ANACORTES, WA, United States | Member Since 2011
I am very much bothered by the incorrect English used in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I work very hard to teach my kids proper English and this book definitely does not reinforce that. Sentences like
Captain Underpants is one I associate with DoaWK. They are both about the same age and both use a reading/comic mixture.
I liked the part with the dog on Greg's bed. How much difficulty Greg was having trying to sleep when the dog needed to go outside to take care of business.
It was a great read for my kids and kept my attention as well. We like to listen to audiobooks when we're driving and this series is one we enjoy a lot.
Dragonfly in Amber is a wonderful continuation of the story of Claire and Jaime Fraser. The entire series is definitely at the top of my list. Davina Porter just does a phenomenal job of staying true to the characters she has depicted so far in Outlander.
In this book, I feel as if the story gets a bit long winded. I'm not a fan of abridgment but I believe it could have been edited some before being published. There were some points where my mind would begin to wander and I would have trouble picking up the story again. However, the storyline is still good, just make sure you're not too distracted when listening to it. And it is also vital if you're going to listen to the rest of the series.
I read this book when it came out, several years ago and have read it every year since. I love the message you can get out of the book and at the climax of the book, I always break out in a huge grin. Definitely a favorite of mine and always helps to get me in the Christmas Spirit whenever I listen.
I love the slightly cynical intonation the performer gives to the main character in this book. He reads it as I hear it in my mind.
hehe. Christmas with the Kranks? Actually, probably not. The movie does not do this book justice and the casting was not correct for how I envision the characters.
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