Sep 16, 2018

#SundayQuestions: Are You Reading THIS MUCH to have a review almost everyday?


Like I answered in a post Questions: How Do You Blog Every Day  I schedule posts.

 I do read a lot but not enough during a week to write lengthy book reviews that I post. I wouldn't have enough time in the week to do anything else!

What a dream it would be to have the time and money to spend all week reading though.

Ah, dreams.  

Now on occasion I can read and post a review on the same day. That's if I simply cannot wait to talk about something.

How much do you read in a week? What do you read? Books? Magazines? Blog posts? Billboards?

Sep 9, 2018

#SundayQuestions: What Book Has Been On Your Shelves the Longest?



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Do you mean a physical bookshelf? I only have a bookshelf to hold the elementary leveled books I've purchased from Goodwill. These books will eventually live inside a classroom at an elementary that I've been hired at. Sadly, that hasn't happened yet but I pray it will.

But my books that I read are often digital because I have no room to collect physical books for my own reading.

But my digital book library the longest book is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in my Nook library. I had a nook tablet when they were popular things to have..My mom purchased one for me after I had bought her one.

I've never finished the zombie book because I just couldn't get into it. The topic should interested me but...nope.


I got this question from this blog:  Justyourtypicalbookblog.blogspot.com.

Sep 5, 2018

#PowerToThePrincess #NetGalley

Downloaded from Netgalley Free in exchange
for an honest review. 

Title: Power to the Princess Author: Vita Weinstein Murrow Illustrator: Julia Bereciartu

Publish Day: September 6, 2018! Tomorrow! yay!  Rating: 4.5/5

Absolutely love spins on fairy tales. Power to the Princess is one of those. Each story has an element of what we now consider “powerful” in women. Each women's adventure focuses on them and not their love life. Well, it's not the center of it. Cinderella is a woman who runs her own business, advocates for the working class and still finds her prince. This prince shares her ideals and doesn't prevent her from living her goals of helping others.

“Ellia discovered that people who are treated better work better”.

While, Belle is brave and helps the beast be the best person he could be. She is upset when she finds out that he was cursed which is Illegal. She speaks with a detective and ends up working for the Fairyland Protection Department due to her bravery.

“Curses are a crime best left in the past, and she should be held accountable.”

Sleepy Beauty. she has a medical condition brought on by the Cloud fairy. The person who had sent out invitations to the party forgot to include Cloud Fairy. She has a condition that prevents her from being in sunny locations long term. The ceremony wasn't accommodating to her needs and they forgot to invite her.

“All around the kingdom were conversations of compassion and care, of accommodation and welcome.”

Through Aurora's advocacy and encouraging conversations about people... Cloud fairy no longer feels isolated and alone. Her curse on Aurora turned into something that benefited everyone in the long term.

Princess and the Pea is a story of a prince trying to find love. His parents encourage a particular kind of girl while he has differing opinions.

“The King & Queen, having learned their lesson that there is no one right kind of princess, and that no single test can determine compatibility, retired to the un-restored tower of the castle to examine their old-fashioned views.”

Snow queen, of friendship and weathering through a friend's depression ( or whatever it was supposed to reflect). The Little Mermaid, Sea king and his daughters, the king does not like humans..so his daughters focus on sea affairs .. like pollution and keeping their home healthy. She goes to the surface and meets a princess. With her help they find a solution to the pollution and fall in love.

“Once the waters were clear again, the two were married in a lively and loving ceremony in a lagoon where both Mer-people and humans could enjoy the merriment.”

Last story focuses on Snow White where the queen goes from a person who focuses on the real issues to getting sucked into appearances. This focuses on the media and portrayal of women with the focus just on appearances. Snow, is a step-daughter who soon is dealing with a step-mother who is sucked into beauty ideals than inner. She doses Snow White then brings her back with another serum..and asks for an apology and receives it.

It's focus on strong women and diverse stories. There are 2 kinds with Aurora, the Little Mermaid marries a princess. Friendships, work and doing right by people are heavily focused in it. From what I can tell, Princess & the Pea, The Little Mermaid, and Snow Queen show diversity with ethnicity.
Recommend? Yes, it's cute, different and fun.