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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

Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop

Full disclosure: I sobbed during the last three chapters and epilogue of this book. It was totally worth it. Continue reading

January New Releases

Happy 2016 everyone! Here are the list of books pubbing this month that I’m eager to get my hands on, and so should you: The Drifter Nicholas Petrie 9780399174568, hardcover, Pub. Date: January 12, 2016 Publisher Description: An explosive thriller debut introducing Peter Ash, a veteran who finds that the demons of war aren’t easily … 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

New Zealand’s Canvas Magazine Recommends

As part of my year-long adventure in New Zealand, I’m on a hunt to read more books by New Zealand authors, set in New Zealand, ones that mention New Zealand in a footnote, are recommended by Kiwis, etc. So, on one of my recent days off, I sat down with my first New Zealand book-centric … Continue reading

December New Releases

  Despite being in New Zealand, I still have time to get excited about the new books being released in the US this month. I have no idea about the publishing schedule in the rest of the world, so apologies for that. Now, without further ado, here are the December 2015 books: Secret Sisters Jayne … Continue reading

Winter (Snow + Christmas) Children’s Books from Penguin Random House

For those of you celebrating the Christmas season in a snowy climate, have I got the books for you! That will not be me this year, as am I spending the year in New Zealand, where temperatures can be in the 80s and 90s (that’s Fahrenheit, folks) on Christmas Day. Who knows, I might spend … 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

G+D Vintage from Penguin Random House

One of the things I loved the most about Penguin was their ability to come up with various series designed along a certain theme. Their Penguin Ink series, for instance, is one I was obsessed with for a while, and they do all sorts of fantastic typographical series covers, too. I’m glad to know that … 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

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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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