I‘m going to attempt to work through some of the audiobooks I have stashed on libro.fm through it‘s wonderful Librarian ALC program. First up is this, which I did not realize was the second book in the series. However, at least at this point, I don‘t think reading the first book is necessary. #NationalAudiobookMonth
Did I just read all of these in two days for class? Yes. Yes, I did. The ones I am analyzing:
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong‘o 👑
The Other Side & Each Kindess by Jacqueline Woodson
Zonia‘s Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal
Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry
Exclamation Mark! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld
I recommend all of them. They are amazing.
Edit: Of course, Sulwe got cut off since it was on top. Sigh.
The rare book that talks about neurodivergence and neurodiversity from the perspective of the person living it, Fifty-Four Things is an absolute eye-opener. Gwendolyn is a wonderful protagonist and though some children that read it won‘t pick up on the struggles/perspective of Gwendolyn‘s mom, it is still such an important read.
Oh, and I am totally imagining that Mr. Olsen and Hayley were fired at some point after the end.
This is a brutal, horrific, and necessary read, especially with the war, atrocities, and crimes the Russian government and its military are inflicting on its own people and the Ukraine. Putin and his ilk should have been tried for war crimes years ago. May he receive an ignoble, anonymous death, which is still not nearly fitting enough for the lives he‘s destroyed.
The first of two books tells the story of Shaka, the 18th-Century founder of the Zulu Kingdom, which, by the way, still exists within South Africa. This is a fantastic adaptation that has piqued my curiosity for more Zulu, South African, and African stories. My one issue is that the font is too small, therefor hard to read. My nose was literally stuck in the book, haha!
All the books I finished (+ one started) during #24in48. Read for a total of 11 hours and 3 minutes. Considering I only read for about three hours during the last ‘thon, I‘d say this is an improvement. My goal for next January will be 16+ hours. Can‘t wait! If anyone knows of any other readathons or challenges (aside from 24in48 and Dewey‘s), please let me know. These are a blast!
I have so many tchotchkes on my shelves (which aren‘t in any kind of order right now) from Obvious State, giveaways, etc. My favorites, though, are probably the ones printed from my library‘s 3D printer (Darth Vader, the dinosaur, the Elder Wand, and the two Thinkers). #24in48
Finished R is for Rocket. Switching mediums up by listening to an audiobook - Heart Berries by Terese Mailhot. I‘ll admit to backburnering this because I received a copy around the time the Sherman Alexie sexual harassment allegations came out (he wrote the introduction). Onward, I go! #24in48
Paula Danzinger‘s Remember Me to Harold Square sucked me in when I was in eighth grade because I related to Kendra so. damn. much. Messy teenager? Yes. Wanderlust? Yes. First crushes? Oh, yes. New York City adventure? Mmmhm. There‘s something so casual and wonderful about this book and its sequel, both of which I cherish deeply.
My middle grade TBR for this evening is Mya‘s Strategy to Save The World! Can‘t wait! #24in48
I am having a myriad of reactions as I read through this book on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The sentimental, but sexist dedication note. Realizing that these stories were written before the peak of the Space Race. The due date card a reminder of a library system sadly gone. This book, dedication note aside, is great in so many ways. #24in48
Honestly, I haven't listened to an audiobook in about a year. In the past, I've used the cloudLibrary offered by my local library, though I have used Audible, LibriVox, libro.fm, & listen on CDs. With libraries, there's a hullabaloo going on there since publishers are changing purchasing/licensing policies, making it MORE expensive for places already very underfunded. 😡
Favorite audiobook? Good Omens (Colin Morgan as Newt 😍 😍 😍)!
Woof, this was a tough book to get through because it was so disappointing. One of my middle school patrons LOVES this series so I moved it up on my TBR. Sadly, I found it very shallow, too much action, not enough character development, and a trite writing style.
I‘m book tracking with the Bookly app for this #24in48. It‘s great! Wish I could get the infographic, but my app keeps crashing. :( @24in48
Girls. Playing. Baseball. YES!!! @24in48