#SundayQuestions: Are You Reading THIS MUCH to have a review almost everyday?

Like I answered in a post Questions: How Do You Blog Every Day  I schedule posts.

 I do read a lot but not enough during a week to write lengthy book reviews that I post. I wouldn’t have enough time in the week to do anything else!

What a dream it would be to have the time and money to spend all week reading though.

Ah, dreams.  

Now on occasion I can read and post a review on the same day. That’s if I simply cannot wait to talk about something.

How much do you read in a week? What do you read? Books? Magazines? Blog posts? Billboards?

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#SundayQuestions: What Book Has Been On Your Shelves the Longest?

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Do
you mean a physical bookshelf? I only have a bookshelf to hold the
elementary leveled books I’ve purchased from Goodwill. These books
will eventually live inside a classroom at an elementary that I’ve
been hired at. Sadly, that hasn’t happened yet but I pray it will.
But
my books that I read are often digital because I have no room to
collect physical books for my own reading.
But
my digital book library the longest book is Pride and Prejudice and
Zombies in my Nook library. I had a nook tablet when they were
popular things to have..My mom purchased one for me after I had
bought her one.
I’ve
never finished the zombie book because I just couldn’t get into it.
The topic should interested me but…nope.

I got this question from this blog:  Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com.

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#PowerToThePrincess #NetGalley

Downloaded from Netgalley Free in exchange
for an honest review. 

Title: Power to the Princess Author: Vita Weinstein Murrow Illustrator: Julia Bereciartu

Publish Day: September 6, 2018! Tomorrow! yay!  Rating: 4.5/5

Absolutely love spins on fairy tales. Power to the Princess is one of those. Each story has an element of what we now consider “powerful” in women. Each women’s adventure focuses on them and not their love life. Well, it’s not the center of it. Cinderella is a woman who runs her own business, advocates for the working class and still finds her prince. This prince shares her ideals and doesn’t prevent her from living her goals of helping others.

“Ellia discovered that people who are treated better work better”.

While, Belle is brave and helps the beast be the best person he could be. She is upset when she finds out that he was cursed which is Illegal. She speaks with a detective and ends up working for the Fairyland Protection Department due to her bravery.

“Curses are a crime best left in the past, and she should be held accountable.”

Sleepy Beauty. she has a medical condition brought on by the Cloud fairy. The person who had sent out invitations to the party forgot to include Cloud Fairy. She has a condition that prevents her from being in sunny locations long term. The ceremony wasn’t accommodating to her needs and they forgot to invite her.

“All around the kingdom were conversations of compassion and care, of accommodation and welcome.”

Through Aurora’s advocacy and encouraging conversations about people… Cloud fairy no longer feels isolated and alone. Her curse on Aurora turned into something that benefited everyone in the long term.

Princess and the Pea is a story of a prince trying to find love. His parents encourage a particular kind of girl while he has differing opinions.

“The King & Queen, having learned their lesson that there is no one right kind of princess, and that no single test can determine compatibility, retired to the un-restored tower of the castle to examine their old-fashioned views.”

Snow queen, of friendship and weathering through a friend’s depression ( or whatever it was supposed to reflect). The Little Mermaid, Sea king and his daughters, the king does not like humans..so his daughters focus on sea affairs .. like pollution and keeping their home healthy. She goes to the surface and meets a princess. With her help they find a solution to the pollution and fall in love.

“Once the waters were clear again, the two were married in a lively and loving ceremony in a lagoon where both Mer-people and humans could enjoy the merriment.”

Last story focuses on Snow White where the queen goes from a person who focuses on the real issues to getting sucked into appearances. This focuses on the media and portrayal of women with the focus just on appearances. Snow, is a step-daughter who soon is dealing with a step-mother who is sucked into beauty ideals than inner. She doses Snow White then brings her back with another serum..and asks for an apology and receives it.

It’s focus on strong women and diverse stories. There are 2 kinds with Aurora, the Little Mermaid marries a princess. Friendships, work and doing right by people are heavily focused in it. From what I can tell, Princess & the Pea, The Little Mermaid, and Snow Queen show diversity with ethnicity.
Recommend? Yes, it’s cute, different and fun.

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#PowerToThePrincess #NetGalley

Downloaded from Netgalley Free in exchange
for an honest review. 

Title: Power to the Princess Author: Vita Weinstein Murrow Illustrator: Julia Bereciartu

Publish Day: September 6, 2018! Tomorrow! yay!  Rating: 4.5/5

Absolutely love spins on fairy tales. Power to the Princess is one of those. Each story has an element of what we now consider “powerful” in women. Each women’s adventure focuses on them and not their love life. Well, it’s not the center of it. Cinderella is a woman who runs her own business, advocates for the working class and still finds her prince. This prince shares her ideals and doesn’t prevent her from living her goals of helping others.

“Ellia discovered that people who are treated better work better”.

While, Belle is brave and helps the beast be the best person he could be. She is upset when she finds out that he was cursed which is Illegal. She speaks with a detective and ends up working for the Fairyland Protection Department due to her bravery.

“Curses are a crime best left in the past, and she should be held accountable.”

Sleepy Beauty. she has a medical condition brought on by the Cloud fairy. The person who had sent out invitations to the party forgot to include Cloud Fairy. She has a condition that prevents her from being in sunny locations long term. The ceremony wasn’t accommodating to her needs and they forgot to invite her.

“All around the kingdom were conversations of compassion and care, of accommodation and welcome.”

Through Aurora’s advocacy and encouraging conversations about people… Cloud fairy no longer feels isolated and alone. Her curse on Aurora turned into something that benefited everyone in the long term.

Princess and the Pea is a story of a prince trying to find love. His parents encourage a particular kind of girl while he has differing opinions.

“The King & Queen, having learned their lesson that there is no one right kind of princess, and that no single test can determine compatibility, retired to the un-restored tower of the castle to examine their old-fashioned views.”

Snow queen, of friendship and weathering through a friend’s depression ( or whatever it was supposed to reflect). The Little Mermaid, Sea king and his daughters, the king does not like humans..so his daughters focus on sea affairs .. like pollution and keeping their home healthy. She goes to the surface and meets a princess. With her help they find a solution to the pollution and fall in love.

“Once the waters were clear again, the two were married in a lively and loving ceremony in a lagoon where both Mer-people and humans could enjoy the merriment.”

Last story focuses on Snow White where the queen goes from a person who focuses on the real issues to getting sucked into appearances. This focuses on the media and portrayal of women with the focus just on appearances. Snow, is a step-daughter who soon is dealing with a step-mother who is sucked into beauty ideals than inner. She doses Snow White then brings her back with another serum..and asks for an apology and receives it.

It’s focus on strong women and diverse stories. There are 2 kinds with Aurora, the Little Mermaid marries a princess. Friendships, work and doing right by people are heavily focused in it. From what I can tell, Princess & the Pea, The Little Mermaid, and Snow Queen show diversity with ethnicity.
Recommend? Yes, it’s cute, different and fun.

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#GinaFromSiberia #NetGalley

Title: Gina from Siberia Author: Jane Bernstein, Charlotte Glynn Illustrator: Anna Desnitskaya
Publish Day: Sept 14, 2018 Downloaded from: Netgalley 

Description:


Based on a true story of Gina, a wire haired terrier, whose family snuck her out of Siberia and into the USA at the conclusion of the Cold War, this beautiful and thrilling tale follows Gina as her family travels by bus, train, car, plane and minivan. Upon arrival at her new home, 5,681 miles away from her old home, Gina is not happy and lets everyone around her know it. But slowly, she comes to accept her new surroundings with the help of her new friend Victor, a large boxer. Talking about her friends and family back home in Siberia heals the emotional wounds, making Gina believe that just maybe her new home isn’t so bad after all.

My Review:


Moving to a different country from the viewpoint of the dog. She isn’t happy about the move until she makes a friend. The family that this is based on…dressed the dog as a baby. I enjoyed this. There is some filler with the dog describing the people she saw through travels. It could have been better but works for what it needs to do…move the story along.

Recommend? Yes, it’d be a great historical read, conversation with immigration or moving somewhere new.

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#MyBirthday #SammyInTheFall #NetGalley

Title: My Birthday
Author: Anita Bijsterbosch
Publisher: Clavis
Publish day: September 1, 2018
Rating:🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄

Summary:

Hurray, it’s Bear’s birthday! But everybody seems to have forgotten. And when Bear goes out to visit his friends, everybody is busy. But when he gets home again, a big surprise awaits him!

A funny birthday book with peep holes and folding pages. For toddlers ages 24 months and up, focusing on the child’s daily life.

Review:

Back of the eARC says, “Sweet book with peepholes and folding pages, about animal houses and a birthday surprised.” This is a toddler-focus book that I clicked and downloaded because of the cover. Board books with movable parts for younger kids are good items to have to help kids gain interest in books. It’s cute and works for the age range it’s meant to be for. I think it’d work for younger school age as well. 

Title: My Birthday
Author: Anita Bijsterbosch
Publisher: Clavis
Publish day: September 1, 2018
Rating:🥄🥄🥄🥄🥄


Summary:
It’s fall. Sammy and his little horse, Hob,have a busy day picking apples, raking leaves,collecting nuts, and playing outside.Welcome, fall! A book with half pages that hide and reveal how Sammy and Hob enjoy the season.For toddlers ages 30 months and up,with a focus on the child’s world.


Review
: Back of the eARC says this is a book with half pages that hide and reveal how Sammy & Hob enjoy the season. This is a toddler book so this isn’t the usual age range of books I read in elementary. But I downloaded it because the cover was cute.

I liked the format/story of the book and following the two adorable characters through their interaction with autumn .. works for this.

Overall: The books are geared toward toddler but could work in a kindergarten classroom or student in my opinion.

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#SundayQuestions: Outdoor or Indoor Reading?

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Prefer
indoor curled up in bed or partially cuddling the boyfriend. He’s
usually playing video games or something not book-related as he
doesn’t read. I know it’s hard to think of but I am with someone who
doesn’t like reading.
But
he doesn’t mind if I read parts of a book to him or talk about a book
I’m reading .. so it’s manageable.

I have allergies so I don’t have the passion or interest to reading outdoors.

This is an updated version of this post






So, where do you prefer to read? Inside? Out?

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#SundayQuestions: What book did everyone like but you hated?

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Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I don’t dislike this story because it was predictable what was going to happen. I’ve stated before I don’t mind it if I solve the ‘twists’ before they’re revealed. As long as I’m enjoying the book and fully engaged with the story/characters .. it doesn’t bother me.

I know others have raged over the make out scene in this book. But I couldn’t get over that. It’s the wrong place to do this in. I understand they’re dying and wandering through this museum of a dead teenager. It’s simply a weird thing to put in the book.
And, no, it’s not because it’s a man author writing about teenagers kissing and having sex. I don’t understand why that was an issue with this book. But I remember kids (and probably adults) freaking out and accusing John Green of immoral behavior. 
For the most part every author in the Young Adult section are adults writing about kids and their issues. There wasn’t any evidence of him being a creeper..just kids being stupid and jumping to conclusions. 
I didn’t like this book because the topic felt like forced emotional response from the readers. Like the topic was selected because it was going to have an emotional response and..therefore attachment to this book. Which in turn allowed him to write shitty characters without having to worry too much on whether they were well-written or not. It felt empty for me.
Even though I disagreed wholeheartedly with the Anne Frank incident I still enjoyed the movie. It’s still a fucking weird thing to put in a book. But the movie seemed to help the characters. 
I’ve probably given someone who is a die-hard reader figurative aneurysms how frequently I prefer a movie over a book.

What book did you hate but everyone else loved? Lemme know 🙂

Question came from Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com it’s a dead blog but still houses these questions. So. I don’t think they’re the originator of the questions but figured I’d tell that I didn’t just pull these questions out of the air. 

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