I got this book from a Lifehacker post on getting boys to read books with female protagonists. I thought it sounded interesting because it had several elements of Greek mythology in it. I read it now because it gave me a U author. I tried to get the kids to read it, but neither was interested.
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 424 pages
Font: Hoefler Text
Setting: London and St. Paul, MN, present day Continue reading
I was looking for an audiobook for Miss Adventure and I to listen to as we travel to gymnastics meets. This had shown up on a list of good books for kids. As a bonus, it’s a Discworld book (#30) so I knew it would be good.
Length: 390 pages
Setting: the Chalk, part of Discworld with preindustrial technology Continue reading
Chan writes the webcomic PHD Comics that I follow. As he was writing this book, Chan provided regular updates, so I knew when it came out. I thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy the light-hearted, yet scientific tone I expected based on the comics.
Subtitle: A Guide to the Unknown Universe
Genre: nonfiction science
Length: 340 pages of text, 354 pages total Continue reading
The Discworld books are pretty short, so I finished Equal Rites and still had a week of vacation left. On to the next Discworld book. Mort is the fourth book in the series, and the first book in the Death subseries. It’s also one of the BBC’s The Big Read books.
Length: 243 pages
Setting: various locations in Discworld Continue reading
Whenever I look for good graphic novels for kids, Squirrel Girl is always high on the list of suggestions. Finally, the library had one of books in the system, so I requested it.
Artist: Erica Henderson
Genre: superhero graphic novel
Length: 120 pages
Setting: the Marvel Universe, New York City Continue reading
This is the fifth book in the Old Man’s War series (which apparently I’ve only posted a review of the first book in the series – I’ll get to those other ones one of these days). It’s been out a few years now and I just never got around to it. I’m making an effort to finish those series this year.
Genre: space opera science fiction
Length: 431 pages
Setting: various points in the Universe, soon after the events in The Last Colony Continue reading