Second Reflections – heidi (Johanna Spyri) – with reflections from the Norwegian Sea and an airplane!

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin' up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing - out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part … Continue reading Second Reflections – heidi (Johanna Spyri) – with reflections from the Norwegian Sea and an airplane!

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Second Reflections – all systems red (Martha Wells) – INSUBORDINATION ABOUNDS!

Ahoy there me mateys!  It has come to me attention that there be crew members aboard me ship that STILL have not yet read the adventures of the Murderbot.  Only 38 of ye have read the first book.  This be insubordination and it is unwarranted, unwanted, and undeserved.  I believe I was extremely clear when … Continue reading Second Reflections – all systems red (Martha Wells) – INSUBORDINATION ABOUNDS!

Second Reflections – a Muster of 3 Mini-Reviews of YA Classics and 1 Adult Classic

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually.  So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading Second Reflections – a Muster of 3 Mini-Reviews of YA Classics and 1 Adult Classic

Second Reflections – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually.  So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading Second Reflections – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of YA Books

Second Reflections with Tidings from the Crew – the mouse and the motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)

Ahoy there mateys!  Though the first mate and I have very different reading tastes, occasionally we do recommend books to each other.  Books the first mate introduced to me included xom-b, holes, and the perks of being a wallflower.  Here I take a second look at a previously enjoyed novel and give me crew me … Continue reading Second Reflections with Tidings from the Crew – the mouse and the motorcycle (Beverly Cleary)

Second Reflections – a tree grows in brooklyn (Betty Smith)

Ahoy there me mateys!  While drawin’ up me lists of 2016 for me log, I realized a curious thing – out of 134 books read, not a single one was a re-read.  In me enthusiasm of discovery and taking suggestions from me crew, I did not revisit a single old port for plunder!  And part of what … Continue reading Second Reflections – a tree grows in brooklyn (Betty Smith)