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Saturday, September 15, 2018

I'd Rather Be Reading

Book #71 Read in 2018
I'd Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

This is a quick read that is a must read for book lovers.  Bogel details her joy of reading, how much books mean to her and her family, the perks of living next door to a library and other topics.  Readers will be able to relate to every chapter.

Young Adult Literature: From Romance to Realism

Book #70 Read in 2018
Young Adult Literature:  From Romance to Realism

This is a textbook of sorts, one that I might use in my Young Adult Literature elective.  The book chronicles the history of young adult literature, how its popularity has soared, types of books and how the audience can sometimes span into adulthood.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Belle Takes Flight

Book #69 Read in 2018
Belle Takes Flight by Kathy McCullough

This book continues the story of Belle and her Beast/Prince.  In this book, Belle wants to bring books to her village but the printing press in a far city is taking too long.  The Beast is kidnapped by his cousin and Belle, along with Lumiere and Cogsworth, go to rescue him in Belle's father's steam balloon.  They find, along with the Prince, a whole bunch of books in the castle.  It was the dead Queen's dream to open a school in the village and share those books with the school.  Belle helps make that happen.  As with most fairy tales, there is happy ending.  Middle school readers would especially love this book.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

August Reads

August Reads:

1.   The Hunger Games (YA)  4/5  #1
2.  Alex and Me (4/5)  Kindle
3.  The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (children's)  4/5
4.  Night Diary (YA)  4/5  library book
5.  You Go First (YA)  5/5  library book
6.  Every Note Played 5/5
7.  We Don't Eat Our Classmates (children's)  5/5  library book
8.  A Handful of Happiness (5/5)  library book
9.  The Library Book (4/5)  library book
10.  Odd One Out (4/5)
11.  Cat Confessions (4/5)
12.  Out of Wonder (3/5)
13.  Harry Potter Should Have Died (4/5)  library book
14.  An Unwanted Guest (5/5)  Kindle

68 books read in 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

An Unwanted Guest

Book #68 Read in 2018
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

This was a good, suspenseful read a la Agatha Christie.  Guests travel through a snow storm to spend the weekend at a desolate inn.  The first morning, a woman is found dead at the bottom of the stairs.  The power and phone lines are out so police cannot be called.  Then a second death happens.  Then a third.  Is it one of the guests doing it?  Is someone that they don't know about at the inn with them?  This book will keep readers guessing right up to the end as to who the murderer is.  It is creepy good.  I read this book on my Kindle.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Harry Potter Should Have Died

Book #67 Read in 2018
Harry Potter Should Have Died

This is a book from the people.  Each section asks a question, gives each side of the answers to the question and then hands down a verdict.  It refers to the books and the movies.  This is a great read for Harry Potter fans and will let them revisit their time at Hogwarts.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Out of Wonder

Book #66 Read in 2018
Out of Wonder

This is a beautifully illustrated poetry book, where each poem celebrates a famous poet.  I plan on using this book in my Creative Writing class.