Books, Television

Zodiac Signs Recommendations: Capricorn

zodiac sign book recommendations

I’ve been getting into star charts and astrology, tarot cards and the like the past couple of months. What you believe in or want to take from that sort of thing is personal. I enjoy it and in some ways it helps me concentrate.

So I thought I would look at the different signs, as the year goes, and do book recommendations based on the traits of the sign. Capricorn runs from December 22-Jan 19th so I’m a little late but not to bad!

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Spinning Silver Needed Cuts

spinning silver

Spinning Silver

By: Naomi Novik

Grade: C

Spinning Silver was one of my most anticipated books of the year and unfortunately, it was a bit of a let-down. I loved Uprooted (the authors last novel) but I think this one could have used another pass at editing.

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Books, Movies, Other

Oops! I Messed Up… the Book Tag!

Ned Stark and I Messed Up

The I Messed Up Book Tag was originally created by IsthatChami on Youtube. It’s a couple of years old but I haven’t done it yet and anything where I can say I messed up generally appeals to me.

Questions and answers below!

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Book Recommendations Tag: Winter Edition

Book Recommendations Tag: Winter

This is a quick tag that was originally created by Zarriah Rose on Youtube. It’s meant to be book recommendations in a quick snap. I thought I’d try to do it by season this year and of course start with Winter. My favorite season of all!

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My Stages of Reading Uprooted



Author: Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy

Grade: A

Agnieszka lives in a small village by a dark corrupted wood held back by the Dragon. But they pay a price for his help. Every ten years he takes a local girl from the village to serve him. Agnieszka (and everyone else) is sure this is going to be the beautiful Kasia. Boy, is she in for a surprise!

This book can really be broken down into stages for me.

Stage 1: Pretty cover, interesting, good reviews. I’m sold! Book waits while I finish up some others.

Stage 2: Hit a little mini-slump and then read some reviews that aren’t as good (repetitious and too-wordy). You don’t want to make a reading slump worse. Book continues to wait for me.

Finally: I’m just going to read this!

Stage 3: (First 200 pages) Oh, man! This is so good! Love the main character! The relationship with the Dragon is right up my alley! Love that they don’t lose the binds of her friendship with Kasia. A girl can have love and friendship right?

Stage 4: (Mid-book) Okay, she’s going where? I don’t know about this… I like the story of the poor Prince looking for his Wood stolen mother but still…

A little further along: Oh! Ah, brutal. We’re talking old school fairy tales here! Back on track pretty quickly no less!

End of Book: Great story. Great characters. Would love to see this on-screen and see the truth about the Wood brought to life. I should have read this sooner!

Recommend: Yes. It lags a bit in the middle for some world-building but I admit I might have thought that because I wanted more of the Dragon/Agnieszka but when it moves it flies toward the ending for me. I even wound up enjoying the stuff with the royal family. I really should have picked it up sooner!