A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

264-265. Disney Fairies Graphic Novels

Disney Fairies Graphic Novel series by Various Authors

Age: 7+

Publisher: Papercutz

Reason for Reading: Book #2 is a Cybils '10 nominee and as a panelist for Graphic Novels this is required reading for me. So I decided to go back and read #1 as well to get a feel for this series.

264. #1. Prilla's Talent. 74 pgs. Apr. 13, 2010. - I'm not a Disney fan so was not looking forward to reading this book but was pleasantly surprised. A collection of short stories about the fairies in Neverland, each one features a different fairy as the main character but Tinker Bell is in them all and the various fairies mostly turn up in every story as well. The stories are actually quite well-written and engaging. If I was a little girl I would certainly be entertained by these 4 stories which introduce five fairies in particular, though others are featured as well. The only problem is that the books are small, meaning the print is very tiny but otherwise the whole collection is cute and fun. 3.5/5

265. #2. Tinker Bell and the Wings of Rani. 73 pgs. Jun 22, 2010. This time I have a paperback copy and its covers are all sparkly with fairy dust and Tink's wings all glittered! Vol. 2 manages squeeze in 5 stories and again, not being a Disney fan, I do say the stories are quite well-written and engaging. The stories are fun and they deal with various issues that little girls will relate to such as a friend being mad at you seemingly for no reason, and doing what the popular girl does. Tink always shows up in the stories, while the other 4 main fairies are in and out of the stories, always allowing for new fairies to be introduced as well. Better than I expected, cute and fun! 3.5/5

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