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Ruth Plumly Thompson – Kabumpo in Oz [REVIEW]

Title: Kabumpo in Oz

Author: Ruth Plumly Thompson

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 116

Rating: 3/5

This was easily the least enjoyable Oz book for me, but for a very specific reason. The copy that I picked up was a low quality public domain print that had tiny print and a ton of errors. It’s not what I was expecting when I bought it.

The actual story was okay, but I’ve also read better, especially this far into the Oz series. There were some fun ideas and a ton of great wordplay though, so there’s that. But by this point, I’m really only reading for the sake of it.

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R. L. Stine – The Scream of the Haunted Mask [REVIEW]

Title: The Scream of the Haunted Mask

Author: R. L. Stine

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 150

Rating: 3.5/5

Perhaps it’s just the fact that I came to this as an adult and not as a kid, but I didn’t think this quite had the same magic that the original Haunted Mask book had. That’s not to say that it isn’t pretty good, it’s just it’s different.

Still, I did quite like that there was a character called Sabrina in it because that reminded me of my friend, and I also liked the short that was at the end and which took place in HorrorLand. That left me glad that this book exists and happy that I picked it up from a charity shop, but I can’t pretend that it was mind-blowing. It was just all right, and that’s fine.

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