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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Paperback Crush


Book #92  Read in 2018
Paperback Crush

This book details the history of young adult literature, mostly through the 70s, 80s and 90s.  This was like a walk down my memory lane of my reading history--Sweet Valley High, Trixie Belden, Cheerleaders books.  It was a fun read and I might use parts of it with my Young Adult Literature class.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Whiskey in a Teacup


Book #91 Read in 2018
Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon

This is a pretty book detailing growing up in the south.  Reese talks about family, manners, reading and food.  Recipes are included.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

I Lost My Tooth


Book #90 Read in 2018
I Lost My Tooth by Mo Willems

This is a cute picture book, geared toward pre-school through 1st grade, that details losing a baby tooth using cute squirrels.  This could definitely make kids feel better about losing their baby teeth.  It's a cute read.  I borrowed it from the public library.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Book of Books


Book #89 Read in 2018
The Book of Books

This book details all of the 100 books featured on the PBS series The Great American Read.  It is a must read for book lovers.  I borrowed it from the public library.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein



Book #88 Read in 2018
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

This young adult book tells the story of Elizabeth Frankenstein and how she falls under the spell of Victor Frankenstein and is affected by his madness.  It is a mix of paranormal/horror and romance.  It is a quick read and I think both boy and girl readers, both high school age and adult, will enjoy this book.  I received this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.  I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Potty Mouth at the Table


Book #87 Read in 2018
The Potty Mouth at the Table by Laurie Notaro

This is a collection of short essays that are humorous and entertaining.  Notaro covers many topics in an interesting, entertaining way.  I recommend this to fans of Jen Lancaster's books.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Harbor Me


Book #86 Read in 2018
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

This is a good read for middle school and high school students.  Six classmates spent an hour each Friday at school talking, just talking, with each other and about what is going on in their lives with no adults around.  They talk about parents being in jail, deceased or deported.  They talk about race and money.  It is done in a powerful yet reader-friendly way.  I recommend this read.