Monthly Archives: October 2014


Tangled: The Junior Novelization (Disney Tangled)Tangled: The Junior Novelization by Irene Trimble
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the Tangled novel driving my daughter around town. I refuse to let my kids watch movies or play video games in the car while we drive to and from various activities. Maybe audio books aren’t much better. But in my mind they are a slight improvement.

I didn’t think this would add much to the movie’s story. But, I was pleasantly surprised. As a mom who has seen the film more than a few times, I figured I knew the story down pat. But, the author managed to add a few details and elements that really added to the story telling experience. The emotions of the characters are built up throughout the story and there are several details are added to the story.

I enjoyed listening to the story and it has made me think, I might try another novelization with the kids driving through town!

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Outrage (Inspector Erlendur #9)Outrage by Arnaldur Indriðason
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If you follow my blog, you know I typically don’t read books that fall into the Mystery/suspense genre. So how did I find my way to this book?

My husband, The Capt., was threatening to take the family on a vacation to Iceland. So I randomly looked up books using the keyword Iceland at our local library and somehow or another this one popped up. I decided to give it a try.

Translations can definitely be tricky reads. But I found this one to of been translated well.

The story is a pretty typical suspense novel where the readers follow a few red hearings until the real murdered is discovered almost by accident.

All and all, it was an average read. Nothing special.

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