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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

Book Review: I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley

I am Half-Sick of Shadowsby Alan Bradley9780385344012, $23.00, Delacorte Press (Random House) Another almost-indescribable Flavia de Luce adventure! Seriously, I’m not even worried about gushing too much, because every single novel in this series delivers. It’s the best mash-up of a child protagonist’s inquisitive nature, Sherlock Holmes’s logic, historical literary fiction, murder mystery, and general … Continue reading

Book Review: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trialsby James Dashner9780385738767, $9.99, Delacorte Press (Random House) This is the second book in the Maze Runner trilogy. You can read my review of Book 1, titled The Maze Runner, here. They thought the battle was over when they left the maze, but it soon becomes clear they’ve only moved on to stage … Continue reading

Book Review: Habibi by Craig Thompson

Habibiby Craig Thompson9780375424144, $35, Pantheon (Random House)Age appropriate: Adult graphic novel, 16+ (nudity, sexual content, violence) Absolutely incredible. Beautiful calligraphy, detailed illustrations, intense historical fiction – I read something describing Craig Thompson’s work as a “triumph” and I completely agree. Habibi is a combination of historical fiction, religious fiction, and graphic novel. Told in a … Continue reading

Book Review: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall

The Penderwicks at Point Mouetteby Jeanne Birdsall9780375858512, $16.99, Knopf (Random House)Age appropriate: Read-aloud 4+, read-alone 8+ This third book in the Penderwicks series picks up right where book two, The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, leaves off. Mr. Penderwick, his new wife, and baby Ben are in England for the honeymoon. Rosalind is taking her first … Continue reading

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

It’s the end of the work week, the weekend looms,and so do two great memes: It’s Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday time! This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely? It would … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

I struggle with this holiday, like I struggle with most American-history holidays, because we celebrants tend to remember only one side of the holiday story – the White side, the colonizer side, the winning side. Though my people (only 2nd generation here) came over after most of the overt colonizing had taken place, I struggle … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Moon Sworn by Keri Arthur

Moon Sworn  by Keri Arthur 9780440245711, Bantam Dell (Random House), $7.99 So, when I said in my first Keri Arthur post that I wanted to read more of this series, apparently what I meant was I’m going to read #1 and #just released and skip all the ones in between. The problem with this is … Continue reading

Mass Market Monday: Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian

Kiss of Midnight  by Lara Adrian  9780553589375, $7.99, Bantam Dell (Random House) Gabrielle Maxwell is a photographer with a special gift – she is a magnet for supernatural activity. Drawn to random, apparently abandoned locations around town, she photographs stark landscapes and buildings, creating art for a living. Just one problem: she doesn’t realize she … 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 #happythanksgiving #dog #dogsofinstagram #instadog #bookdog It came! It came! So excited to have received my gorgeous new @rebelgirlsbook book 2 in the mail yesterday! That's 2/2 GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS books that I helped fund via @kickstarter, and I would help fund a dozen more at least. Also thrilled @quailridgebooks already has our shipment on order so I can handsell these through the holidays. #indiesfirst!
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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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