Book Review: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8) #Book Review #ChildrensBooks #Fiction

The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8)

By Lemony Snicket

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After escaping the village of V.F.D. and freeing themselves from Count Olaf’s clutches once again, the Baudelaire children are now on their own. They find themselves at a convenience store in the middle of nowhere with the hope of getting a message to Mr. Poe. The issue now is that they need to stay as covert as possible because it’s been published in the local newspaper (The Daily Punctilio) that they’re dangerous murderers. After another narrow escape, they end up at Heimlich Hospital where they find an interesting and shocking clue regarding the fire that killed their parents. With Violet Baudelaire in serious trouble, Klaus and Sunny have to scramble up a plan to save her, but how can they possibly save her all alone? Will Count Olaf finally be captured, or will his ridiculous shenanigans continue? Continue reading “Book Review: The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #8) #Book Review #ChildrensBooks #Fiction”

Flower Friday: Mountain Mint #Flowers #Herbs #FlowerFriday

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Recent shares:


This week’s share:

Mountain Mint

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We’re sort of obsessed with mint and have about seven different varieties growing. The township that we live in actually has a strong mint farming history which sort of inspired me to start a mint collection. Mountain mint is one I chose because of its compact and noninvasive growth. It’s also super cheap to start from seed.

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Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas #Fantasy #BookReview

A Court of Mist and Fury

by Sarah J. Maas

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If you’d like to read my review for book #1 – A Court of Thorns and Roses, you can click this link.

Quick summary:

This story begins roughly three months after the first book ended and is broken up into three parts. Feyre is living in the Spring Court with Tamlin and Lucien. She’s enjoying her time with Tamlin, but unfortunately, she’s suffering inside from everything she went through Under the Mountain with Amarantha. Now she deals with nightmares and questions how she can ever forgive herself for the deaths she’s caused. Feyre and Tamlin are engaged and the wedding preparations are being made, but Tamlin’s priorities are elsewhere on business, and because he’s consistently worried about Feyre’s safety, she’s often stuck at home wishing that she could be free. She deals with mixed thoughts about the marriage to Tamlin so soon, and questions if this is where she belongs. Feyre also hasn’t forgotten the bargain she made with Rhys Under the Mountain, and although she hasn’t seen or heard from him since then, she wonders if and when he’ll show up to claim it. At the wedding ceremony, Feyre is screaming inside for anyone to help her because she doesn’t feel ready. Will anyone come to her aid? Feyre quickly learns that even with everything she’s been through, evil hasn’t been conquered yet, and she may be a key player in stopping it. What Fae powers does Feyre possess? What will come of her future, and the future of Prythian and its people? Continue reading “Book Review: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas #Fantasy #BookReview”

March 2019 “Birds of a Feather” OwlCrate Jr. Unboxing #owlcrateJR #childrensbooks #unboxing @owlcratejr

I’m back to share our March Owlcrate Jr. unboxing! I wasn’t able to share February’s box because the bath bomb was taken out and used before I had a chance to take pictures of everything. It turned out to be a fun box and you should be able to check their website if you’d like to take a look at February’s contents. Here’s what we received for March…

March’s Theme is: “Birds of a Feather”

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Music Monday: (Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse) Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower” | Blackway & Black Caviar “What’s Up Danger” #MusicMonday #SpiderMan #SpiderVerse

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Last week I shared:

Alice in Chains “Don’t Follow” 

This weeks share:

Songs from Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse, Miles Morales balances struggles with family and his new school along with becoming a newly-made Spider-Man. He discovers other spider-heroes in the multi-verse and must find a way to help save them and the city from Kingpin and others.

Miles has insecurities and deals with multiple struggles including loss, but somehow has to find a way to believe in himself–to take a ‘leap of faith’ as Peter Parker teaches him. I loved the redemption theme with multiple characters and also the teamwork involved. It’s inspiring. The characters were all well-defined as well. This movie is like jumping into a living comic book. The animation is stunning and it’s fast-paced with plenty of action; in fact, after watching it subsequent times there were little details easily missed the first time around. I literally could not take my eyes off it. Every member of my family loved it and the soundtrack is amazing too. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to give it a try.


Post Malone & Swae Lee

“Sunflower”

Continue reading “Music Monday: (Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse) Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower” | Blackway & Black Caviar “What’s Up Danger” #MusicMonday #SpiderMan #SpiderVerse”

Flower Friday: Monarda (Bee Balm) #FlowerFriday #Monarda

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Recent shares:


This week’s share:

Monarda (Bee Balm)

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Book Review: The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7) by Lemony Snicket #BookReview #ChildrensBooks

The Vile Village

by Lemony Snicket

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My thoughts:

After finishing up The Ersatz Elevator, we couldn’t wait to start this installment with hopes that the Baudelaires would find a way to locate and save their friends the Quagmire triplets. The book begins with the Baudelaires once again in Mr. Poe’s incompetent hands as he attempts to find them a new and safe home. This time, he’s exhausted all options and finds it extremely difficult locating a place for them. The children are informed that they’ll be living at V.F.D, a.k.a. The Village of Fowl Devotees, where there are rules for pretty much everything under the sun. This particular town believes in the aphorism, “It takes a village to raise a child” which is the entire basis for taking the children in. Continue reading “Book Review: The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events #7) by Lemony Snicket #BookReview #ChildrensBooks”

Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas #BookReview #YoungAdult #Fantasy

A Court of Thorns and Roses

By Sarah J. Maas

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My thoughts:

I’m really excited to finally be getting to this series. This is my first read by Sarah J. Maas and for the most part, it turned out to be wonderful. This may be one of the longest reviews I’ve ever written and I apologize if it’s choppy, but I just want to get my thoughts out. My review will  have spoilers.

The book begins with Feyre, a young girl living with her father and two sisters in the mortal lands of Prythian. Feyre’s mother passed away years ago and now she’s responsible for the care of her family. She made a vow at her mother’s deathbed that she’d keep the family together and watch over them. They’re all poor and food is scarce, but luckily Feyre can hunt. Continue reading “Book Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas #BookReview #YoungAdult #Fantasy”

Alice in Chains – “Don’t Follow” and “No Excuses” #AliceInChains #JarOfFlies #MusicMonday #Grunge #Rock

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

musicmonday


Last week I shared:

R.E.M. “Turn You Inside Out”

Today’s share:

Alice in Chains

“Don’t Follow” and “No Excuses”

Continue reading “Alice in Chains – “Don’t Follow” and “No Excuses” #AliceInChains #JarOfFlies #MusicMonday #Grunge #Rock”