This is a beautiful book, in both words and illustrations. I expected it to be a pretty text-heavy picture book, but it definitely wasn't. You could tell each word was chosen with care, and they're so powerful. The illustrations evoke such an atmosphere. What did you think, @BucklingBookshelves ? #buddyread
Page 186. I like this Rabbit motif that keeps showing up. It applies to our boring lives here on Earth, as well as a girl on a distant planet surrounded by the Collective. Life is a journey, and you only know what's out there if you try. #buddyread @BucklingBookshelves
So, so obvious when she says it like that. But how often do we think about it like that? That's certainly not the prevalent view in our culture, although I know there are efforts being made to change that. A brain is not as easily understood or treated as a broken bone, but it is treatable!
God bless Nevaeh! What a good friend she was through this whole book. Amazingly tuned in to what Della needs. How do I raise my kids to be this compassionate of a friend?? #buddyread
I was a teacher for ten years. It breaks my heart to think about all the little cries for help that I surely missed. Hopefully, none of my students went through what Della is, but I know there must have been things like this that I missed. (Page 11) #buddyread
Here's the quote I marked, @BucklingBookshelves . Thought-provoking!
I really enjoyed the unique setting of this book. I often pay attention to the cover of a book, but they don't usually influence me the way the cover of this one did. I could imagine the city so easily. I liked the message the book conveyed, and Pong and Somkit's relationship was fun and sweet. There were some pacing issues that means this book was not a home run for me, but I enjoyed it overall.
Wow. I am so grateful to the Newbery committee for picking this as an Honor book this year, because I would never have picked it up otherwise. This is one of those stories where truth is more incredible than fiction. Everyone needs to know about this rescue! Read this book!
(I finally finished, @BucklingBookshelves !) #buddyread
My hold came in, @BucklingBookshelves ! I'm ready to start whenever you are! 😃
What a powerful book this was, and what an incredible true story! How hard that must have been to always feel that your family could be torn away from you at any moment. What did you think, @BucklingBookshelves ? #buddyread
Here's how my #bookspinbingo card looks! The empty spots are free spaces. The tagged book is my actual #bookspin - which is the one book I know I'll read this month because it's my book club book! 😄
Someone in the bookstore was having a bit of fun. 😄
#cleartheshelf Day 17 - 112 pages read
Guys, I did it! I read all five books on my shelf by the end of May. Even with one day to spare! And now I'm off to pre-order the third book in this series because it's so good!
Total - 1,692/1,692 pages
5/5 books 😁
Here's my June #bookspin list. My first time! I'm in the mood for uplifting, happy-ending-guaranteed Christian fiction, so I raided my shelves. I'm hoping to get to a #doublespin and hopefully more in June!
#cleartheshelf Day 13 - 107 pages read
I'm enjoying getting back into this world. A Winter's Promise was my book from my first #page1books subscription box, and I liked it so much, I immediately ordered the sequel. Such an interesting world!
Total - 1,356/1,692 pages
#cleartheshelf Day 12 - 97 pages read
This was the perfect end to a very warm Memorial Day!
Total - 1,249/1,692 pages
#cleartheshelf Day 8 - 96 pages read
Geez, the heartbreak in this book! About 20 pages to finish this one up. I'm looking forward to a much lighter read next!
Total - 853/1,692 pages
#cleartheshelf Day 7 - 104 pages read
The margins in this book seem strangely narrow to me and the lines are close together, like they were trying to cram as many words as they could on a page. It would have been fine by me to have more pages so that everything could be easier to read! 🤷♀️
Total - 757/1,692 pages
All the stars! Isaac (a 7-year-old with autism) and his mom Hana are escaping an abusive relationship. They stay with Hana's sister for the summer. The pastor of their church just happens to be single... This isn't your typical fluffy Christian fiction. This is Christian fiction with meat on its bones. This book shows both the reality of our messy human relationships and the unconditional love of God. It is an absolutely wonderful read.
#cleartheshelf Day 4 - 77 pages read
I'm enjoying this book, but it probably isn't the best choice for a quick read. Glad I banked some pages in my first few days!
Total - 501/1,692 pages
#cleartheshelf Day 3 - 134 pages read
I finished The Other Einstein this morning. It got rather depressing at the end, but it was a fascinating story. I started the tagged book this afternoon. It's unsurprisingly a slower read, so we'll see if I can keep up my goal of 100 pages a day!
Total - 424/1,692 pages