Sights & Sounds [2]

Sights & Sounds [2]

This is a feature where I share some my current favorite things or obsessions including movies, TV, and music. Pretty much things that aren’t books. TV Shows About a Boy – I just started watching this one night because it sounded suspiciously like the book (and also the film with Hugh Grant based on that book). Turns out it is! Ben and I ended up watching all the episodes out so far. It’s actually pretty good. It’s not amazing, but… Read more »

Book Review: Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle

Book Review: Tropical Secrets by Margarita Engle

This is yet a another book I read for my intercultural connections class. The topic of conversation surrounding this book, along with a few others, was “war and political unrest in children’s literature.” I think it was good to discuss how we present such heavy topics to children. I’ve only recently read a little Margarita Engle, and I already love her. I do tend to like novels in verse. They’re quick reads, and because of the poetry the language is… Read more »

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read… Read more »

Audio Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Audio Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Ages ago, Penguin Audio sent me what seems like every book or story ever written by Roald Dahl on audio. While none of them are very long, I just haven’t started listening to them until recently. A few months ago, I listened to Matilda. I thought Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a good one to pick back up with. I was a little surprised by some of my disappointments. Charlie lives in poverty, and it seems his family… Read more »

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read… Read more »

Manga Review: Gangsta v. 1 by Kohske

Manga Review: Gangsta v. 1 by Kohske

Whether they’re working for the cops or mafia bosses, Nic and Worick do the dirty work no one else is willing to touch. Their confidence and cunning have helped them get the job done, but this time they might be in over their heads. Gangsta has a lot of the things the cover and synopsis promise: violence, blood, and mayhem. It also has a strong, clear plot and engaging characters. It’s rare for me to become invested in plot or… Read more »

My Bookish Life: March 2014

My Bookish Life: March 2014

My Bookish Life is a monthly wrap up post where I share new books, review links, other posts, and reading trends for the previous month. Well, it was sort of a rough month. I’m trying to finish up my MLIS, so I’ve been preoccupied. All of my classes have required way more from me than my previous courses in the program. At least, it feels that way to me. I think part of it is that two of the courses… Read more »

Top Ten (nine?) “Gateway” Books & Authors in My Reading Journey

Top Ten (nine?) “Gateway” Books & Authors in My Reading Journey

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. Awake and Dreaming by Kit Pearson. This was the first book I ever really loved. I think that makes it a sort of gateway into my love of literature. I was pretty young when I read this, but it was the first book that ever stuck with me…. Read more »

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read… Read more »

Bloggiesta: Spring 2014

Bloggiesta: Spring 2014

Ah! I totally forgot to post about this yesterday. I guess I had a lot on my mind because I’ve been working on blog stuff all week. Anyway, here’s my to-do list. I’m not sure how much time I’ll actually have the rest of the weekend to work on things. I have some things due for class on Monday, so I have to work on that too. Still, I have some good things on my list, some of which have… Read more »