes Back is about how the children and the parents need Mary Poppins.  She soon returns to help the family out.  So many funny and interesting things/stories happen in this book.  I cannot wait until the next one!!!  

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Julius Caesar

May 13, 2017

Julius Caesar by Shakespeare Classic Drama/Play Historical Fiction Realistic Fiction Romance Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) This classic play is a tale of betrayal, destiny, and fortune.  It gives greater insight on the somewhat far off figure that Julius Caesar sometimes is to the modern reader.  It also offers a different view of Caesar’s personality if you read Antony’s speech.  A bit dull at times, yet a great story!…

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Peter Pan

March 1, 2017

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) “Peter Pan” is the time old tale about a boy who will never grow up.  It is an astonishing adventure about the three Darling children and how they are whisked away from their comfortable home in England to the land of imagination called Neverland.  This story is very interesting and has an attractive subtext that…

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Tintin

March 1, 2017

The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé Adventure Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Tintin is a wonderful story of a boy and his pet dog, Snowy.  Together they solve some of the most puzzling mysteries known to man.  Tintin has some of the most interesting supporting characters such as Captain Haddock, Thompson & Thomson, and the quirky professor Calculus.  Any mystery…

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Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton

March 1, 2017

The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton Sherlock Holmes series by Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is a thrilling tale of wits between Sherlock Holmes and a master blackmailer formerly known as Charles Augustus Milverton.  Considering that most of Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories contain detective work, this one has no detecting per se…  It is still an amazing story, and definitely…

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Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet

March 1, 2017

A Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes series Arthur Conan Doyle Classic Mystery Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “A Study in Scarlett” is where the Sherlock Holmes stories all started.  It is quite enjoyable witnessing the first interactions between Dr. Watson and Mr. Sherlock Holmes of 221 B. Baker Street.  This story is definitely one of the most treasured of the Sherlock Holmes canon.  And a must-read…

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