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Saturday, October 21, 2017

I'd Rather Be Reading


Book #82 Read in 2017
I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere De La Mare

This is a great gift for readers.  It includes essays about reading, artwork about reading and quotes about reading.  It was good, quick read.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


Book #81 Read in 2017
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

This is the first book in a fantasy trilogy.  The first half was slow for me but overall, I liked it.  The peculiars all have a certain talent....similar to those in a sideshow at a circus.  Photographs are throughout the book and add to the creepy atmosphere.  Eventually, I will read the other two books.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Sun and Her Flowers


Book #80 Read in 2017
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Another book borrowed from one of my students, this book of poetry is again a young woman's emotional journey.  I liked this one better than the author's previous work.  I felt the voice was that of a stronger female than in the first book and there were less naughty drawings (which I felt were a bit overdue for shock value in the first one) in this book. 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Booked 4 Murder


Book #79 Read in 2017
Booked 4 Murder by J C Eaton

This is the first book in a cozy mystery series.  Phee does accounts payable for a police department.  Her mother calls her from Arizona and tells her that she needs to come out there and look into this book curse--members of her mother's book club have died under suspicious circumstances since beginning their group read.  Phee heads out and tries her hand at being Nancy Drew.  This was a good mystery which kept me guessing until the end.  I will continue the series.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Lost Boy, Lost Girl


Book #78 Read in 2017
Lost Boy, Lost Girl by John Bul Dau

The students in my high school have read this book and with a visit soon happening by the author, I wanted to read it too.  Told by both John and his wife Martha, this book details the horrors of civil war in Sudan.  It shows how touch and go survival was, how families were ripped apart and how a person with a huge will to keep going could eventually have a good life.  It is a powerful read.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Bookshop at Water's End


Book #77 Read in 2017
The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry

Usually, I love any book set in a bookshop and this book was no exception.  Bonny and Lainey return to their summer childhood town and bring some of their families with them.  Both women have issues that they are trying to solve but their friendship will help them get through those issues.  Their small town is full of interesting people and lends a nice touch to the book.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

September Reads

September Reads:

1.  Kids of Appetite (YA)  4/5
2.  Giselle's Bucket List (5/5)
3.  Romeow and Juliet (4/5)  library book 1st in series
4.  Isadora Moon Goes Camping (3/5)  YA  library book
5.  See What I Have Done (4/5)  library book
6.  Stillhouse Lake (5/5)  1st in series  library book
7.  Wild Things (3/5)  library book
8.  Milk and Honey (3/5)

76 books read in 2017