Note to reader!

I try not to reveal too much of the book's major plots but some times I can't help it to give an overall idea of what I personally thought. I try not to ruin the book for anyone and sorry if I do so. Any of the books I write about have been read recently so that the review is fresh in my mind. Some books I will reread and post again later but if you have a request let me know, it will take me a while to go through my library again.

Also I try very hard to find the cover art from the actual book that I have some times this is not possible and I may result to a more common known cover. At no time will I ever post a book cover with a movie poster on it I like the originality and imagination of books movies just ruin what the readers imagination is capable of creating.

Rating Scale: The books I post here will be set on a rating scale. The scale being from 1-5 one being most likely to read again and 5 being least likely to read again.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore

Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore Synopsis
So I totally splurged and bought a bunch of books recently, so hopefully I will be able to get them all read and more reviews for whoever is still reading!

 This one I think I enjoyed, I know how that sounds but I just couldn't decide.  So Mr. Penumbra lands right in the middle.  The good parts included the book store and the mystery surrounding it's purpose.  Its a secret society kind of thing but for big code nerds.  This of course means there was a lot of computer stuff that I didn't much understand.  I tended to check out when they were going over the computer programming stuff which may have caused me to miss more than I meant to in the story. That was not really the authors fault though, it's mine for being a cyber dud.  During the computer stuff was when my indecision occurred,  the story was not bad I just didn't get it, which means I had trouble staying interested.  Overall, I would say this book was a good way to spend my time I don't feel like I lost out on anything. I just wouldn't consider it one my my favorites.  That doesn't mean I won't suggest it to someone who may get more out of it than I did.

Rating~~ 2.5

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Kitchen House

The Kitchen House Plot Summary
  Finally it has happened after many long months of meh.  A book I enjoyed and couldn't put down!  There may be hope for me yet.  I finished the book in one day, not even the pull of a Law and Order SVU marathon could sway me.

This book was sad but great.  If you've read The Help it had that kind of writing style to it I think.  There are two main characters whose stories, while intertwined, are separated through chapters.  A lot of the plot is pretty predictable but that's not always a bad thing, there was a little bit of a shocker at the end.  I was surprised by this book in a good way, I stayed interested and didn't want to stop reading.  One of the big surprises was that the slaves were so willing to interfere with the house family, especially when the results so often ended in being sold, death, or often severe physically altering punishment. This book was not particularly graphic when it came to punishments but it did insinuate some pretty terrible behavior.  I liked the end even if it was kind of sad.  Overall love it!

Rating~~ 1