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This is my 50th #IMWAYR post!
It was a pretty busy week here on the blog.
I also created a list of all the libraries I’ve visited since moving to Portland a little over five years ago.
I started a new meme- #FlashbackFriday- and talked about my Commitment to Literacy and how many books I’ll end up donating.
I also shared how Max, the character for the picture book I’m eventually going to write, looks like on Facebook. I’m feeling creative again!
-Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea [*]- Cute and funny.
-The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman [**- My Pick of the Week]- Finally a Neil Gaiman book I didn’t hate! The Ocean at the End of the Lane is wonderfully weird and deliciously dark. I actually wanted more of this world he created with its unique characters and situations that will keep you turning the pages to see how they turn up.
-Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek [*]- This is another one of those cute picture books. Deals with friendship and different kinds of birds.
-Library Mouse: A Friend’s Tale by Daniel Kirk [**]
-Library Mouse: A World to Explore by Daniel Kirk [*]
I’ve enjoyed the Library Mouse books so much! A Friend’s Tale was particularly good because not only does it tackle the topic of friendship (as does A World to Explore) but also the collaborative efforts between writers and illustrators. In the background, you’ll see some beloved children’s books prominently featured!
-I’m The Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry [*]- Another darkish picture book along the same lines of Jon Klassen’s books.
-Never Ever by Jo Empson [**]- This picture book made me loud out loud! Great illustrations with a cute surprise at the end.
-The Very Big Carrot by Satoe Tone [*]- A cute picture book that could have been executed better.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I’m reading John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines. I may also start The World’s Strongest Librarian.
Have a great week! Happy Reading!