Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Book Review: The House with the Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs

The House with a Clock in Its WallsThe House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a well written book that was a lot of fun to read. I enjoyed the story line and the characters. The author does a great job of painting scenes in the book. It's got magic, mystery, and suspense. It also deals a little bit with a child new to an area that struggles to fit in. I think this book will appeal to a wide range of audiences. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I'd say read the book first, it's much better!

Overall, I give this book at 4/5

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Book Review: Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island (Camino Island #1)Camino Island by John Grisham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've always enjoyed John Grisham's books. This one was no exception. I really enjoyed that one of the main characters was a book store owner. I've always been fascinated with that profession so it was fun to read a book with that being such a central part of the plot. As with all the Grisham books that I have read, this one had a wonderful plot and fantastic characters. I enjoyed the world of Camino Island. I found it very easy to be transported to the cottage, the beach, and Bay books. I found the supporting characters to be fun and colorful. It's just a very well written book and it made me remember why I like to read at least one Grisham book a year. I would highly recommend this book.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Book Review: The Library at Mount Char

The Library at Mount CharThe Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was an interesting read for me. I'd never heard of this book and saw it on Reddit via a post there and decided to give it a read. For a book that has so many subplots running through it, it was surprisingly easy to read. I didn't find that I was at any point lost in terms of the story line. Having said that, there were some plot twists that kept me guessing through the whole book. The characters were...eccentric, but very well written. The story is so outlandish, that it's absurd at some places, but hey that makes for a fun read. I would recommend giving this book a read. It flows by really quickly and it's a fun story.

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