Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review : Matilda by Roald Dahl







Maybe it's because I became a Science Fiction fan at a very young age but I some how missed reading Dahl. Very suprising since I love the Willy Wonka movie. So I added Dahl to my summer reading list and I picked Matilda because it is constantly described as one of his best books.


I felt connected to Matilda immediately. She is a brilliant young girl in a family that mostly ignores her. Matilda teaches herself to read and, then discovers her local library, and a librarian that changes her life. When it comes time to enter school  she attends a very stict local school called Crunchem Hall. It is there that Matilda meets another woman who transforms her life: Miss Honey. 

Under Miss Honey's tutulage she feels comfortable in her skin and finds a power to help those she has come to at school. Her biggest challenge is Miss Trunchbull the owner of the school.

Matilda has a bit of a bite to her personality. She comes up with elobarate pranks to punish those who she feels deserve it like her Father who is a shady  car salesman.

 I loved this story. The illustrations were lovely and are integral to the story. I'm so excited to read more of Dahl's books

Review: The Cinderella Governess by Georgie Lee


 I received a complimentary download of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



It's just not summer unless I read a Harlequin romance and this one was a great read. In this novel Lee introduces us to Joanna Radcliff a young governess who is struggling on her first job. Feeling isolated Johanna finds herself breaking from good governess conduct , by having conversations with a young major ,who is in need of a wife with a nice dowry. Luke and Joanna are not supposed to fall in love but with each glance they fall deeper in love and the must fight for theor place in the world.  This was such a sweet romance with many passionate scenes. Though a happy ending is of course granted in this story , I liked the bit of dramatic tension before the lovely ending.







Monday, August 22, 2016

Bout Of Books Mini-Challenges



Book To Movie Challenge

This challenge is hosted by Writing My Own Fairytale  the challenge is to share your favorite and not so favorite book to movie adaptions.


                                                  Favorite

                                           Warm Bodies

I loved this novel! I was so worried when I heard it was being made into a movie but it was perfecty done. 



My Favorite Valentine's movie since it was released a few years ago.



Worst Movie Adaptation


I love the world war Z novel so much! It has a wonderful variety of characters including many stories with women.



All that was lost when Brad pitt's production company turned it into a one man show staring Brad and those stupid ant like swarm of zombies. ug!