Apparently I didn’t read a lot of physical books this month. I didn’t realize that until I went to take pictures and I didn’t have anything to take a picture of. But I did read a few things. So let’s get to my September 2021 wrap up.
The Last Wish
Geralt is a Witcher, a man whose magic powers, enhanced by long training and a mysterious elixir, have made him a brilliant fighter and a merciless assassin. Yet he is no ordinary killer. His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that plague the world.
But not everything monstrous-looking is evil and not everything fair is good . . . and in every fairy tale there is a grain of truth.
My Rating: 3/5
Black Witch moon
Wracked by guilt, Robert Winter struggles with the notion that a witch may have been wrongly accused. But if that is so, what can he do about it?
When strange things begin to happen, Winter’s understanding of good and evil are put to the test. Compelled to choose one or the other, he soon learns that taking sides is the least of his problems…
My Rating: 4/5
My Full Review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/10/black-witch-moon-blog-tour/
When Stina and Jack move to an old rural cottage, they’re hoping for a fresh start. Their new home is run-down compared to their neighbour’s, but generous Mrs Barley quickly becomes a friend. Until Stina sees a mysterious figure in the widow’s garden, and her happy new life begins to unravel. And when she hears strange noises in the night, she is forced to question if Mrs Barley is what she seems. Why do the other villagers whisper about her? Why is she so eager to help the couple? And what is she hiding in her picture-perfect home?
My Rating: 3/5
My Full Review: https://wildwoodreads.com/2021/09/18/whisper-cottage-blog-tour/
The GraveYard Book Vol. 1
Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy–an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack–who has already killed Bod’s family.
My Rating: 4/5
My Full Review: I read the novel back last year and enjoyed it. This year I had to read a 21st Century banned book for The Uncorked Librarian Challenge. When I was researching for that I was shocked to see this graphic novel on the list. It was claimed to be too violent. So I had to see what it was like because I didn’t remember it being super violent. I mean there is some violence, but not a lot. Either way, I think this story translates to a graphic novel beautifully.
In Othello, Shakespeare creates powerful drama from a marriage between the exotic Moor Othello and the Venetian lady Desdemona that begins with elopement and mutual devotion and ends with jealous rage and death. Shakespeare builds many differences into his hero and heroine, including race, age, and cultural background. Yet most readers and audiences believe the couple’s strong love would overcome these differences were it not for Iago, who sets out to destroy Othello. Iago’s false insinuations about Desdemona’s infidelity draw Othello into his schemes, and Desdemona is subjected to Othello’s horrifying verbal and physical assaults.
My Full Review: I don’t know what I expected from listening to the audiobook of Othello, but it was literally just the audio from a live play. I felt like I was eavesdropping on a conversation that was happening in another room. I could tell things were happening, but I didn’t know what. It just wasn’t a great experience, and I can’t really even tell you what the play was about.
So that’s my September 2021 wrap up. What did you read this month?