Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Covers

This week's topic is all about covers. I'm taking a took at the back again trend of cartoon covers. Yup, they're back. Here are some upcoming books with cartoon covers that I'm excited about reading.

And it's also a trend across ages.

Yes No Maybe SoThe Feminist Agenda of Jemima KincaidOf Curses and Kisses (St. Rosetta's Academy, #1)Salty, Bitter, SweetFour Days of You and Me
By the Book

\Marriage on Madison Avenue (Central Park Pact, #3)Grown-Up PoseSomething to Talk AboutA Taste of Sage

Monday, January 27, 2020

Summer Reading Ideas Kids (3)

Even though it's winter outside, in the library world, it's time to start planning summer reading. This year's theme is all about fantasy and fairy tales in Imagine Your Story.

Two weeks ago I looked at Castles, last week I looked at Fairy Tale Crafts, and this week I'm looking at STEAM programs.

All the ideas come from Pinterest.

I did these two last year and they worked well:

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Movie Review: 1917

Last week, we saw the war movie 1917 - which was good.

There were some hard to watch parts but not the usual amount of hard to watch parts in war movies.

The story threw me for a loop, but it was very interesting.

I loved the camera work and the cinematography. It was impressive and amazing.

I loved the cameos by various actors.  

Friday, January 24, 2020

Re-Read: The Start of You and Me

The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, #1)

I don't often re-read books because there are SO MANY books that I want to read. But I remember loving this book. And I wanted to refresh my memory of this book before the sequel (which I actually thought was a companion book at first). 

It was just as good as I remember. And not just the story. The writing was amazing and I found myself re-reading sentences because I loved them. I wish I had written them down, but I didn't.

I fell back in love with the characters and the story and the writing.
I didn't want it to send and luckily, I had the next book to keep myself immersed in the story and these characters. 

I loved the friendships in this book.
I loved how Paige leaned on her friends and how they supported each other.
I loved her bookishness.
I loved how Paige started to move on.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Review: Every Stolen Breath

Every Stolen Breath
Lia's father died two years ago and she's the only one stilling trying to uncover the truth about his murder. She knows it wasn't a random accident. Now all she has to do it prove it. But when she's discovered at the scene of the next murder, everyone wants to know why she was there.

She can't tell them that she knew the attack was coming. No one listened to her.

She can't tell them that she's close to uncovering the truth. No one will believe her.

Lia isn't sure who to trust, but she knows she's in danger and that she could be next.
My Thoughts: It took me a little bit for the story to hook me and once it did, I didn't want to put the book down. I felt terrible for Lia as she dealt with grief over her father. Of course she had trust issues. I liked watching her figure out who to trust. I loved her friendships. I loved how she wanted her life to have meaning. I admired the reporter. I enjoyed watching Lia find the strength uncover the truth. Of course, I enjoyed the romance as life does go on even through trauma. There were lots of plot twists that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Cover Thoughts: Great
Source: Book sent for review
Library Recommendation: Great for school and public libraries looking for more thrillers

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Picture Book Review: Day for Skating

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A fun picture book all about winter fun and ice skating. There's many different ways to have fun on the ice together with friends. This diverse picture book is short and great for storytimes. Plus the bedtime reading scene at the end of the book melted my librarian heart. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Library Books

This week's topic is recent additions to your bookshelves. Since I get most of my books from the library, here are a few sitting on my bookshelf just waiting for me to read them. (And I won't tell you the number of books I have checked out on my card right now because it would blow your mind.)

Meg and JoThe Battle (The Gauntlet #2)A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)Clean GetawayThe Book of Queens: Legendary Leaders, Fierce Females, and Wonder Women Who Ruled the World
You Are Home: An Ode to the National ParksGeeks and the Holy Grail (The Camelot Code #2)The Princess Who Flew with Dragons (Tales from the Chocolate Heart, #3)Rise of the Dragon MoonLittle Leaders: Exceptional Men in Black History