Weekly reading, vol. 8

Hello, happy Sunday! I’m sick or something and my throat hurts and I have no energy and it stinks. But I have a bunch of mini-reviews for the 11 books I read this week! Still heavy into m/m romances, too, btw. I remember seeing a few reviews of Little White Duck by Na Liu back when it first came out, so I snagged it when I spotted it on the shelf at one of my Read More …

Weekly reading, vol. 7

Happy Sunday, everyone! I had a very good week of reading. First up, I read a freebie that’s been on my TBR since October 2015. Learning to Feel by N.R. Walker is a (Twilight!) fanfic-turned-pro story about an emotionally repressed doctor meeting an artist and falling in love! And it’s kind of…iffy. See, I like the idea, but I didn’t like the narrative style, and some of the word choices kept throwing me off.1 However, Read More …

Very quick reviews: December 2015, part 4 (more picture books)

The very last batch of mini-reviews for December! I still have a few books to review on their own, but this will be the last huge review post for, hopefully, a while. Woohoo! [supsystic-gallery id=7 position=center] Duck for President – Doreen Cronin An over-worked duck decides to run for President in order to get out of doing farm chores. Super cute and sneak-educates a little about how government works! Q is for Duck – Mary Read More …

Very quick reviews: December 2015, part 1 (picture books)

One of the nice things about working in an elementary school library (and in the children’s department at a public library) is that I have the opportunity to check out lots of nifty picture books. I tend to go for ones with quirky art and/or a quirky story– bonus points if it takes place in a library! Here’s some quick reviews of about half of the picture books I read in December.

Very quick reviews: November 2015, part 1 (picture books)

I read 28 books in November! And it was mostly a combination of romances and children’s picture books, which, uh…would make for a very strange (and long) post. So instead I’ll divide them roughly by type and split them into multiple posts! Here’s part 1: picture books. Btw, definitely recommend picking up a picture book or two if you ever get the reading blahs. They’re quick, they have pretty pictures, and the good ones are Read More …

MINI-REVIEWS: A Bad Case of Stripes, Felicia the Critic, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm

A Bad Case of Stripes – David Shannon A classic picture book about a girl who turns all stripey because she’s so worried about what other people think of her! It has heavy shades of Dr. Seuss’ Daisy-Head Maisie, only the moral is not JUST to accept others who’re different from you but ALSO to enjoy what you love, even if nobody else thinks it’s any good. (And apparently also that doctors don’t know anything?) Read More …

Sheepfarmer’s Daughter, Deryni Rising, Book of Enchantments

I’ve successfully inventoried the ENTIRE LIBRARY, by MYSELF, in a little over a week, on part-time hours! I’m super proud of myself and also kinda brain-dead; all I’ve been doing lately is watching TV shows on Hulu and vaguely thinking about reading a book sometime maybe. How have y’all been? I’ve been wanting to read an Elizabeth Moon book FOREVER, so when I was very excited finally got my hands on the audiobook for the Read More …