Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, by Jennifer Allison [Visual Review]

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Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, by Jennifer Allison, has been on my TBR list for a while now. I finally started reading it a few days ago, and was really glad I did. I loved this book! Gilda is such a fun, quirky character.

I also recently stumbled on Austin Kleon’s blog and started reading about visual note-taking, which lead me to look at sketchnoting. It looked like a lot of fun, so I thought I’d give it a try by doing a visual review.

One caveat: I was already near the end of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator when I started doodling this. So a lot of my notes are from the end of the book.

It was an interesting experiment, and I’ll probably do it again with the next book I read. I certainly had a lot of fun! My favorite part was capturing quotes that I liked, something I’ve never done before while reading. Interestingly, it didn’t disrupt the flow of my reading.

More about Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator:

Ever since her father died, quirky Gilda Joyce has been working hard to sharpen her psychic skills. She’s determined to communicate with spirits from the Other Side and become a crack investigator of spooky, twisted mysteries. After wrangling an invitation to visit relatives in San Francisco, Gilda discovers that her dreary, tight-lipped uncle and his strange, delicate daughter need her help to uncover the terrible family secret that has a tortured ghost stalking their home. From poignant to hair-raising and hilarious, this is a behind-the-scenes, tell-all account of the very first case in the illustrious career of Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator.

10 thoughts on “Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator, by Jennifer Allison [Visual Review]

  1. Ella

    Hi Bella, I’m so glad you shared. I want to write YA fiction; so I need to read more. I found Austin’s blog not long ago; I find his take on things refreshing. I do write down key words and combos I like, but doodle while reading…no. I think I will try it! This book sounds fun; my cup of tea~ Thanks for sharing, I’m glad I stopped by today.

  2. J. D. Montague

    I absolutely ADORE this, Belle. You truly should do more visual reviews. 😀

    And by the way, I just realized that’s the first time I’ve seen your handwriting…I really like it, so neat and uniform, with a dash of style.

  3. Corie Mooday

    I just read this book and it was so hard to put down and stop reading. I finished it within two days because it was so intriguing to find out what happens in the end. I would reccommend this book to all ages!!!!^__^


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