This is a book I’ve been hearing good things about for a while. I had wanted to listen to it as an audiobook, but it’s always checked out. So, when I saw it on the library shelf, I decided to pick it up and read it to the kids myself.
Genre: middle grade memoir in verse
Length: 320 pages of verse, 337 pages with pictures
Font: Garth Graphic
Setting: Columbus, Ohio, Greenville, South Carolina, and New York City, 1963-mid-1970s Continue reading
Audiobooks have been our saving grace as we drove 20 minutes to rehearsal four times a week. I was first introduced to this book by The Modern Mrs. Darcy and it caught my eye because A Wrinkle in Time is a major plot point. I’ve heard it made a good read aloud, and was excited to see the audiobook was available from our library.
Genre: YA time travel fiction
Length: 199 pages
Setting: New York City, 1978 Continue reading
I’m always on the lookout for good graphic novels. The kids will read a good one five times or more before it’s time to take it back to the library. There’s a couple of blogs I follow that will post about graphic novels. Usually, if I see one I’m interested in, I’ll check my library collection and request it on the spot if it’s in the system. That means, we get a random graphic novel showing up on a regular basis. It also means I can’t remember who recommended the book to me in the first place. Sorry! This book sounded interesting because of its setting (Nova Scotia – don’t get too many stories set there) and its premise of telling a story set in the same place but in two different time periods.
Genre: mystery graphic novel
Length: 234 pages
Setting: French Hill, Nova Scotia, 1859 and the present. Continue reading
My short fiction Monday post is a little different this week. Annorlunda Books has a new novella coming out on Wednesday. I got an Advanced Reader Copy of the book, and I’m going to review it here.
Published: July 27, 2016
Length: 43 pages
Setting: the Dawn Mother’s shrine, with medieval technology
Interest: I was provided an ARC of the novella by Annorlunda Books (but my opinion is my own). The publisher emphasizes “books to inform, entertain, and make you think.” I’ve enjoyed the other offerings from the publisher (like Unspotted, and Okay, So Look), so I thought I could get the word out about this story as well. Continue reading
Genre: middle grade graphic novel
Length: 150 pages
Setting: stereotypical suburbs in the U.S., present day
Interest: I’m always on the lookout for graphic novels. Bonus when they have a non-white protagonist. Continue reading
Sorry I didn’t get a book review out yesterday. We had some high winds that knocked out our power. We lose power pretty regularly, but it makes it difficult to post anything! They were saying it might take two days to get the power back on, but it only took one. Hurray for heat and light! And, on to the review as I’m trying to finish up the books I’ve read this year to get started on the next.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 228 pages
Setting: mostly in the Southern Desert of Tortall, soon after the events of the second book, In the Hand of the Goddess
Interest: It’s the third book in the Song of the Lioness series Continue reading
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 209 pages
Setting: mostly the capital of Tortell, soon after the events of Alanna
Interest: It’s the second book in the Song of the Lioness series Continue reading