@Trashcanman I will have you know I have been having a twitter conversation with they author and it‘s all your fault. It‘s been really interesting.
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So I have been tagged by about 20 people to participate in this challenge. It's my own fault since I am the #coverlove girl. So I am not sticking to 7, but to one for every person who tagged me. Sorry I don't remember who it all was, and I admit to being to lazy to go look. @Jennifer88 had the first day and I posted Across the Universe.
Book 2 is the paper back edition of the ragged book. The hardcover cover sucked.
I loved the Revenge of the Sisterhood series by Fern Michaels. I have never read the spin off series Men of the Sisterhood. However, Kingston Publishing is giving us all a chance to win the sequel series and a Vera Bradley Bag.
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I am 6 pages in and completely in love already. For my Nerd Friends our there, remember in the Labyrinth where the goblins are watching/listening to Sarah and having private conversations with each other awaiting the right words. That is what this story reminds me off, at least for the first bit.
Not book related but I had to share. It‘s been a busy weekend because this was the first time we have seen these little monsters in 3 years. It was a pretty nasty divorce , but we finally convinced my broS ex that we deserve to see the kids. Pictured are ➡️ Jace (5yo named after the Mortal Instruments), Grams )(my mom), and Jaxon (named ofter steel Magnolias. )
Got my swap books ordered. And a few for myself. Not many really but a few. I was staying in budget.
If you are a Downton Abbey Fan, see the movie. It was perfect.
Take a guess at what I‘m seeing. They are doing a special early screening.
I feel this book has been over hyped. For a while there every October people pulled it‘s dark pages out and said it was the haunted house book middle graders are craving. I heard everything from a middle grade version of House on Haunted Hill, to a shorter version of Rose Madder. Ummmmmm, I think not. To me this feels more like Flowers in the Attic by way of Brian Selznick without the incest.
Be still my ever lovin‘ child's heart. This book took me back to my freaked out happy childhood place where the Skeskies were crazy scary looking villains, and Gelflings were the heroes to save the world. This is a prequel series to the original 80‘s Jim Hensen masterpiece the Dark Crystal. I put off reading it because I didn‘t want my childhood memories ruined. They are happily intact and I am extremely glad I have books 2, 3, and 4 on hand
I like this book. I know some don't, but I don‘t understand why. It is a primer on women around the world who have done amazing things, and helped make our world a better place. Some are artists, athletes, teachers, doctors etc. All had to overcome someone saying no. They persisted. And while some names like Malala, Rowling, and Curie, there are women who have not appeared in other books for children.
The rhymes in this book flow with a near perfect cadence. Pip-pip is scared. He is worried about the water. He is worried he might drown, might get eaten, might get cold, etc. But with some convincing from his parents, he will find his bravery and learn to jump. This book is better read aloud.
This was so much fun. Brother pig is determined to fly. And he tries almost everything, cardboard wings, fans, balloons, kites, etc. With no luck. And just when he is about to give up, is sister comes up with a brilliant plan. This book was simple, but fun. It would make a great storytime read.
I really wanted to like this book. The ending made up for a beginning I hate. The beginning says that there are rules to dressing that girls need to find their own ways to “adhere” to. And then the next few pages are about wearing white or wearing a dress. I think it would have been better to explain while certain things are standard or considered proper than saying you must obey some arbitrary rule.
This book was lovely, and I am in love with the illustrations. Hector is the old bear and Hummingbird is the hyperactive kid that doesn‘t give the old man any peace and quiet. You have seen stories like this told over and over and they are classic. It could be Dennis the Menace, or the animated dogs from the Looney Tunes cartoon. This classic story is told in a new way, with a much nicer outcome. Plus the ILLUSTRATIONS!
This is a sweet story. Instead of a man in the moon, there is a rabbit in the moon who helps light up the night with stars and grant wishes. Rabbits wish is for new friends, and he makes his wishes come true. But the night sky is not lighting up any more and Rabbit has to go home, but he finds a way to maintain his friendships.
This would be a cute book for story time. It starts by saying monsters do something, like eating snacks and then asks the reader to guess what snack they eat. The story continues that was with the monster doing things that seem funny to humans, until the potty question comes up, then it aligns to what we teach most kids. This book was fun and I know the kids will love it.
This is a wonderful story that was touched by a master illustrator. Blip has always been plugged in and they love it. Until the day of the black out and Blip actually has to go outside and learns of the wonders that match her computer, if not surpass it. This is a great allegory for kids with too much screen time.
This is a graphic memoir about one girls dream to dance. Unlike what a reader expects, this does not show a dancer who starts out young and becomes the best ever, youngest ever, prima ballerina, but a real story about someone who tried. They never failed, but they did try. And they still love to dance. It intermixes the dance with stories of amazing choreographers, and a little girl living though her parents divorce.
Overall I really enjoyed this story and learned quite a bit. There are parts that are a bit confusing, but I think that is from taking a long and varied history and converting it to graphic novel form. I think this book isn‘t only interesting to read, but to discuss. I think it should appear on banned book lists, even if it itself has not been banned. It opens up a wider discussion on why people and governments police what others read.
This is a collection of the Snug Harbor Stories that are syndicated in various newspapers and other outlets. I love this group. They are witty, but still have touching moments and sections you want to hang on the fridge. Kids and adults alike can enjoy this collection.