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
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Arthur's Honey Bear by Lillian Hoban

Arthur's Honey Bear by Lillian Hoban (Canada) - (US)
I Can Read Books, Level 2

Pages: 64
Ages: 5+
Finished: June 27, 2011
First Published: 1974
Publisher: HarperCollins
Genre: children, easy reader
Rating: 3/5

First sentence:

It was spring-cleaning day.

Acquired: Purchased a used copy from a book/garage sale or thrift shop.

Reason for Reading: Ds read aloud to me as his reader.

Arthur and his sister Violet are cleaning out their toys and decide to sell some of them in a tag sale but Arthur has a hard time deciding whether to sell his Honey Bear or not.  I was never fond of this series as a child myself.  Can't really say why, just that Arthur never appealed to me.  But since we had this one on the shelf we used it as a reader.  The reading level was just on par with ds's abilities but the story was on the immature side and I can't say he was much interested in it either.  Not a bad story but certainly recommended for the youngest ages, 5/6 or so.

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