Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fantasy Kingdom XXI (Lisa Anne Nisula)

When I first saw the title, as well as the cover, my mind immediately flew towards Final Fantasy role-playing games. As it turns out, I wasn't far off the mark!

  • Overall: 2.9 ҉
  • Plot: 4/5
  • Originality: 3/5
  • Language: 2/5
  • Believability: 2.5/5

Friday, September 24, 2010

Kindle Blogging

Hi everyone,

While I finish reading this week's book, I thought I'd post a link to a review posted by The Kindle Blog Report for this site. Click the button below to see it:

Also, I have set up Stimulated Outlet Book Reviews for Kindle subscriptions. You can click on the button in the right-hand navigation menu or below:

Enjoy! And now, back to reading.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Author Interview: Helen Smith

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stay Within the Lines

Hello everyone,

After much indecision, I decided to post my review for Rock Star's Rainbow after all. I had a very difficult time getting through it for the reasons stated in the review itself. There was an internal, ethical battle as to how far I could push myself, and quite frankly, it's unpleasant to read when you're forcing yourself to do it.

That brings us to the point of this announcement: PLEASE READ THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES if you intend to submit your work. There is a reason why they're there. This exception was made primarily because they weren't stated as clearly at the time when the author first contacted me, so I did it out of fairness. Now that they're clearly posted, however, I ask that you abide by them. It will save us all a great deal of time and heartache.

Thank you for your cooperation. My apologies for sounding like such a curmudgeon, but it had to be said.

Rock Star's Rainbow (Kevin Glavin)

I was of two minds when it came to reviewing this novel. On the one hand, I committed to reviewing it, and I believe in honoring one's commitments. On the other, it was far too graphic for me to finish reading. In the end, I decided to give it a go. (Note that this review is only based on 60% of the book.)

  • Overall: 3 ҉
  • Plot: 3/5
  • Originality: 4/5
  • Language: 2/5
  • Believability: 3/5

The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered, Baby Brigade (Deborah Diesen)

Overall: 4
  • Content: 5/5
  • Originality: 5/5
  • Language: 3/5
  • Illustrations: 3/5
The Barefooted, Bad-Tempered, Baby Brigade by Deborah Diesen, illustrated by Tracy Dockray

Join a crowd of cranky babies as they take to the streets!

The babies turned east at the corner of Main saying, “goo-goo” and “ga-ga” and “Out of our way!”

These babies have had it!

No more mashed peas!

No more bibs!

No more frilly clothes!

Their demands are loud and clear—but are their moms and dads ready to listen?
Children's Literature
Purchase Links:
Hardcover US | UK | DE
Other Links:
author website

This week, we're going with a children's book by Deborah Diesen, author of The Pout-Pout Fish. This book has a different publisher and a different illustrator from the ones she works with for that series, though.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Choose Your Own Romance (Christina Crooks)

I agreed to do this review about a month ago, so I decided to give it a bump. Here we go:

  • Overall: 1.5 ҉
  • Plot: 0.5/5
  • Originality: 3/5
  • Language: 1/5
  • Believability: 1.5/5

Friday, September 10, 2010

Minor Delay

Hi everyone! I spent my evening adding a contact page, creating a Twitter account, and adding pretty icons to the sidebar for this blog. As a result, this week's book review will be a bit late. I'll do my best to put it up soon! In the meantime, I've posted the summary for Choose Your Own Romance on Currently Reading.


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