These following five books are my TBR (translation: to be read) for now until Christmas break. Five seems like a small number until each number represents (give or take) two hundred fifty pages and then you magically have a stack of books right in front of your eyes. Five books is a lot. I don't know exactly… Continue reading First lines
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab Keywords: four different Londons (AKA worlds), adventuring, Lila: an aspiring pirate who is stubborn, brave, and bold, Kell: a magician who is kind and loyal and owns an awesome coat Last sentence: That one’ll do. Thoughts: As you probably have too, I’ve heard so many good… Continue reading October mini-reviews
Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer Keywords: road trip, a stubborn old lady, shoe selling, growing up Last (3) line(s): Daring Duck Beats Odds to Win. Another true survivor. Like me. Thoughts: The plot of Rules of the Road sounds like one from a fantasy novel. It's a coming of age story about a… Continue reading October Books
In elementary and part of middle school, my mom would always try to balance out my towering stack of fiction books from the library with some educational nonfiction reads. Most of the time, it didn't work. As kids usually are, I was set in my belief that nonfiction books were BORING. I wanted my stories… Continue reading Wait. Non-fiction can be INTERESTING?
The Help After while, she smile up at me, say, "How old are you?" "Aibileen's fifty-three." Her eyes get real wide. I might as well be a thousand. pg. 283 My Lady Jane “Armies aren’t very good about carrying libraries with them. I can’t imagine why. We’d fight so much less if everyone would just… Continue reading Here’s some quotes because they’re awesome (and because copying and pasting doesn’t take very long.) Enjoy.
My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss Keywords: memoir, cooking, finding where you belong, love Last sentence: I went home again. Thoughts: For me, food memoirs like My Berlin Kitchen are slow books. They're not books I can rip through. I have to read them a few chapters at a time. This book was a really sweet… Continue reading August Books
I am what you would call a 'teenager.' Waiters no longer give me coloring pages and crayons. Tickets for museums and amusement parks and whatnot aren't discounted anymore. I have to take off my shoes at the airport. People ask me what I want to do when I grow up, but they ask it seriously.… Continue reading Middlegrade recommendations