I am a big fan of Joss Whedon and his projects. When I read this, Joss had only produced Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. He’s only improved his project record since, most recently Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Subtitle: The Genius Behind Buffy
Length: 162 pages Continue reading
This is the first book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series. The series often comes up as high quality writing for kids and I’ve never read it. I decided to rectify that fact and read it to the kids.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 162 pages
Setting: it felt like a European city in the mid-1900s Continue reading
Tomorrow is our last meeting of American History Club for the school year. We’re doing a second session on the space program. It’s surprisingly difficult to find a YA level book about astronauts/the space program/space race. I ended up choosing a nonfiction book instead of our usual fiction or narrative-driven nonfiction book because that’s all I could find in our library system.
Subtitle: The Story of the First Voyages to the Moon
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 105 pages of text, 114 pages total Continue reading
This is my husband’s favorite movie, and he got an audiobook of the story. I decided to listen to it as well, since I enjoy Stephen King when he isn’t being scary.
Length: 181 pages
Setting: Maine, it felt like the 1950s Continue reading
I was given an ARC of this book to review (but all my opinions are my own). It was published by a small press (Annorlunda Books) that focuses on books that help you “learn something you’ll feel good about knowing.” I’ve been an advance reader for several other books and novellas she’s published (see Unspotted, Lilies of the Dawn, Okay, So Look, and Academaze) and thought I’d do the same for the newest book.
Published: 2017 (it comes out today in ebook form)
Genre: speculative fiction
Length: 86 pages
Setting: mostly England and Cape Town, present day Continue reading
When I was looking for some “literature” books to give to Mr. Curiosity to read this year, The Outsiders was commonly suggested. It seemed age appropriate and well received by many people, so I decided to go for it. I’m reading all the books I’m assigning him to read so we can talk about them. I don’t think I ever read this one in school (or saw the movie). I can’t really remember what books I read in middle school English, but I do know if I’ve read a book before after I start reading it.
Published: 1967 (so it’s not like it was too new for me to have read in middle school, unlike, say, The Giver)
Genre: YA fiction
Length: 180 pages
Setting: outskirts of a big city (for some reason, I thought it was NYC), 1960s Continue reading