Monday, July 6, 2020

Review: Wildfire

Sam's summer camp is evacuating as a precaution against a wildfire that's spreading across Maine. When he realizes that he left his phone in his bunker, he quickly retrieves it. But in doing so, the fire creeps up between him and the bus. There's no way to make it.

Now he's forced to navigate the forest and run from the wildfire. He remembers a few survival tips from his recently deceased father, which help him stumble through the forest.

He meets a girl from another camp, also lost. The two of them join forces and attempt to survive as the fire rages on all around them.
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this action packed book. I couldn't put it down because I wanted to see (if) and how Sam escaped the forest. I enjoyed all the twists and turns. I was happy that Sam made a friend, it would have been terrible going through that all by yourself. Plus the banter between the two of them was refreshing. I liked learning the survival tips and learning about the environment. This would make an interesting book discussion book as lots of topics are brought up: grief, death, drug addiction, helping the environment, stealing, and friendship.

Cover Thoughts: Love it
Source: My library
Library Recommendation: A great middle grade action thriller for your school and public libraries.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Pride Month: Book Videos

I've made some videos for my library, check them out. See if your library has some of these books. If not, you can always ask for them to purchase them.

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy Treason Day

Those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action....

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Review: First Comes Scandal

* Book 4 in the Rokesbys prequels * 
First Comes Scandal (Rokesbys #4)
Georgianna never expected she would end up a scandal. Now because a man decided he wanted to marry her and not wanting to ask for her hand but instead kidnap her, she's ruined. Nevermind that as soon as they got to a hotel, she kneed him in the groin, tied him up, and escaped. The damage was already done.

Now she has two choices, lives as a spinster in disgrace or find herself a husband immediately. Georgie's not really interested in either option. But something has to be done.

Friends of the family present the ideal solution: marry her childhood friend Nicholas Rokesbys. He's been studying to become a doctor in Scotland. But is she willing to sacrifice both their lives?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I loved the friends to lovers moments. I loved learning about medicine. I loved the two Butlers. There was a long scene that made me cry with laughter. I loved the cats, especially how they traveled. The moments of family togetherness are always wonderful in this series - lots of love, laughter. and teasing each other. There were so many great moments in the book.

Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: Grab this entire series (Both parts) for your library BEFORE the Netflix show starts!

Review: Start Here

Start Here
Willa, Taylor, and Finley were supposed to spend the summer after high school sailing from Ohio to Key West in their sailboat. But Finley died before high school ended and made her two best friends promise to go without her.

Willa and Taylor are not really friends. Finley was the glue that held them together. But a promise is a promise...

Finley leads them a list of clues, places to see and experiences to have at stopping points during the trip. It's going to take all summer. Neither Willa nor Taylor is sure they will survive that long in each other's company.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I love friendship stories and road trip books and summer books. All of those combined made this one to read. I liked the dual perspectives. I loved traveling with the two girls and going along on their adventure. They were Brave! I liked how Finley tied them together and that she died very quickly in the beginning of the book. It's not about her; it's about the two girls picking up the pieces of their lives and moving on. It's about discovering yourself and who you want to be (and who you don't want to be). There's romance, summer fun, and a great story. Highly recommend it when you need a summer read. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute! Love the pictures
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: A great summer road trip book for your public library's collection

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Picture Book Wednesday: Goodnight, Sleepyville

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Everyone in the town gets ready for bed. Everyone has a different bedtime routine.

A heartwarming story with cozy art, a sweet message, and an adorable ending. It's the perfect book to share over and over again. 

Library Recommendation: Don't miss out on this one, highly recommended for both school and public libraries!

* F and G sent for review

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: TBR Pile

This week's topic is most anticipated books for the 2nd half of the year. Buckle Up! You know I'm going to have a lot!

Kids and Middle Grade:
Closer to NowherePremeditated MyrtleMaya and the Rising DarkA Place at the TableThree Keys (Front Desk, #2) 
The Book of Fatal ErrorsNot Your All-American GirlMuse Squad: The Cassandra CurseStarting from Seneca FallsThe Stepmom Shake-Up
Short & SweetDozens of DoughnutsIt's Not Little Red Riding HoodWhere Is Our Library? (A Story of Patience & Fortitude, #2)

Graphic Novels:
Jo: A Graphic NovelClass Act (New Kid, #2)The Witches of BrooklynBunbun  Bonbon: Fancy FriendsLois Lane and the Friendship Challenge
Shirley and Jamila Save Their SummerOne Year at Ellsmere

AdmissionRent a BoyfriendThe Queen's Council Rebel Rose (The Queen's Council, #1)Master of OneLove & Olives (Love & Gelato, #3)
Instant KarmaThis Is All Your FaultThe Code for Love and HeartbreakA Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and TomorrowThe Inheritance Games (Inheritance Games, #1)
Smash It! (Smash It! #1)Charming as a VerbRecommended for YouMajesty (American Royals, #2)The Con Code
Now That I've Found YouThe AssignmentKind of a Big DealSix Angry GirlsChasing Starlight
Cut OffIgniting Darkness (Courting Darkness Duology, #2)More Than Just a Pretty FaceThe Friend SchemeI Kissed Alice
Shielded (Shielded, #1)Girl from Nowhere10 Things I Hate About Pinky (Dimple and Rishi, #3)More Than MaybeToday Tonight Tomorrow
RunningKeep My Heart in San FranciscoThe Voting BoothI'll Be the OneYou Say It First
Deadly CuriousRebel SpyLove On the Main StageMy Eyes Are Up Here

Ten Things I Hate About the Duke (Difficult Dukes, #2)How To Fail at FlirtingHow to Catch a Queen (Runaway Royals, #1)Crazy Stupid Bromance (Bromance Book Club, #3)Snapped (Playbook, #4)
Simmer DownThe Talented Miss FarwellWell Played (Well Met, #2)A Rogue of One's Own (A League of Extraordinary Women, #2)The Wrong Mr. Darcy
You Lucky DogWould I Lie to the Duke (Union of the Rakes, #2)No Offense (Little Bridge Island, #2)Kiss My CupcakeThe Love Scam
You Had Me at HolaThe Last Mrs. SummersVanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea ShopCome Home to Deep River (Alaska Homecoming #1)Paradise Cove
The Lions of Fifth AvenueA Sweet MessThe Heir Affair (Royal We, #2)The Lost and Found BookshopThe Best Man Plan (Boots and Bouquets, #1)
Nothing Bundt Trouble (A Bakeshop Mystery #11)The Devil of Downtown (Uptown Girls, #3)A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby (Rogues and Remarkable Women, #1)Daring and the Duke (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #3)Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)
Head Over HeelsSummer at Lake HavenParty of Two (The Wedding Date, #5)

Christmas: I always loves these - so if you know of any more, please let me know!
Mistletoe in ParadiseIn a HolidazeA Royal Christmas QuandaryOne Way or AnotherMistletoe and Mr. Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2)
A Princess for Christmas