Book Review: The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9) #Book Review #ChildrensBooks #Fiction

The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)

By Lemony Snicket

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In this installment, the Baudelaires arrive at Caligari Carnival after hitching a ride in Count Olaf’s trunk. Their plan, as usual, is to seek safety from Count Olaf, but they soon discover that there’s nowhere to go, and Count Olaf will be in the vicinity for some time to come. They take a huge chance by disguising themselves as freaks in order to participate in Caligari Carnival’s freak show (Violet and Clause as a two-headed freak, and Sunny as Chabo the Wolf Baby), which lands them working right alongside Count Olaf.

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Book Review: Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran #BookReview #Retelling #2019ReadingChallenge #Fairytale

Snow, Glass, Apples

By Neil Gaiman

and Colleen Doran (Illustrator)

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My thoughts:

-Mild spoilers-

This Snow White retelling is totally reimagined and nothing like the original. In Neil Gaiman’s adaptation, Snow White isn’t the little innocent sweetheart we all know, but rather some type of blood-sucking monster. In addition, this retelling is told from the not-so-evil queen’s point of view…

“If it were today, I would have her heart cut out, true. But then I would have her head and arms and legs cut off. I would have them disembowel her. And then I would watch, in the town square, as the hangman heated the fire to white-heat with bellows, watch unblinking as he consigned each part of her to the fire. I would have archers around the square, who would shoot any bird or animal who came close to the flames, any raven or dog or hawk or rat. And I would not close my eyes until the princess was ash, and a gentle wind could scatter her like snow.

I did not do this thing, and we pay for our mistakes.”

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Flower Friday: Lemon Queen Volunteer Sunflower #FlowerFriday #Sunflowers #Flowers #LemonQueen

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin 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!


Last time I shared Volunteer Sunflowers. Here are other 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Lemon Queen

Volunteer Sunflower

In 2019 we had three volunteer sunflowers show up; two I shared last week. Here’s the third, which appears to be a lemon queen.

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This volunteer sunflower is one of the tallest sunflowers we’ve ever had, and it’s the healthiest. It stands alone out in our pasture about fifteen feet away from the one I shared last week.

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Music Monday: Blake Shelton “Sure Be Cool If You Did” #BlakeShelton #MusicMonday #Country

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.


Last week I shared:

MercyMe “Dear Younger Me”

Today’s share:

Blake Shelton

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”

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Flower Friday: Volunteer Sunflowers #FlowerFriday #Sunflowers #Flowers

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin 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!


Last time I shared More Hibiscus. Here are other 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Volunteer Sunflowers

In 2019 we’ve had three volunteer sunflowers show up. This sunflower here started right next to the house in a shaded area.

 

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What a beauty it was. It bloomed early on in July and grew to be about four feet tall. This one was fairly short-lived unfortunately.

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Music Monday: MercyMe “Dear Younger Me” #MercyMe #DearYoungerMe #MusicMonday

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.


Last week I shared:

Jamey Johnson “In Color”

Today’s share:

MercyMe

“Dear Younger Me”

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