Posts Categorized: YA/MG

Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Review: Rebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics #1) by Shanna Swendson

Welcome to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! This is a week in which I am cleaning up and clearing OUT some of my lingering open reads. I have a LOT of books that I’m “currently reading” right now – some of which have been open for over… Read more »

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Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

Review: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Richard Howard (Translator)

“But eyes are blind. You have to look with your heart.” I’ve read The Little Prince many, many times. My mom had a beautiful, small hardback edition of this when I was small and it always fascinated me for some reason. I haven’t attempted to read The Little Prince in… Read more »

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Review: Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #4) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #4) by Patricia C. Wrede

NOTE: This review contains spoilers for the previous three (3) books in this series. Please read those books prior to reading this review. Talking to Dragons is the fourth and final installation in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. It’s been a fun ride and I’m a little sad to see it… Read more »

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Review: Calling on Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #3) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Calling on Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #3) by Patricia C. Wrede

Ugh. I did not enjoy this one as much as others. I’m only giving 3 stars (and not 2.5) because the read wasn’t the worse – but the ending KILLED most of my enjoyment. The first two books of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles really set the tone for the series…. Read more »

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Review: Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

Review: Searching for Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles #2) by Patricia C. Wrede

Note: This review will contain spoilers for Dealing with Dragons. Please read Dealing with Dragons before reading this review! Yet another adorable submission to the Enchanted Forest Chronicles! I simply adored Searching for Dragons and I’ve decided I really need to finish the entire series. In Searching for Dragons the… Read more »

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Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

Review: The Carpet People by Sir Terry Pratchett

This one was pretty adorable. I decided to buy a copy of The Carpet People after completing Dragons at Crumbling Castle and the passing of Sir Pratchett (they happened at roughly the same time). Dragons at Crumbling Castle was simply adorable (recommended for young readers!) and I was very interested… Read more »

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Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Sir Terry Pratchett

Review: Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Sir Terry Pratchett

Dragons at Crumbling Castle is an adorable selection of short stories and illustrations. This title is a book club pick – it’s a bit younger than I normally care to read – and I’m pretty happy I was introduced to this novel via my book club. There are quite a… Read more »

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2014 Book Purchases: May

2014 Book Purchases: May

I always start the draft for these monthly book purchase updates at the beginning of the month. It gives me a chance to look back over the previous month and encourage myself to do better throughout the coming month. Update: I went over my book budget by $1.22. That’s not… Read more »

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