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WildlyRead in New Zealand!

I love it when apparently disparate parts of my life intersect. One of my favorite intersections is when my reading life and my travel life come together. You can be sure that over the next few months, as I get ready to leave for New Zealand in the fall, I’ll be posting lots of things … Continue reading

New Release: Blood Magick by Nora Roberts

I’m a huge fan of everything Nora Roberts writes, whether its futuristic murder mysteries under her pseudonym, JD Robb, or her romances with touches of magic, or her contemporary romantic-thrillers. This is the final book in a trilogy filled with magic, set in Ireland, somewhat reminiscent of her Key trilogy, but equally delightful. Blook Magick, … Continue reading

New Release: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

Tuesday is new book release day! Today is particularly special, as two books by favorite authors are dropping, including this one which is a two author special. Rock stars Holly Black & Cassandra Clare have teamed up for their first full-length collaboration: Book 1 in the Magesterium series, The Iron Trial. Publisher: Scholastic, 9780857532503 Book … Continue reading

New Release: Evernight by Kristen Callahan

Tuesday is new release day! Introducing book 5 in Kristen Callahan‘s Darkest London series, Evernight. Published by Hachette Book Group: 9781455581641 Mass Market Paperback, $6 This series is seriously steamy historical steampunk (try saying that 10 times fast), with werewolves, magic, impressive machinery (of all sorts), and sexual tension you could cut with a knife … Continue reading

Happy Day After May Day

I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I’m a children’s book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the “Classic Children’s Books Written for Adults”.

Talk Nerdy to Me

This is the most adorable, awkward, nerdy, empowering parody music video ever. I already loved the original song – Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” – but this brings it to a whole new level, because clearly, what the original was missing was books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors In My Reading Journey

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 … Continue reading

Typography Book Art by the readables

Hi all! Please excuse my inconsistent posting lately – been battling a dead personal computer and other issues that has made blogging difficult. Hopefully this upcoming three day weekend will help me get back on track. In the meantime, please enjoy these typographic book art posters of favorite quotes done by Priscilla from the readables. … Continue reading

Happy Christmas

The book tree at the University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library. Robert Gray: The Ghost of Book Christmas Yet to Come (From Shelf Awareness) Marley was virtually dead: to begin with… On the third night, as Scrooge lay in bed, double-checking accounts on his iPad, once again the Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached from deep … Continue reading

Award-Winning Reading Challenge

I am so excited to announce that I will be participating in the Award-Winning Reading Challenge hosted by Insatiable Booksluts. I figured it’s about time that I actually read some of the books off the award lists (okay, other than the Newbery and Caldecott, because I read books off those lists all the time). This … Continue reading

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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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#indiesfirst @quailridgebooks #bookstagram #book #bookrecommendation #bookrec #bookrecs #bookworm #bookreview #books #booknerd #earlychapterbook #beginningreader #mowillems #tonyditerlizzi A love poem for my love. Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #love #lovepoem #nationalpoetrymonth #pabloneruda #wildlyread #poem #poetry Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #nationalpoetrymonth #haiku #kerouac #wildlyread #poem #poetry First day of full-time hours in my new job as a bookseller for an independent bookstore, and it's staff pick time! I fell in love with this book years ago, before the movie was even a dream. Though I'm not a fan of the movie tie-in cover, I'll gladly place this book in readers' hands. . . .
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