Sunday, March 15, 2015


Coraline By: Neil Gaiman

This is a book I started to read as a fun quick read. We loved the movie and I wanted to see how close the movie was to the book. So I started it, but then I lost the book for awhile and couldn't finish it. But with this last move I found it again and decided to start over. The movie did a pretty good job, but of course didn't get as close to the book. For example, her parents weren't as mean as the movie portrayed, and Coraline solves a lot more of the problems on her own without a lot of help from the cat or the boy that's in the movie. This was a light fun read that I rather enjoyed. Its a little dark for younger kids and would recommend it for an older audience. Maybe pre-teems and up. 

Amazon says:
"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. . . ."
When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.
But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tales From The Perilous Realm

Tales from the perilous realm By: J.R.R Tolkien

I really love Tolkien and haven't read anything of his that I haven't enjoyed. This is 4 different tales of different people, times and places. I was especially excited to see that the adventures of Tom Bombadil was one of the tales. Tom Bombadil is one of my favorite characters in the Lord of the Rings books. I did find Leaf of Niggle to be a little confusing. But I really enjoyed all of these tales. 

Amazon says:The book is the perfect opportunity for fans of Middle-earth to enjoy some of Tolkien’s often overlooked yet most creative storytelling. With dragons and sand sorcerers, sea monsters and hobbits, knights and dwarves, this collection contains all the classic elements for Tolkien buffs of all ages