"210 Traditional Quilt Blocks: Each Block Is Explained With Step By Step Pictures" reviewed by Christine Carver on August 23, 2021

Your Name: 
Christine Carver
Title: 
210 Traditional Quilt Blocks: Each Block Is Explained With Step By Step Pictures
Author: 
Ayhan Demirpehlivan
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
This book has wonderful color illustrations showing how to assemble each block, just as the subtitle says. It assumes you will be making your own paper or plastic templates but it does not explain how to enlarge or size each block, which beginners may not know how to do. A big drawback is that the "template" for each block is only 1.5" square! Furthermore half of them are al located near the gutter in the book on the left hand pages, so I have trouble imagining that it will be easy to photocopy and enlarge the patterns to a usable size. I understand that enlarging with copier functions can lead to distortion too. The blocks are organized alphabetically and each one has a difficulty rating of 1 to 5 stars. Most blocks are rated 1 or 2 stars and I saw none rated 5 stars. Based on my own experience I think more of the blocks should be rated at a more difficult level.
Rate Your Read: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

"The Pioneers" reviewed by Tim Bitzer on January 3, 2020

Your Name: 
Tim Bitzer
Title: 
The Pioneers
Author: 
David McCullough
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
This is purely nonfiction and a bore. Ugh. Why did I spend the time reading this book? If you're doing historical research or maybe even genealogical research for early Ohio pioneers, it may be worth your time.
Rate Your Read: 
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)

"180 Seconds" reviewed by Kate Ramsey on October 19, 2019

Your Name: 
Kate Ramsey
Title: 
180 Seconds
Author: 
Jessica Park
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
I enjoyed the idea of this book and the characters. Jessica Park did a great job of developing each character and their back story. I don't know if it is just me or if anyone else felt this way, but I felt like their were not plot twists or a climax to the story until the very end of the book. I also thought the conversation between Esben and Allison was overdone and really corny. I enjoyed when they first met each other, but after every conversation was too much. Again, I enjoyed the book, but rated it 3 stars. I would have liked more plot twists or changes in pace of the book. The book was hard to read for me because I lost my dad to cancer and this book reminded me of the struggle of cancer. That's not why I gave the book 3 stars, but just what it reminded me of. It is good to see though what cancer patients go through and how each person handles it around them and that it isn't just the person, but their family it affects too.
Rate Your Read: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

"Six Wakes" reviewed by Kate Ramsey on October 19, 2019

Your Name: 
Kate Ramsey
Title: 
Six Wakes
Author: 
Mur Lafferty
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
I can’t remember the last time I stayed up this late reading a book just because I couldn’t put it down. This wasn’t my average type of book to pick up, but I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed it from cover to cover.
Rate Your Read: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

"After" reviewed by Kate Ramsey on October 19, 2019

Your Name: 
Kate Ramsey
Title: 
After
Author: 
Anna Todd
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
This book was so back and forth. I quit reading it half way through, but hate not finishing a book so I went back to finish it. I'm glad I finished reading it, but it definitely frustrated me during the book. The book definitely sucked me in for sure, but the constant betrayal of Tessa's trust and her constantly going back and forth to him made me furious. You would think she would give up on him for being such a jerk to her constantly even from the beginning. The book made me upset because it made it seem okay that he can verbally abuse her over and over again and that she will forgive him every single time. The ending had me so mad! I was more so frustrated at the whole situation of the ending than the actual book itself. Also, the fact that after they "dated" for two months and she moves in with him, ruins her relationship completely with her mom all for Hardin!? I loved that the book sucked me in to its plot, but was frustrated with the plot line. I feel like I am going to finish out the series because I am curious. I rate this book a 3 because I was flustered with the plot, but I was also sucked into the story. It's a love/hate relationship I feel like. I was rooting for Hardin and Tessa the whole time and completely despised Molly.
Rate Your Read: 
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

"Anomalisa" reviewed by Karl on January 4, 2019

Your Name: 
Karl
Title: 
Anomalisa
Author: 
Charlie Kaufman
This is a: 
movie
Your Review: 
A boring movie posing as deep thought. If the point was to feel sympathy for the plight of the main character's life, it failed. Reviews often state that this is a look into a lonely, mundane, and boring life and how it affects this character. The problem with the story is that his life isn't terrible, he is. There are scenes where it did seem that his obnoxious behavior is the reason for everyone deserting him, but they go nowhere and contribute nothing in the end. To paraphrase a line from the movie, there is no lesson here. Don't waste your time with this.
Rate Your Read: 
1
Average: 1 (1 vote)

"Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe for Disaster" reviewed by Phoenix Rayng on March 4, 2018

Your Name: 
Phoenix Rayng
Title: 
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume Two: A Recipe for Disaster
Author: 
Natalie Riess
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
The second volume in this action filled, queer character graphic novel is a perfect ending and second half to the first volume. After Peony is captured by Melonhead we are left wondering where did Melonhead send her? How is Neptuna going to react? What will happen to Space Battle Lunchtime? Not only are all of these questions answered in all the right ways, we get the queer romance we all need and want in the media in the form of a human lesbian and alien lesbian's adorable relationship. The story blesses us with action we didn't get to see enough of in Volume one with a huge action scene. The ending is perfect and leaves us wondering what's next for Peony, Neptuna, and the others from Space Battle Lunchtime.
Rate Your Read: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

"Space Battle Lunchtime Volume One: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!" reviewed by Phoenix Rayng on March 4, 2018

Your Name: 
Phoenix Rayng
Title: 
Space Battle Lunchtime Volume One: Lights, Camera, Snacktion!
Author: 
Natalie Riess
This is a: 
book
Your Review: 
Do you like aliens, queers, and cooking shows? This is the perfect book for you. The first volume of this graphic novel duo about a human girl, Peony, lesbian lizard girl, Neptuna, and an evil (?) melonhead fighting to win an alien cooking show will make it impossible for you to put it down. The story is fresh and very unique, There's not much more I can say without ruining the whole plot. If I've caught your interest so far, I recommend you pick up both volume one and two, because after volume one leaves you on edge, you'll want volume two immediately!
Rate Your Read: 
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

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