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Book Review: The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willemstad + Tony DiTerlizzi

The Story of Diva and Flea Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi Ages: 4-8 (or older or younger) Review: Whimsical and adorable. A mutually beneficial friendship between a dog and a cat encourages them to explore the comforts of home and the excitement of Parisien streets! Diva lives in a grande building in Paris, watching and … Continue reading

2015 Goodreads Stats

2012: 42 books 2013: 48 books 2014: 135 books 2015: 154 books It hardly comes as a surprise but 2015 was the year of reading bodice-ripping romance novels, which probably explains why I read 154 books this year! Only a few novels were children books, even fewer YA, mostly mysteries, paranormal romances, motorcycle romances, and … Continue reading

Book Review: Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts

Stars of Fortune, The Guardians trilogy, book 1 Nora Roberts 9780425280102, Pub. Date: November 2015 Publisher Description: To celebrate the rise of their new queen, three goddesses of the moon created three stars, one of fire, one of ice, one of water. But then they fell from the sky, putting the fate of all worlds … Continue reading

Book Review: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart Jenn Bennett 9781250066459, Hardcover, US Pub Date: November 2015 Originally published as Night Owls in the UK. Brace yourself. I’m about to royally GUSH about how much IN LOVE I am with this book. I’ll try to keep the all-caps and exclamation points to a minimum, but it’s going … Continue reading

Hello, World! Series by Ashley Evanson

I’ve been spending some time online lately, perusing book publisher catalogues, and came across this charming little board book series put out by Penguin Random House called Hello, World! It’s written/illustrated by Ashley Evanson, and the first four in the series just came out this month: New York: A Book of Colors San Francisco: A … Continue reading

Book Review: The Princess in Black by Shannon + Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

The Princess in Black, book 1 Shannon & Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham 9780763678883, paperback, Candlewick Press, Pub Date: 2014/2015 I know, I know, two posts two days in a row that reference a former post (the SAME former post) of mine. There should be some rule against it! But there’s not, and since … Continue reading

Book Review: Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things Jenny Lawson 9781250077004, Pub Date: September 2015 This is a very difficult review to write, but one of my resolutions this year was to not shy away from expressing opinions other than those 100% happy and giddy and overwhelmingly positive. I think women, humans, are conditioned to … Continue reading

Book Review: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend Katarina Bivald 9781492623441, $16.99, Pub. Date: January 2016 Finally, something other than rape, murder, and mayhem to come out of Sweden! This translation is absolutely delightful, bringing to mind favorites such as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer, 84, Charing … Continue reading

Book Review: Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash

Above the Waterfall Ron Rash 9780062349316, HarperCollins, $26.99, Hardcover, Pub Date: September 2015 This is the third Ron Rash book that I’ve read, having fallen in love with him after reading Serena years ago, which was originally recommended by my good friend and fellow bookseller, Emily of As the Crowe Flies and Reads. For my … Continue reading

Book Review: Lulu’s Mysterious Mission by Judith Viorst (and a new release!)

As a long-term fan of Judith Viorst (probably best known for her Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day series), I was excited to see her come out with something new for children with Lulu and the Brontosaurus in 2010. Lane Smith‘s illustrations were a perfect companion to her off-kilter writing style, … Continue reading

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