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New Releases: Books Published August 22, 2017 for Children + Teens

Another Tuesday, another round of new releases! Here are brief blurbs about some of my new favorite children’s picture books, middle grade novels, and teen reads that released today. Continue reading

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Book Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia by Sherry Thomas

Charlotte Holmes is back in a second adventure involving murder, family, and a decade-old cipher. Still employing the ruse of the “invalid brother,” Sherlock Holmes, Charlotte finds herself investigating on behalf of the wife of the man she may possibly love while fielding a marriage proposal from that very man’s brother. It will take all of Charlotte’s sensible and analytical mind to see through her own surprising feelings as the web of Moriarty, and the involvement of a surprising member of her family, grows clearer. Continue reading

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Charlotte Holmes helps the police solve murders under the name Sherlock Holmes. When she becomes a social outcast due to a deflowering gone wrong, she relies on her wits, and a few chance encounters, to land on her feet, all while trying to clear the names of her father and sister who are somehow both implicated in a trio of seemingly unconnected and unexpected deaths. Sensible and analytical to a fault, yet not unaffected by the pull of heartstrings, Charlotte Holmes is a lively and witty new addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon. Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme … Continue reading

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This week, I received:  I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gangby Leonce Gaiter9780615490106, Legba Books, $10.99 Judge Isaac C. Parker’s judicial tyranny over the entire 74,000-square-mile Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the multi-racial, … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: … Continue reading

Christmas Picture Book Round-Up

A round-up of new Christmas-themed books out this Fall 2011. ‘Tis the season, after all. The Third Giftby Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline9780547201955, Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), $16.99 From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season. The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures … Continue reading

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Penguin

Previously in my capacity as Children’s Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher’s catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series. Disclaimer: I have … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My first, second, and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading – romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third, fourth, and eighth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary … Continue reading

Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacementby Brenna Yovanoff97818595143372, $17.99, Razorbill (Penguin)Age appropriate: 14+ (some sexual content, macabre scenes) Every seven years in the town of Gentry, a child is taken and replaced with a look-alike that is not quite…human. The replacement child usually dies, leaving the family to grieve twice: once for the missing child and once for the replacement. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving! I'm grateful for this moment - a cherry pie in the oven, a sweet dog at my side, and a few minutes to read my new copy of @rupikaur_'s marvelous #thesunandherflowers. What #books are you #thankful for this #thanksgiving?
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#readstagram #readwithme #readmore #reading #read #instaread #instabook #indiesfirst #shoplocal #bookstore #bookshop #bookshelves #book #books #bookrec #bookworm #bookish #booklove #booklover Today I sat down and read @theallycarter's newest book, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, coming out March 27, 2018, and I finished it in one sitting. That's how quickly I flipped those pages! I'm a huge fan of her HEIST SOCIETY series, and this one lives up to what I've come to expect from aa Ally Carter YA-thriller-romance. Read on for my review. Thanks to @quailridgebooks for my advanced copy! #booksellerlife . . .
Review: Ally Carter has done it again! I don't know how she manages to so perfectly balance a kick-ass teenage girl with just a pinch of over-the-top girliness, but she nails it every time. Basically this can be considered a contemporary retelling of The Paper Bag Princess, where the prince is the US President's son, the princess is the son's former best friend/daughter of the President's former body guard, and the dragon is a Russian operative. Oh and the setting is winter in Alaska. And because it's Ally Carter, while the girl clearly saves the day and rescues the boy, she also ends up with the boy because teenage love conquers all.
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New review & a staff pick for @quailridgebooks: Guaranteed giggles! Clever illustrations, Captain PB (polar bear, not peanut butter), a literary fox, and three very silly lemmings. Perfect for all storytimes, with opportunities to do character voices. It also imparts the importance of learning how to read without being didactic. My favorite picture book of the year!
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