Audiobook Review: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and Narrated by Anne Hathaway #Audiobook #BookReview #Fantasy #Childrensbooks #Classics #Bookblogger

When Dorothy and her little dog Toto are caught in a tornado, they and their Kansas farmhouse are suddenly transported to Oz, where Munchkins live, monkeys fly and Wicked Witches rule.

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Review: The Little Witch by Otfried Preußler #Fantasy #Childrens #BookReview #Bookblogger

The little witch was only a hundred and twenty-seven years old.

That’s not at all old for a witch. She spent about six hours a day doing exercises in witchcraft, but she couldn´t get her spells right. Then she got into deep disgrace at the Walpurgis Night party. She was given a year to make herself into a good witch or be expelled. So many strange and funny things happened to her that year, she began to wonder if she would ever pass the final test.  (Goodreads)

Medium: Paperback
Page Count: 124 pages
Publisher: Thienemann Verlag
Publication Date: September 1st, 2001 (First published in 1957)
Language: English
ISBN: 3522174399

I bet many must have read this book when they were little, but surprise, surprise; this is the first time I’ve read this book. And guess what? I absolutely loved this book!! How could I have missed this book as a child? Why didn’t my parents let me read this book? I am 100% sure my child self would have adored this book as much as I do now!

This book follows the growth of the little Witch. In the beginning, she is belittled and underestimated by other big Witches for being so young (127 years old seems to be quite young for a Witch) and unexperienced, and I must say that was true – she couldn’t even succeed in casting a simple spell.

However, she was caught red-handed when she was having the fun of her life at Walpurgis Night, where young witches are prohibited from attending – and she is tasked to prove herself as a good witch precisely one year later at the Witches’ Council.
Since then, the little Witch works so hard to be a good witch with the help and moral guidance from a wise raven, Abraxas and grows to be a compassionate, truly a good witch.

I loved the two main characters – the Little Witch and her buddy raven, Abraxas. The little Witch is initially cunning and a bit spiteful – not a quality you’d associate with a good witch, but then Abraxas instills some moral lessons into the little Witch and guides her into the right path to be a good witch.
I absolutely adored the process of her growth; it was a sheer delight to see how far she’s come and this book is literally brimmed with wit and magic, not to mention loads of good moral lessons such as altruism, empathy, and compassion to name a few.
The dynamics between Abraxas and the little Witch are brilliantly executed and the writing is simple enough for kids to follow yet it doesn’t come across cheap or lacking in delivery. There’s literally nothing I can fault about this book!

I am now interested in reading more from the author. What shall I read next?

The Little Witch is a whimsical, enchanting, and magical read perfect for this time of year (it’s October by the way). It’s got only 128 pages so you can fly through this book in no time.
That being said though, I bet this book will put a smile as big as the size of Texas on your face when you close the book. This book really touches your heart. I highly recommend this book not only to kids but to adults as well. 

Review: Mumbo Gumbo Murder by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran @dollycas #BookReview #Cozymystery #Bookblogger #Booktours

Hello, bookworms! Welcome to my blog stop for Mumbo Gumbo Murder book blog tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Blog Tours.

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Review: The Devil’s Apprentice by Kenneth B. Anderson #YA #Fantasy #BookReview #Bookblogger

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir.

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Audiobook Review: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman #Fantasy #Childrens #BookReview #Bookblogger

You know what it’s like when your mum goes away on a business trip and Dad’s in charge.

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#Reading Journals: October 10th, 2019

Hello, bookworms!
As you can tell (perhaps), my stress simmered down and now I’m back to blogging. Thanks so much for kind comments and messages of concern, I really appreciate your support ❤

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Review: The Awful Truth About the Sushing Prize by Marco Ocram #satire #CrimeFiction #Detectivemystery #BookReview #Bookblogger

Should I tell him about Sushing or play dumb?

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#Reading Journals: October 8th, 2019

Hello, bookworms!
Boy, it’s been crazy-hectic since the start of the month and once again, I’m mentally drained and overwhelmed a bit at the moment.
I am really sorry for not being able to blog-hop as much as I would have liked (I even thought of taking a break again), but I hope I can catch up this weekend!

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Review: Someone We Know by Shari Lapena #Mystery #Thrillers #BookReview #Bookblogger

Maybe you don’t know your neighbors as well as you thought you did …

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