Happy Second Day of Summer! To celebrate, the theme of this week’s Book Traveling Thursdays requires me to choose a book that I want to read this summer. I’m up for anything to get out of the burning sun and the triple digits outside. I chose Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox. If you look at my Currently… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Summer TBR
Yoon Bum, a scrawny, quiet boy, has a crush on the most popular guy in school and who was nice to him in the military. This crush turns into an obsession and stalking. He goes to Oh Sangwoo’s home and lets himself in. What he saw inside was a psychopath. Yoon Bum becomes Sangwoo’s prisoner. Killing Stalking, a psychological horror manhwa, follows the psychological manipulation of Bum and his twisted relationship with Sangwoo.
Neil Gaiman has been getting a lot of attention lately for American Gods getting picked up for television and the release of Norse Gods. A month ago, his children’s book Cinnamon was released for the first time in print. As an audiobook, it’s an interesting story, and I would like to see illustrations with it. I’ve found that… Continue reading Top 10 Picture Books and Middle Grade Books by Neil Gaiman
This memoir/novel-in-verse tells the tale of a princess who saves herself. Told in four parts (the princess, the damsel, the queen, you), the author shares her life story in the first three parts and a message for the reader in the last. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace poetically narrates a life of survival then triumph.
I saw this book at the library on display with a fairy-tale-and-lore theme for April, and I felt in the mood to read poetry.
The theme for this week is a book that I want to read repeatedly. I would like to say Carry On, but I have reread Cassandra Clare’s City of Lost Souls a couple of times now. I’ve been tempted to read it yet again because I want to see the interactions between Clary, Jace and Sebastian.
I picked up Michael Cho’s Shoplifter because I was interested in a story about an English major – five years out of college – who realizes that she has only been writing copy for an advertising and that won’t change if she continues down this path. That is an interesting premise. Sadly, the story falls short of interesting.
It’s time for another 6 Degrees of Separation, hosted by Kate @ Booksaremyfavoriteandbest. On the first Saturday of every month, readers and bloggers connect the selected book for the month to six other books, forming a chain. The books don’t all have to be related; each book only has to be related to the books next… Continue reading Six Degrees of Separation from Shopgirl to Where the Sidewalk Ends
About two months ago, I said something to my mom about wanting someone to write a YA book with a girl who either is in JROTC or at least wants to join the military. The universe answered, and I found Rites of Passage, by Joy N. Hensley, at the library a week later. Sam McKenna took the last dare that her brother gave her before he died: she joined the first class of girls at Denmark Military Academy. She expected the physical requirements, like push ups and mud crawls, and some hate for being one of the first female students at the school, but she didn’t expect how much some of the boys want her gone.
Have a blessed Memorial Day! It’s also Ramadan, so for those of you who celebrate it: Ramadan Mubarak! This has been a busy month. My five-year blogoversary came around at the start of the month, and I commemorated it with the Blogger Stats Book Tag. The school year has also ended. I’ve also reorganized my shelves.… Continue reading Monthly Wrap-Up: May 2017
This week’s theme is a freebie, so I took this moment to look at the various covers of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Since I reviewed the book on Monday, it’s clear that the theme of this week is The Handmaid’s Tale. While I conducted my search for the original book cover, I stumbled upon the… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: The Handmaid’s Tale