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Since I was a little girl, I have loved the idea of mermaids whether it was watching them in a movie (can we say Splash or The Little Mermaid?), Jacket.aspxhaving mermaid hair, or playing mermaids with friends in the pool. Needless to say, I would have loved The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler (and series) when I was in upper elementary and middle school.

It was a fun, captivating read–it is about a 7th grade girl who finds out she’s half-mermaid. I mean, c’mon, that’s pretty cool.

Overall, I enjoyed the book. It’s a fun story, but the ending resolution came awfully quick. After painting Neptune, the king of the merpeople, as a hard, heartless man–I mean, merman he was very quick to have a change of heart. Too quick, in my opinion.

Other than that it was fun. I’d read the other books in the series just to see what happens to the Windsnap family.

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Last week was a busy week for reading. I started four books and finished three (yeah!). It was great to actually have the time to read and not fit it in around my son’s feedings (which is when I usually read). I did have a late night or two finishing upĀ  a book, but I absolutely love that feeling of letting go of the chaos and lists to just read.

Ah, refreshing.

It also helps that I enjoyed the books I read. Reviews to come soon, but here’s what I read:

The Glass of Time: A Novel, by Michael Cox

The Tail of Emily Windsnap, by Liz Kessler

The Undomestic Goddess, by Sophie Kinsella

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