My own weekly meme where I keep track of books I’ve read, books I’ve had to put aside, and books I’ve reviewed for the past week.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy (illustrations by Carson Ellis) – The best thing I could say about this book is that, for all the slight variations it provides, Wildwood reminds me of about sixty other children’s books I’ve read and enjoyed. Sadly this meant that as I neared pg. 100, I realized that I was relentlessly comparing this book to those other sixty and finding it a bit lacking. And that was when I decided to just call the whole thing off.
Were this a Decemberists’ album, I would simply pick and choose the parts I wanted to listen to and I would have had a great time. I do wish I could bring myself to hang in there because I know there were items as well as creatures of interest and I really do like the Decemberists, but at the moment I’d rather move on to something that will either surprise or delight me.