I love it when I get a blog request! Thanks Britnie for the suggestion! This list isn't meant to be in any ranking order. It's just a list of books hat my kids and I have loved reading. And as an added bonus, I only put picture books on here that you can check out… Continue reading PRICELESS PICTURE BOOKS!! (Mary’s top 50)
We have this summer program thing going on at the library. The patrons are supposed to keep track of how many minutes they read a day. My first question was, what about audio books? If I listen to an audio book, do I get to count those minutes as the amount of time I had… Continue reading Discussion Time! Does listening to a book count as reading it?
Hey there. Mary here. This book is one that is gaining quite a bit of popularity. It was published in October of last year. You probably have seen the cover, or heard the title. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult 470 pages 3.75/5 stars Ruth Jefferson is the only black nurse that works in Labor… Continue reading Small Great Things
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!!