Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pleasantwick has a book trailer!

This was my first experience with book trailers. It was kind of fun. I learned a lot. What do you think?

Here are the websites I used for free music and photos:

I manipulated the photos using GIMP 2

Monday, November 9, 2015

{Review} Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

I gave it 4 stars (but it was more like 3 1/2) ~ An okay read.

Our book club chose Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as our October read, expecting a creepy, haunting thriller. It was not. And that was the most disappointing part of the book for me. I really hate when the back cover blurb is misleading. I might have felt completely different if I'd known what to expect -- or in this case, not expect.

I thought the writing was very good -- similar in style to John Green. I enjoyed the characters and their strange abilities, and the photographs were a fun addition to go along with the read. However, I found the pacing a little slow at times, and the ending a little abrupt.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is listed as young adult, but I felt that the story telling and characters seemed geared more toward middle grade/younger teens. I'll probably pick up the second book, but I'm definitely not in a rush.