I saw this at the local library and just had to scoop it up. It’s an A Wrinkle in Time story that I’ve never read, mostly because I didn’t know it existed. Once I learned about it, I had to read it.
Illustrator: Hope Larson
Published: the story was originally published in 1970; this illustrated edition was published in 2018
Genre: middle grade science fiction
Length: 107 pages
Setting: mostly the Third Planet of the Teachers, after A Wrinkle in Time
Summary: Short version: Meg’s entrance exam into Intergalactic P.S. 3 Continue reading
This is Edwards’ second book. I highly enjoyed his first, Okay, So Look, and was thrilled to see he was continuing his retelling of the Bible with Exodus. I received a free copy of the book to review, but all of my opinions are my own.
Subtitle: A Humorous Retelling of the Book of Exodus (Bible: Faster, Funnier)
Published: 2018 (it comes out officially tomorrow)
Genre: religion novella
Length: 136 pages
Setting: Egypt and its surrounding areas, during the time of the Pharaohs
Summary: Short version: just look at the subtitle Continue reading
I was given a copy of this novella to review (although my views are my own). It’s published by Annorlunda Enterprises, a small-press publisher that focuses on stories that make you think.
Published: 2018 (today is the release day, in fact!)
Genre: maybe post-apocalyptic fiction? It was Judgement Day that happened, not the apocalypse, but it changed everything
Length: 152 pages
Setting: a generic city, near future Continue reading
My mother-in-law read this book for book club ten years ago and passed it along to me afterwards to read.
Translator: Alan R. Clarke
Published: 1988 in Portuguese; 1993 in English
Genre: inspirational fiction
Length: 167 pages
Setting: starting in Andalusia and traveling to Egypt, present day Continue reading
The local library started a book club for teens and tweens that reads a book and then watches the movie. For December, this was the chosen book. I decided to read it to the kids. We also watched the The Muppet Christmas Carol as part of the book club experience.
Subtitle: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas
Published: 1843 (so you can get it for free at Gutenberg.org if you want – that’s how we read it)
Genre: a ghost story
Length: 104 pages
Setting: London, 1840s Continue reading
This is a new publication (it comes out today!) from Annorlunda Books, a small press publisher. I received a free copy of the story to review, but my comments are my own opinion.
Genre: short fiction
Length: 136 pages
Setting: a fictional version of Centralia, Pennsylvania, 1975 Continue reading
This is a classic science fiction story that is referenced on a regular basis. I had never read it and decided to rectify that hole in my reading list.
Published: 1953 originally. My edition had end notes from 1979 and 1982 as well
Genre: science fiction dystopia
Length: 179 pages
Setting: an American city sometime in an alternate future Continue reading