Thursday, August 25, 2016

Book Buying Ban

I'm in serious need of a book buying ban for both myself and my daughter. I have so many books on my shelves and in her baby room that need to be read that I cannot justify buying any more books (unless I have a gift card or someone buys me one as a gift).

Seriously - the baby now has over 60 books in her collection. Crazy! But I keep seeing more that I want her to have. Perhaps after we've read some and she no longer shows interest, I'll swap some out for newer titles. Right now she is really to young to understand any of them, so it should be easy to stop buying for her.

I currently have 26 books for review and 120 on my to be read shelf that are not review books. And 81 on my wishlist. Really 81 books that I want to add to the chaos that is my bookshelves?!? Crazy! I even have books in storage containers because they won't fit on my shelves.

Wish me luck on my buying ban. I really want to take a bite out of the piles I have for review and on my TBR pile. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From When I Started Blogging That I STILL Haven't Read Yet

hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I had to change the topic slightly, from BEFORE I started blogging to WHEN I started blogging because apparently everything on my shelf is from when I started.And yes, there is even four books from a series included on this list - one that I keep meaning to read because it sounds fun (one day).

Monday, August 22, 2016

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Published: July 31, 2016
Publisher: Little Brown 
Pages: 343
Received: my husband bought me a copy 
Find Online: Goodreads | Amazon 

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Okay, let's start with the fact that I read this the first weekend after it's release and I am just now writing my review. I needed time to absorb and think about my feelings, but now I'm regretting not writing it right away while I was still feeling all the feels and such.

I've read a lot of reviews of this script (I'm going to call a it a book from here on out since it was bound and published since that is still kind of how I see it). The one that was closest to my thinking process was a review over at Bookmark Lit. Pretty much, it's not a perfect JKR style Harry Potter book, but it still brought back all of the fun and emotions for me. Even though it is a play to be watched instead of read, I really enjoyed it. Somehow I was still able to recall details of Hogwarts and other places from my memory of the previous books, so it wasn't an issue of needing more descriptive writing for the non-spoken sections of the play. Honestly, it really didn't deter from my enjoyment at all. If anything, I was able to concentrate on what they were saying and feeling the emotions.

Now on to the story and characters - be warned there may be spoilers below.
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