Book Review: A Tale Dark and Grimm
A Tale Dark and Grimm is a dark, dark retelling of a handful of fairy tales. Not for the faint of heart. Some readers will pull more from this creepy book than others. Read-alikes: The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird by Vivian Vande Velde
Book Review: Doodleday
Harvey’s mom tries to tell him about Doodleday, but he doesn’t listen. Soon, his drawings are coming to life, and mom’s nowhere to be found! Harvey draws more and more, trying to get rid of everything… but as you can imagine, things get out of hand pretty quickly.
Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry...– Jasper Fforde, First Among Sequels (via libraryland)
novanovanova-deactivated2011102 asked: i wanted to give you the heads up on a pretty fantastic book coming out this october- it's called "The Apothecary", by Maile Meloy. it's a children's/YA book, i thought, though it can certainly appeal to other ages. the characters are believable and the plot really sucks you in, as cliche a phrase as that might be.
i grabbed it through an early review...
i grabbed it through an early review...
Haven’t had any book list requests lately. Need to just come up with some random categories and post some on mah own!
book review: real mermaids don't wear toe rings
Freak of nature takes on a whole new meaning… If she hadn’t been so clueless, she might have seen it coming. But really, who expects to get into a relaxing bathtub after a stressful day of shopping for tankinis and come out with scales and a tail? Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Ever. Jade soon discovers she inherited her mermaid tendencies from her mom. But if Mom was a mermaid,...
book review: guys read: funny business
A hilarious collection of stories from some of your favorite authors - don’t miss out on this one. My personal favorite is the story by Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka - a series of letters between a favorite author, and a kid looking to get his homework done quickly and easily.
currently reading (or: reasons why i'm not...
for work: the limit by kristen landon as easy as falling off the face of the earth by lynne rae perkins (re-read) advance review copies: imaginary girls by nova ren suma the meowmorphisis by coleridge cook the name of the star by maureen johnson audiobooks: the knife of never letting go by patrick ness (re-read) for me & me alone: ella minnow pea by mark dunn kraken by wendy williams...
upcoming reviews (as you can see i'm far behind)
recently finished and on the review docket: belly up by stuart gibbs hit list by laurell k. hamilton a game of thrones by george r. r. martin in a heartbeat by loretta ellsworth finished this year & on the review docket: stolen by lucy christopher dash and lily’s book of dares by rachel cohn girl parts by john cusick room by emma donoghue bossypants by tina fey one of our thursdays is...
book review: how to teach a slug to read
Have you ever seen a slug in your backyard or garden? If so, you may have wondered — “how on earth would I go about teaching this slug to read, if it asked me? I don’t know the first thing about teaching a slug to read!” Well, never fear — this wonderful, instructional book will tell you everything you need to know about teaching slugs the wonderful art of...
book review: rage
Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was … different. That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of...
book review: countdown
The year is 1962, and the words on every American’s lips are nuclear warfare. For Franny Chapman, fear of destruction by the Russians is just one of her many fears. Why is her best friend Margie no longer acting like a best friend? Why is Uncle Otts so crazy… and is she a bad person for being embarrassed by him? Will Chris Cavas across the street ever pay attention to her as a girl? Who is...
book review: refresh, refresh
Cody, Josh, and Jordan’s fathers have all been shipped to Iraq. With no father figures in their homes, the boys start a wrestling group in one of their backyards, sneak into bars to drink, smoke, and pick up older women – but none of these ‘manly’ activities make the boys feel any closer to their father. Each boy spends a good portion of each day at their e-mail inboxes, clicking refresh over and...