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Kiki Overthinks Every Thing
November 3, 2011
The Book Review Revue
Mood:  on fire
Topic: Book Reviews
Wickham's DiaryWickham's Diary by Amanda Grange
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I put aside my negativity about Jane Austen and all the hoopla surrounding her works (including Pride and Prejudice) to check out Wickham's Diary, which seemed like it might be a delightful piece of fluff that would include ingredients from Gossip Girl, Edith Wharton, and American Psycho. I was sadly disappointed that it turned out to be a bit of a flat read that didn't allow me to connect with Wickham. All the elements were there (i.e. envy, scheming, overbearing mum) but they didn't gel.

Bound by Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian (Seducing the Classics, #3)Bound by Honor: An Erotic Novel of Maid Marian by Colette Gale
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Imagine if Maid Marian was locked in a love triangle with Robin Hood of Locksley and Will--the cold Sheriff of Nottingham? Throw in a dash of courtly intrigue and steamy encounters and you have this novel. It's entertaining to see the old folktale imagined this way, but it isn't the most stunning tale.

Blue SeaBlue Sea by Robert Kalan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This spare book is bright, colorful, and fun. It is perfect for read-alouds for children 2 and up, who can get the humor of it. My daughters love it and I love looking at because the colors are so hypnotic.
Dinosaur vs. the LibraryDinosaur vs. the Library by Bob Shea
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I love the Dinosaur vs. series and I find them funny to read aloud. I also like reading them to myself. However this current Dinosaur incarnation doesn't seem as good as the others. The Dinosaur is bringing animals to the library for all of them to make noise at the library. I thought perhaps the plot would be Dinosaur "attacking" different parts of the library until he is tamed by story time.

View all my reviews Wow! Said the OwlWow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sweet, adorable, colorful. Perfect for read-a-louds and for one-on-ones. The art work is beautiful, and its multi-textured. I wish the book said what type of materials the author used.

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