This week, I posted:
–New Releases– Read my review for:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my review for:
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating Jackaby and Educator Night. Read my reviews for:
[***] A surprisingly tender story about loss and how a mother and son cope with it. Apparently the ending can be interpreted in many ways but I was a tad confused by it.
[***] Similar to the Cozy Classics board book series, this is a one-word per spread that if you’re familiar with the story already has the story arc. Alison Jay’s illustrations are great.
[**] This board book is a condensed version of Ten Orange Pumpkins. Stephen Savage’s distinct illustrative style plus his fun cast of spooky characters plus an educational element mixed in with the story equal a great read aloud for young readers.
I don’t normally like animal stories but who can resist a family of theatrical possums? Learning the tricks of the trade for fun and for survival, a trio of them must use everything they know when they’re suddenly faced with all kinds of adventures and challenges.
As much as I enjoyed the story more than I thought I would, there is no way to convince me these critters can be cute!
[***] [Off the Shelf Reading Challenge]
Bound to You is an omnibus of the following two books:
Spellbound by Christopher Pike
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Cindy is your typical teenager with not your typical teenage problem: either her boyfriend killed his last girlfriend or there’s some sort of monster killing people off.
Spellbound is probably the type of novel Christopher Pike is known for: supernatural horror. But it also includes a sprinkling of spirituality that sets him apart.
Fun, quick read.
The plot of See You Later screams genre YA from the get go. It’s a love story with a sci-fi twist involving time travel. It is perhaps one of Christopher Pike’s most autobiographical works. Some of his Facebook posts sounds exactly what Mark believes. It is also very referential- the video game The Starlight Crystal will make a couple more appearances as a short story in Remember Me 3 and as its own novel.
And, as another reviewer noted, there are clear echoes here of what Witch World will be in terms of the main characters’ beliefs.
Expect posts for
-New Releases on Tuesday- there are some fun ones coming out!
-Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge on Wednesday
-A post about my 53rd favorite book of all time either Monday or Tuesday
-Celebrate This Week on Friday
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!