April 2016 Wrap-up

April turned out to be a good reading month, even though I felt like I was falling into a bit of a reading slump during the 2nd week in April. But I still managed to read 7 books! The start of the month I was away on vacation and read Uprooted and Fables. The other 5 books I got completed towards the end of the month, some of which thanks to Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and Lemony Snicket, I got out of my slump.

TheWideWindowThe Wide Window by Lemony Snicket

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
Children’s Middle-Grade,  Fiction, snakes, grammar lessons, terrible parenting moments, a unique Children’s Adventure story

Click To See My First Impression of Lemony Snicket


UprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
A fast-paced YA fantasy, a ‘Grumpy Old Man’ type of character, a dark whimsical forest, a strong female friendship that’s tested & true

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Will You Like Uprooted? Click to Find Out.


 

FablesV1Fables Deluxe Edition (#1) by Bill Willingham

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
A fairytale retelling with characters living in New York, Graphic novels/comics with blood, some sexual content, and gore, a commitment — a commitment?

Yeah, a commitment! If you start reading Fables you need to know: (1) it is addicting & (2)there are 150 comics + spin-off/side-story comics. So think about checking out a copy from your local library, rather than spending oodles of money!
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Review Coming Soon. Read On Goodreads.


 

 The Miserable MillThe Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
Children’s Middle-Grade,  Fiction, child labour (or teaching kids about a hard day’s work — depending on how you look at it), issues around bullying, a children’s first lesson that boss may not be good leaders, but just bossy people who yell orders.

Click For More Lemony Snicket


The Austere AcademyThe Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
Children’s Middle-Grade,  Fiction, terrible teachers, the torture children by endlessly running laps, a boarding school that doesn’t sound fun to attend, kidnapping, the Baudelaire’s first friendship

Read Another 5-Star Lemony Snicket Pick 


FlyontheWallFly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything by E. Lockhart

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
Middle-grade,  Fiction, topics of puberty, bully & self-esteem, the funny sexual awkwardness and curiosity of a 16 year-old

Full Review Coming Soon. Click to Read More on Goodreads.


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The Blood Chamber by Angela Carter

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Read if You’re in the Mood For:
Short stories, fiction, horror, fairytale retellings (such as Bluebeard, Beauty & the Beast, Little Read Riding Hood, Snegurochka (Snow Child))

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