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Book Review: "Hex Hall" by Rachel Hawkins

  • Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
  • Length: 323 pages
  • Published: 2010
  • Similar to: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • My rating: 4/5
  • Goodreads rating: 4/5

Description: An ill-fated love spell gets teenage witch Sophie Mercer sent to a boarding school for other wayward witches, shape-shifters, and fairies. 198 more words


Books Read May-July

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” a novel by Maria Semple

The first annoying thing is when I ask Dad what he thinks happened to Mom, he always says, “What’s most important is for you to understand it’s not your fault.” 1,103 more words

The Art Of Writing

Review: Carnies by Martin Livings

After the controversy of my last post (yeah, I poked that bear), it’s review time again! And yes, that sentence deserved a ‘screamer’. I’ve read eight novels so far this year, and while that might not be a lot for others, compared to last year, I’m killing it. 954 more words


Kids, Reading and Shortlists

Each year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia, a not-for-profit organization aiming to promote literature for young Australians, presents awards for books of high literary merit in several categories. 527 more words


Book Review: Prisoner of Tehran

Read for: FABClub July ’14 Monthly Memoir

Rating: 3.5/5

Prisoner of Tehran is a memoir written by Marina Nemat about her time in Tehran’s notoriously rough Evin prison during the Iranian revolution of 1979. 554 more words


Rereading Harry Potter: Book 3

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was, and still is, my favorite book in the series.  I think the main reason for this is because Sirius Black became my favorite character in the series.   260 more words