The Marvelwood Magicians

Book: The Marvelwood Magicians by Diane Zahler Series: (standalone) Genre: Magical Realism/Children’s Fantasy/Circus Books (is that a genre? Someone please tell me). Content for the Sensitive Reader: Virtually none…that I can remember. Presence of fortune-tellers, some slight creepiness with the magical powers/hypnosis of villain/heroes…very tame. BookmarkedOne Rating: 8/10 So I’ve been reading Zahler books for…well,Continue reading “The Marvelwood Magicians”

September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update

So today is a special day. Where are my Hobbit friends out there in the wide world of the Internet? You know what today is! The Eleventy-First Birthday Party of Bilbo Baggins! Where there’s feasting, dancing, feasting, speech, feasting, jokes, feasting, stories, feasting, fireworks, feasting…something about a Ring, feasting…etc, all barefoot of course (in otherContinue reading “September 22: A Hobbity Reading Update”

The Wizard of Oz

Book Review 6: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Series: Technically a standalone; there are other Oz books, but mostly written by another author (Does that make them fanfiction?) (Correction: apparently I was misinformed and Baum did write some of the others. Sorry!) Genre: Children’s Fantasy/Classics Content for the Sensitive Reader: Essentially none.Continue reading “The Wizard of Oz”

Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather

Book Review no. 5: Dragon Rider: the Griffin’s Feather by Cornelia Funke Series: Dragon Rider, no. 2 Genre: Middle-grade fantasy/magical realism Completion Date: August 10, 2019 Content for the Sensitive Reader: some conventional mild language, oath-swearing by mushrooms and the Norse gods, references/appeals by characters to unknown gods for help, violence below the level typicalContinue reading “Dragon Rider: The Griffin’s Feather”

Save Me a Seat

Book Review no. 4: Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan Series: (standalone) Genre: Middle-grade school story Completion Date: August 9, 2019 Content for the sensitive reader: some very mild language from Joe and his parents, Hindu superstitions, references to underwear and a few average school-story crudities. BookmarkedOne Rating: 6/10 It’s aContinue reading “Save Me a Seat”

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