Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sugar Gliders by David E. Boruchowitz

Sugar Gliders by David E. Boruchowitz is a quick and easy to read overview of owning sugar gliders. It covers what makes gliders a great pet, what everyday life with gliders is like, feeding them, keeping them (and their cage) neat, health, and behavior. Having just adopted a pair of sugar gliders, I’ve done tons of research, so most of what was covered in the book I already knew. It is always nice to have confirmation that I’m on the right track, though, so I am glad I read it. It didn’t go much into the very important how to’s of bonding, though, so that is a drawback to the book. I highly recommend this book as a place to start for anyone thinking of adopted (at least two) sugar gliders.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 46
Pages Read in 2016: 11,553
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The Maze of the Beast by Emily Rodda

Lief, Barda, and Jasmine realize they are being hunted by Ols looking for a man, a boy, and a wild girl accompanied by a black bird and so must split up. Jasmine heads off on her own (with Filli and Kree of course) while Lief and Barda are joined by the mysterious boy Dain. After being attacked by pirates, the companions find themselves in a terrifying maze, the domain of the disgusting Glus, and no idea just where to find the sixth gem.

This sixth Deltora Quest book left me wondering if the three beloved characters would find the gem and escape right until the very end (though with two more books the answer should have been obvious). As usual, I wholeheartedly recommend The Maze of the Beast and the entire Deltora Quest series (which must be read in order) to people of all ages. It truly makes a wonderful family read aloud.

5 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2016: 45
Pages Read in 2016: 11,442
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