Thursday, January 20, 2022

Review: The Duke Heist


* First in a series *

The Wynchester family isn't welcome in most society functions - until Chloe makes a splash. She steals the carriage of her enemy the Duke of Faircliffe. It doesn't help that he's inside. When they understand each other, Faircliffe offers Chloe a favor. Which she accepts after she and her siblings have come up with a plan.

They're after a painting the duke's now deceased father stole from them. Faircliffe never responded to their letters or attempts to purchase the painting. So, they make a plan to steal it back. Chloe will distract the duke while they uncover the whereabouts of the painting.

But Chloe never imagines falling for the duke. Or that the duke would notice her out of all the respectable ladies. Everyone knows that Faircliffe's father ruined the estate and he needs to marry someone with a dowery. But can he help it if he wants Chloe?
My Thoughts: First off - I straight up love this chosen family of siblings. I can't wait to read more of their stories. I love their love for each other. I love their quirks and their strengths and their abilities. I loved Tommy's ability. Her characters reminded me of Julia Quinn's Lady Danbury. I did love how Chloe wormed her way into a reading circle - but stayed because she became friends with the ladies. And I adore their possible name: Ladies of Lusty Literature Book Coven. I enjoyed Phillippa and her mother. 

Up next:

Cover Thoughts: Charming
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: Highly Recommended for your romance collection

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Picture Book Wednesday: New Board Books

New board books at the library:

Counting while we bake - and it includes a recipe. Lots of fun here.

Lots of explanations about animals and transportation in this farm read. Love the illustrations.

Very matter of fact about gender and equality! Excellent for library collections.

Lots of knowledge here about instruments. Love the idea of making music (and noise) all together. More fun illustrations. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Top Ten Tuesday: 2021 Reads I Still Want to Read

 This week's topic is books from 2021 that I still want to read - this is a large list. Every year, so many great looking books come out and it's hard to read them all. Here are some still on my reading list.














Monday, January 17, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr Day

 I made this for my library's social media channels. We're starting to share 6 book recommendations weekly for kids, teens, and adults. I thought I'd share it here.

These are books we have in the library.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Kids Summer Reading (2): Ocean of Possibilities

  This year's theme is Ocean of Possibilities

It's another year of uncertainty - will we have in person programs? Will we do a hybrid program?  The crafts are easier to plan because you need the same pieces. 

These program ideas come from Pinterest.

My account

The library's account (which has way more)

Last week's post was crafts for the littles. Check it out here

This week I'm sharing some craft ideas for older kids. Last year, we did 3D animals crafts and they went out like hot cakes.  

Yarn Turtles:

Origami Fish:

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Picture Book Review: Amah Faraway


Video chats aren't the same in real life. Kylie isn't sure about visiting Amah (her grandmother) in Taipei. Kylie isn't sure...until she is. And then nothing can stop her from having a fun.

A fun story about family who live far away from each other. This clever book flips on itself half-way through and becomes the same story with different meanings. A great story to share together.

Library Recommendation: Highly recommended for your school and public libraries.

* book sent for review