You know how I was obsessed with Diana Wynne Jones and determined to read everything she‘d ever written?
Yeah that‘s still a thing lol
I LOVED THIS, it really makes me want to start writing again!!
It‘s a beautiful day for a new library card! 🤗
The Central Library in LA is beautiful! Gonna try and get a card here if I can 😍✨
I took out over 15 graphic novels from the library a few weeks ago, but with CHLA I got a little behind and now I‘m trying to finish reading them on the car ride back to the library 😂 (Loved this one by the way, the best art of the bunch!! So beautiful!!)
The trailer had caught me in an itchy curiosity, n then i‘d ended up @ the library grabbing a haul of GN for GNAB prep, and I thought, why not? If it‘s being added to this many book clubs, there‘s gotta be a reason!
Oh boy, was there! I am swelling with awe at how fun, well written and captivating this was! Books written in correspondence are hard! Keeping this many characters stay in line?? I mean shit as a reader and a writer i am in love!
It started a little bit rushed and cheesy, but I think that might have been because there aren‘t very many chances for a Queer Hispanic Hero to not only be the lead but to be supported by so many strong women of color like her.
I‘m really enjoying this series as it slows and lets itself play out. will be putting this in as many libraries as I can haha!
Fast paced and beautifully illustrated!
Space Boy really throws you in to the plot, and I‘m not mad about it! While I would have loved to see more of Amy‘s life in space it was really great watching her in the whirlwind of adjustment.
Pumped for #2 !
I have been trying to find a copy of this for months !!! No one had it anywhere in California but luckily out here in NY the libraries are a bit more DWJones friendly!!!
I read it all within the last 6 hours and i loved it! I think I still favor the first book, but i‘m rearing to go on #3!!
I can‘t wait to see these characters grow and looking forward to the ways DWJones folds magic into Dalemark like Libby Beer herself
I‘m caught up to the latest! I 💕 Shuri, and I really liked that she wasnt pressured, she was convinced.
1 thing that did bother me was some neg comments about Stark “saving the day” instead of an African character. I can see why that would feel like white saviorship but it drives me a little crazy that they almost didnt notice the teamups with Storm and Mansa and Ikoko? There was more than one person helping, stark was just one of the squad
“Kazuls not my dragon” Cimorene said sharply. “I‘m her princess. You‘ll never have any luck dealing with dragons if you don‘t get these things straight.”
I choose Cimorene from the Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede!
I adore Cinorene for the following reasons
1) she is a no nonsense type of gal
2) she is always prepared to melt, fight, or diplomatically resolve any issue
3) The power of her manners could kill a man
I will admit i wasn‘t sure at first. I spent a good chunk of the beginning trying to feel out the protagonist but as things progressed I realized I was seeing a dynamic main character making her way through the story and I‘m glad that she wasn‘t perfectly capable from the get go. I mean sure the karate bit was strong to start with, but who cares? She was badass and and I enjoyed every moment that she kicked ass. Also it was real frickin cute.
Sometimes your cat is asleep on your bed and you just cant bring yourself to disturb the smelly little thing so you sit on the guest bed instead.
I'll be posting my review of Plaid and Plagiarism soon, but right now I want to test the waters with this strange find. I'll be honest, it was the evil duck that sold me
Had to put down Avalon High, I just can't handle those 2000's protags anymore. But i'm pumped for my next one! Let's cross our fingers!
If you ever want the satisfying adventure of running away to be a most fearsome and respected pirate, then this is your tale! I loved the world that was built, I adored the use of letters and gossip columns and what have I ever done without a good gargoyle? Truly a fun read! ✨🗡
Alright I accidentally fell into rereading the whole series instead of just one. But how could one resist a book about being a dragons princess, discovering and unraveling wizards plots, and using dumb men's assumptions about women against them?
Not to mention Kazul's library! Talk about dream collections!
Slowly gathering up my scattered books. This cover is one of my favorites in my King Arthur collection.
I adored it! I promised to a lovely crush that I would read if they read my book of choice and it turned out great
It was sweet and funny and honestly Olive made me laugh as much as she made me want to punch her hahaha
Ella is smart, resourceful and makes me want to learn every language on the off chance it means i can escape and trick ogres!
I will be picking up the next one soon and I'll be excited to see the expanse of this universe!
Trying to find more information about the beasties in Sinbad !
T.H.White don't let me down.
Patricia Wrede has created and mastered one of my new favorite tropes; collecting every character for the finale to create utter chaos that out protagonists have to sort through and resolve. I love it, it's ridiculous and hilarious
So, I know I'm supposed to be reading Gentleman's Guide, but I was at the library with a cute girl and she was so excited! How could I say no?
Regardless of how I found it, I really liked this book! It had everything I love: magic, cool girls, and an unapologetic genius! If I had found it in middle school, I would have been obsessed. Hale has a way with description I can't explain. Mystical, beautiful, fullfilling. Will be reading Goose Girl!
I was absolutely struck by this book! Just like all of pullman's other stories I was pulled through into another world and i still can't let go after having finished. I knew I loved lyra, I didn't know just how much until I read through and felt as strongly as our protag did. I would still love to see Alice bring in a bigger roll than nurse n i desperately want to know how they will connect with The Golden Compass, but I'll just have to be patient
Library haul!! I hope I actually get to read these before I take off to the conference this weekend!