Book Review: Winnie Goes Wild! by Laura Owen and Korky Paul

Winnie Goes Wild!. by Laura Owen
Winnie Goes Wild!. by Laura Owen

Lena’s rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Published: March 2013
Copy: Library


In Winnie Goes Wild! Winnie the Witch (who unlike Hermione is not the brightest witch of her age) tries to be a detective, does everything different for a day, wants to drink hot chocolate on a cold freezing day where the moths have eaten all her woollies, and goes lost in the jungle on her way to her sister Wendy’s exotic party. And as always she is accompanied everywhere by her black cat Wilbur.

When I was young my parents enforced a solid witch-disapproving policy that apparently still bears fruit in me today. Continue reading

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February Wrap-up

I didn’t read very much this month. I am in this limbo that occurs everytime one procrastinates on important things, so one doesn’t allow oneself to read books but instead surfs the internet the whole day. Yes, that one. Continue reading

Book Review: The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle

The Giggler Treatment
The Giggler Treatment
Lena’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published: October 2013
Copy: Library


This is a book about a man, who is about to step into poop – but will he or won’t he? You know how adults step into dog poo? That is the Giggler Treatment. The Gigglers punish adults who are mean to kids, and they like to use the dog Rover’s poop to do so (because it’s the best poop around, if you were wondering). Continue reading

Book Review: The Dragonsitter Takes Off by Josh Lacey

Image from Andersen Press.

Image from Andersen Press.


The Dragonsitter Takes Off
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: May 2013
Copy: Library


In The Dragonsitter Takes Off, the second book in the Dragonsitter series (review of the first book), Uncle Morton is on holiday again and Edward and his family look after Ziggy, the dragon, for him. Or they would, if Ziggy didn’t vanish on the first day. When the dragon is found an even bigger surprise awaits. Continue reading

Lena’s January Wrap-Up

Unintentionally, my month was a bit dragon themed. I like that.
After having to correct the number of books on my TBR several times, I started my year with 142 unread books on my shelves and kindle – contrary to what I stated in my 2015 Reading Plans on 04 Jan. As of 31 Jan my TBR is: 136 books (yay for so far reading faster than I am buying books xD). Continue reading

8 Series I Want To Start in 2015

Last week, I looked at all the unfinished series I want to finish in 2015. This week, I look at all the series I haven’t started yet, but totally own – as always, I blame Amazon and all you lovely book reviewers for tempting my purse. I will spare you the extent of my shiny collection (ok, 29), because it is vast enough to give me nightmares. Instead, let me tell you about the eight series that I wish to start this year. Continue reading

Book Review: The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey

The Dragonsitter The Dragonsitter
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: May 2012
Copy: Library


Edward’s only slightly unreliable Uncle Morton has gone on holiday and Edward, his mother and his sister have to watch after his dragon and, inexplicably, things don’t go too well. Looking after a dragon is not that easy as it turns out! And Uncle Morton isn’t helping by not answering any of Edward’s mails. It all wouldn’t be so bad if the dragon stopped ravaging the kitchen cabinets and fridge. And curtains. And the carpet. And the neighbour’s cats? Continue reading