The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

The Last UnicornThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After watching the movie for years and loving it, I finally read the book. The book follows the movie pretty well. Some events are out of place, but it doesn’t affect the pacing of either the book or the movie.

The book does a bit more explaining about the background of Schmendrick the Magician, we learn a bit more of Molly Grue’s history, and the history around Haggard, his castle, and the surrounding area.

All in all, the book is the same as the movie, but you are missing out on some of the interesting history of the characters.

If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie you should do both!

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The Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales by Richard Garnett

The Twilight of the Gods and Other TalesThe Twilight of the Gods and Other Tales by Richard Garnett

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This was a collection of short stories all revolving around supernatural occurrences. Some where of a Christian variety, others were Greek/Roman in origin, and some were Godless. They all had a feeling of myth and fairytale, which is something I like in my reading.

All the stories were different, hand different endings, different characters (some famous), many were based on true life happenings, it was just overall an interesting read.

I do not know if I have a favorite, but the one that sticks in my mind is ‘The Poisoned Maid’.

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The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux

The Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, & The WardenThe Asylum Novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, & The Warden by Madeleine Roux

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve been interested in this series, so I bought this one. It has three novellas as (from what I can tell) a bit of backstory, but are rather interesting in themselves. This book also contains a sampling from the trilogy they belong too, a bit of a teaser you could say.

Did I like it? Do I want to read more?

Yes, yes I do. Madeleine Roux does a wonderful job giving her readers just enough to be interested in the rest of the series. The novellas are complete stories in themselves, but they leave you wondering a few things, like “what happened after all that?” and “how does this pertain to that other thing?”

I will be reading more of her work.

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Caught by Harlan Coben

CaughtCaught by Harlan Coben

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I admit it has been awhile since I’ve read this book, but I did enjoy reading it.

I guess you could call it a crime novel, but it’s storyline is bit more on the dramatic side. While the main plot involves crime, it doesn’t turn out as you think it would, it goes more into the conspiracy side of things as the plot continues.

While I don’t recall all of the nuances, the twists and turns that go on within this story keeps it interesting, and the ending is pretty good too. I picked this book up in the break room at work (we have a rotating library of sorts) and it will return there for someone else to enjoy.

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Painting with Words -Ted-Ed

I know I’ve shared many Ted-Ed videos on my blog, and it is not because I am affiliated with them or make monies every time I share them.

It is because I actually do enjoy their videos and content.

Their videos are short, to the point, and full of information that either leave you feeling smarter, inspired, or better about life in general. With that in mind I present you with this new video: The Poet Who Painted with His Words by Genevieve Emy.

 

Keep reading little book worms!