The Perfect Poo: A Fiery Fecal Romance by M.J. Edwards

The Perfect Poo: A Fiery Fecal Romance

The Perfect Poo: A Fiery Fecal Romance by M.J. Edwards
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I got this as a freebie through Kindle Unlimited. It made sense to me up until about halfway through. I thought that was the end. Oh, noooo, it got weird. Then weirder. Then it started to almost make sense again. And then strange again.

I don’t know that I would recommend this to anyone, but after the first half of the book, I was invested. I needed to finish it.

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When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

When No One Is Watching

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up for a city wide bookclub.

The first half to three-quarters of the book was slow, but needed to set up the story, making me wonder why it was tagged as a thriller. The story took a hard turn during the last few chapters, clarifying why it was a thriller.

I enjoyed the book, but wish it had moved along more quickly. I would have rated it a 5 if it was a little more consistent throughout the book.

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Renegade Rule by Ben Kahn

Renegade Rule

Renegade Rule by Ben Kahn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up for a bookclub read.

I enjoyed this story and loved how it flipped back and forth between real life and the game the characters were playing. I covered a variety of topics quickly and easily but didn’t dwell on the problems so they were not as depressing as they could have been.

It was a quick read and I would recommend it to those who like light adventure and graphic novels.

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Neighborhood group participation project

The city decided to redo the sidewalks. We got notified by a sidewalk full of “no parking” signs. The signs were put on the odd side of the street with the next day’s date through that Friday, with a note that there is no parking on the even side of the street. On the even side of the street, there were some more signs telling us not to park within twenty feet an address on the even side.

I called the number on the signs, asking for clarification. The work was going to be done on the odd side of the street and they were going to send someone over to fix the signs. Great.

After they changed the signs, I went outside to see what was done. They changed the signs, but this time, it showed addresses two blocks over, and the signs in front of the house on the even side of the street had been spaced out all along the block, instead of just in front of the one house that needed attention.

I saw two of my neighbors outside looking at the signs. They gathered up the signs on the even side of the street and put them near the house where the address was noted.

The day that they were supposed to start the work, no one showed up. They came and changed the signs to reflect the correct addresses. The next day, they did the work on the house on the even side of the street, but nothing on the odd side.

Four days later, the signs were changed to tell us to not park on the odd side of the street for another week. Great. I called again to find out when they were planning on starting. “Whenever we get someone out there.”

It took another 3 weeks of not parking on the odd side of the street before they began the sidewalk work. The work itself took one afternoon and the next morning. Then a few of the parking spots were blocked off to allow for cement drying. The signs were not removed for another week, and only after my neighbors went and moved all of the signs in front of the original house on the even side of the street.

Now, if we could only get someone out to deal with the tree that is now falling over because they cut the roots when they redid the sidewalks. Three neighbors have already called about it, and all the city has done is put caution tape around it. It takes a village, but apparently not a city, to get things done.

The Octo-Bunch *Around the World* by Smadar Elul

The Octo-Bunch *Around the World*

The Octo-Bunch *Around the World* by Smadar Elul
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book for free in order to write an honest review.

This is a cute book about various sites of the world. The illustrations are important here, and they do a good job explaining the text.

This book seems to be more appropriate for an older child, since a younger child won’t be able to grasp the concept of geography and the different sites around the world.

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Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Carrie Soto Is Back

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I picked this up because I enjoyed the author’s other books. I had high hopes for this book.

I really enjoyed the book, but it didn’t have as in-depth characters as the other books that I have read, so I was a little disappointed. It was a nice book but I found myself rooting against the main character at various points of her story. I wanted to see her fail because of her arrogance. It kept me intrigued for the majority of the book, though.

I would recommend this book to those who enjoyed the author’s other books, and to those who like historical fiction.

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