This week, I posted:
–Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge Wednesday– Read my reviews for:
–Writing Entry #1– The story so far in terms of my writing life.
–Celebrate This Week– This week, I’m celebrating Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You! Read my review for:
I’m actually in a reading funk!
[***] Simple, sweet story of one scarf, two words, and a wild assortment of animals all leading into a beautiful resolution.
[****] This has become one of my favorite picture books this year, another tale about an imaginary friend. A coming of age story of what we leave behind and what we should hold on to.
[***] If you liked Last Stop on Market Street, you’ll enjoy this book. A girl’s grandma moves in and despite the language barrier they teach one another the language they speak. Touching.
[***] I’m sure I must have watched the film way back in the day but I can’t for the life of me remember what it was about. So before viewing the film again, I decided to read the book. It was a fun dark silly treat.
[***] This has been a much raved about book at our store. I thought it was going to be a take on Little Red Riding Hood but it was more Alice in Wonderland if anything. A surprising tale of kindness and bravery.
This was an unusual reading experience for me. It was more slice of life with connecting story arcs rather than one throughout. I liked the unlikely pairing of a girl and her unicorn, both of whom are neck in neck absorbed in their own selves but manage to find a lasting friendship with one another.
At first this book sparked disbelief. I don’t think you could have gone anywhere without hearing or seeing a mention of this book. When I finally got around to reading it, the claims sounded so extreme that it was like reading the script of an infomercial. But she did at least win me over to her side by the end.
Her tips and approach are definitely take it or leave it. Of course, if you want it to work, you should take it. Probably the most outlandish thing I read was (not) folding socks so it wouldn’t hurt their feelings. I don’t think I’ll be talking to my socks any time soon but I can understand the concept of how everything has an energy around them and if we direct care and gratitude towards each one, they’ll be happier.
At any case, I cleaned my room a bit after finishing this book.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
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Have a great reading week!