Thank you, Noriko, for so kindly inviting me to do the End of the Year Book Tag and also reminding me that I will need to start writing 2018 on my papers very soon. 1. Are there any books you started this year that you need to finish? I think that the only people who… Continue reading A bookish reminder that next year is twelve days away
About the following mini-reviews: If you're like me and only need a (very, very, very) general idea of a book and a positive recommendation to be convinced into reading it, the keywords will be the star of the show. If you're not like me and need a broader summary and an actual review, I do that… Continue reading November mini-reviews
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.