Dexter in the Dark
The *WORST* Dexter book. By a long shot.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
For a “tween” book, it dealt with a lot of situations that I thought were important for kids to experience. I actually liked the characters in the book a lot more than the movie. This was honestly one of those rare books where I saw the movie first and STILL thought the book was better. Bridget didn’t get on my nerves nearly as much and the Bailey situation struck some hearstrings. It was such a great experience I actually bought the second book.
Dexter by Design
Dexter has been saved! Well, at least somewhat. I’m with a few other reviewers where I think that Jeff Lindsey is taking after the TV show instead of keeping to the original Dexter Plan. The end of the book came out of nowhere and sounded a lot like what was going on in the last season. Not a complete return from the Depths of Horrible that he had plunged into… but it is at least something of a comeback.
Inside of a Dog
Finally, a non-fiction pick! I have been searching for an affordable version of this book and actually picked it up at the library. As a dog fanatic (ask anyone who knows me), I’m always looking for new information on my favorite animal. This was such a great look into what we know as scientific facts about how dogs perceive the world. It also helps with dealing with my fuzzy best buddy. I highly suggest it. She makes the information fun and entertaining. I would suggest it if you’re “into” dogs.
I had missed Bloodsucking Fiends on accident when I first started reading Christopher Moore. I have to say that even thought I KNEW where this was going (since I had already read the second book), I had a lot of fun getting caught up to speed. His writing style is the dry humor that I adore. I’m looking forward to reading the last installment. From sneak peek, I see we get to hear more from Abby Normal. Yay!
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
I decided to read a childhood favorite again. This was one of the ones I remember loving. Now that I’ve read it as an adult, I really get the full implication of the novel. What an exciting book. I remember being very worried about Timmy. I also remember thinking that it didn’t end the way that I wanted it to. I remember wondering what happened to the other rat. I have been trying to revisit a lot of favorites lately and I have been impressed with my overall choices as a kid… this was another one. I still want !to know what happened to that rat!!