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Peter and the Starcatchers (Peter and the Starcatchers #1) by Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Greg Call

Published November 7, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads Summary:

Don’t even think of starting this book unless you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and have lots of time. A fast-paced, impossible-to-put-down adventure awaits as the young orphan Peter and his mates are dispatched to an island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They set sail aboard the Never Land, a ship carrying a precious and mysterious trunk in its cargo hold, and the journey quickly becomes fraught with excitement and danger.
Discover richly developed characters in the sweet but sophisticated Molly, the scary but familiar Black Stache, and the fearless Peter. Treacherous battles with pirates, foreboding thunderstorms at sea, and evocative writing immerses the reader in a story that slowly and finally reveals the secrets and mysteries of the beloved Peter Pan.

My Thoughts:

I found this gem at Half Price Books and immediately went back and purchased the rest of the series.  It is a retelling of the classic Peter Pan tale. This is a fast paced adventure story that I could not put down! It starts off with Peter and his friends at the orphanage and they are being sent to serve King Zarboff the third.  They board The Neverland and their lives change right away.  This story explains the island we know as Neverland, and how it came to be called that, how Peter learned to fly, and how he gets Tinkerbell. This origin story for Peter Pan is so original.  On the ship with Peter and his mates is a strange trunk and a girl named Molly Aster, who can talk to porpoises.  They infamous pirate Black Stache is after The Neverland, because he is after the trunk, which is supposed to be (and does) hold the greatest treasure known to man. All of the characters are fully-developed and great! Peter and Molly must keep Black Stache from getting the starstuff in the trunk, because in the hands of the Others (not Starcatchers) it would mean terrible things for the world.  I loved this book, the whole series actually, and can not speak highly enough of it.  Please read it.

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Michael Hague Illustrated

Published November 5, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads Summary:

Peter Pan, the book based on J.M. Barrie’s famous play, is filled with unforgettable characters: Peter Pan, the boy who would not grow up; the fairy, Tinker Bell; the evil pirate, Captain Hook; and the three children–Wendy, John, and Michael–who fly off with Peter Pan to Neverland, where they meet Indians and pirates and a crocodile that ticks. Renowned children’s-book artist Michael Hague has brought the amazing adventures of Peter Pan to life. His beautiful illustrations capture the wild, seductive power of this classic book. This newly designed edition will be enjoyed by fans young and old alike.

My Thoughts:

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After I read the Peter and the Starcatcher series (review to come), I knew I had to go back and read the original story.  I really only know the Peter Pan story from the Disney cartoon, and various other movie renditions I have seen.  I love the Disney film, and most of the other movies too to be honest.  The story is fairly true to the Disney movie, with much of the violence removed.  I did like the story, however, I didn’t really love the writing style.  The language was no in keeping with modern times, because the book is so old, so I didn’t really enjoy it.  I did not like the narrative interjections at all, and it felt too much like reading a play, which I guess I’m not into, even though I really do enjoy watching plays.  I guess this is why I don’t really read classic novels.

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November Movies

Published November 1, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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Disney Princess Comics Treasury by Walt Disney Company

Published October 29, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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Goodreads Summary:

For years, Disney’s Princesses have charmed audiences the world over in their spellbinding animated films, winning the day with wit and pluck as the power of love keeps the darkness at bay. Return to these thrilling worlds of magic, danger and romance in this timeless graphic novel collection from Disney’s own master storybook artists! Every Disney Princess film is retold in this 800-page storytime treasure that Princess fans will cherish for a lifetime. Stories Include: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Tangled, and Brave.

My Thoughts:

I got this book from Penni for Ninja Book Swap! It’s amazing! I had no idea this was even a thing before I got it! I love Disney. I love comics! This is amazing! It includes comics for all of the princesses up to, but not including Frozen’s Anna and Elsa, but it does include Tiana and Merida. There were two or three places where the text doesn’t line up in the text box, which is annoying, but not a huge deal.  One semi-major issue is that in Cinderella’s story the Fairy Godmother doesn’t say Bippity Boppity Boo (she said abracadabra.) I like how it told some stories that followed the movies and also had some side tales.  I feel like Ariel had quite a few stories, so it wasn’t evenly distributed with each of the characters, but it was still enjoyable.

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Geekgasm Swap Reveal

Published August 9, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

For this swap we had to exchange that make our geeky hearts have all the feels. I was paired with Tula from Primary Library Diva.

She got me so much cool stuff!

SO MUCH AWESOME! She got me the Harry Potter Magical Creatures coloring book! Now I have them all! MWAHAHAHAHA. Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons and it looks amazing. I love Alice retellings so much! She got me a Harry Potter light up wand pen. Yes I swished and flicked and soon as I got it! I also got some Funko Pops! and an Alice Mystery Mini (it was the Cheshire Cat.)

THANK YOU SO MUCH TULA! ❤

 

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PS: Do you ever participate in swaps? I love them! Which ones do you participate in? How did you find them?

August Movies

Published August 1, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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July Movies

Published July 1, 2016 by Kaitlin Michelle

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As you know, I love going to the movie theaters! It is one of the main things my husband and I do when we go out.  Here are the movies I want to see this month:

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