Can’t Believe I read the whole California Driver Handbook…

California Driver Handbook (2016 edition) by Department of Motor Vehicles My rating: 2 of 5 stars Reading a book (or manual) like this is not fun and can be pretty boring. Of course, I read it cover to cover to be sure that I knew if any laws had changed since I am required to take the written test upon… Read more (more…)

Review: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love all of the stories that add to the wealth of wizarding lore. This is no different. And, being an American, it was very cool to read about the story of Ilvermorny School since I would have surely gone there had I not been… Read more (more…)

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling My rating: 5 of 5 stars I can’t believe we’ve been given the amazing opportunity to see how our favorite characters turned out. To see them amidts another great adventure. It feels like all the revivals that Netflix has been giving us with X-Files, and with Fuller House, etc. But with… Read more (more…)

Review: Malcolm’s Journal

Malcolm’s Journal by Pittacus Lore My rating: 3 of 5 stars Another interesting addition to the story. Malcolm’s return is pretty huge for Sam’s story. I am really happy for him in this. It makes me sad that they had some much time separated from one another, though. An awkward boy who has no one to identify with, but would… Read more (more…)

Review: Pittacus Lore Transmissions

Pittacus Lore Transmissions by Pittacus Lore My rating: 3 of 5 stars I love the little additions to the Lorien Legacies story here and there that the author provides. This was a good appendix to the main characters. Particularly, I am glad to find out that the Lumin has yet untapped ability and that Lorien isn’t completely dead. Potential to… Read more (more…)

Review: The Island of Doctor Moreau

The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book was wonderfully sorrowful. I thoroughly enjoyed the way that the story explored the way that fear turns to sadness and empathy turns to repulsion. This story is wrought with scientific impossibilities but that is not really the point and so it has a way… Read more (more…)

Review: Maximum Ride, Manga Vol. 1

Maximum Ride, Vol. 1 by James Patterson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was fun! I have read comics before but never a graphic-novel version of a book I’ve read! It was neat to see the artist dipiction of each scene and of the characters. Fang’s hair is super long and flowy… so unlike what I would have thought… Read more (more…)