I bumped into another amazing graphic novel today! You'll recognize the illustrations. David Wiesner has won the Caldecott award three times. The award winning book Tuesday is probably the most recognizable. This is also a fabulous picture book. Anywho- graphic novel! 182 pages 5/5 stars! Mighty Neptune is open for business! He has his own… Continue reading Fish Girl!
I get so jazzed about Battle of the Books every year. For those of you who are unfamiliar, this is a national competition for school aged kids grades 3-12. Every year they pick a bunch of books for the kids to read, and then in May they ask all kinds of questions. The answer to… Continue reading BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!
Have you ever gotten really caught up on a book, you're really just loving it, and then WHAM- there is a major typo. I admit, I usually think a typo is kind of funny. It even makes me feel a little smart, knowing I caught something the editor missed. But that second typo. Not funny… Continue reading How many typos is too many? (Mary)
Hey everyone! We shook it up this month. A local company was starting a book exchange in their workplace, and being the awesome community aware bloggers that we are, we decided to donate our free Friday book (plus a couple others) to the cause. Or in other words, my husband's boss said "Hey! How… Continue reading Free Fraturday
Stan Lee wrote an autobiography! And the fun part? It's in comic book form! I mean- it wouldn't be Stan Lee if it was in any other form. Am I right? I am not really a comic book reader. In fact, I skipped right over Spider-man in the Sunday papers as a kid. Mary-Jane hung… Continue reading AMAZING FANTASTIC INCREDIBLE!
Sometimes all I really want is to read a good Jane Austen type love story, but I'm just WAY too lazy. It's like my brain really wants rich, heavy, delicious cheesecake, but all it can muster up the energy for is bubble gum flavored cotton candy. So, at least once a year I allow myself… Continue reading Guilty Pleasures (Mary)
For the past month or so I have been getting these intense migraines behind my left eye. I have had 20/20 vision for forever, so it didn't occur to me until recently that maybe I needed to get my eyes checked. I finally went in and yup. Sure nuf! I needed glasses. Well, yesterday I… Continue reading No more reading headaches!!
Mary's Review A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Translated by Henning Koch Published July 2014 by Astria Books (first published in 2012) 337 pages 5/5 stars! Ove (pronounced Oo-vay), is the very definition of a curmudgeon. According to Ove, the world is full of stupid people that don't care about rules. He has made… Continue reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Sometimes my son asks me to just sit in the hall outside his bedroom and read out loud while he tries to fall asleep. He doesn't care what I'm reading. He just says to read whatever I am already reading, out loud. I kid you not, this was the EXACT paragraph I was on when… Continue reading A funny thing happened- Mary
I always feel slightly guilty when I don't finish a book. But, I also think that there is not enough time to read something you are just not enjoying. Today I am sharing my list of the last ten books I didn't finish. 1. Caraval by Stephanie Garner I only made it five pages in.… Continue reading Books Mary didn’t finish.