Children's Literature

New Posting Schedule + A Deathly Spring Cleaning

I’m back from the hiatus I took this month, and it was good to take a break from blogging and social media, though I didn’t expect to totally abandon the latter. I need to reduce the frequency of my posting because I have less time to blog. For at least April, I would like to… Continue reading New Posting Schedule + A Deathly Spring Cleaning

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness | Book Review

Twelve-year-old Conor O’Malley must come to terms with his mother having terminal cancer and what that means for him. He’s an independent boy who has had to take a lot responsibility during his mother’s illness and after his father left them. He also has to deal with a strict grandmother and bullies at school. What sets all of this in motion is an old tree that hunts him down and forces him to face the truth through storytelling. The movie adaptation of A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, convinced me to read the novel, and both are beautiful.

Movie/Television

7 Good Movies That Made Me Read the Book

I’ve said for years that I mostly prefer books over their movie adaptations. I usually prefer the source material to the adaptation because I’m in a habit of looking for fidelity to the source. But there are times when movies make me interested in their original books. A little while ago, I watched one of… Continue reading 7 Good Movies That Made Me Read the Book

Children's Literature · Review · Science Fiction

Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger

Publisher: Amulet Books Pub. Date: 2016 Genre: Science Fiction, Middle Grade Pages: 263 Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars Vanguard One Middle School is hosting the Robot Integration Program. The Robot Integration Program was created to help one robot, Fuzzy, learn to be human without the Pinocchio magic. He writes his own code using “fuzzy”… Continue reading Fuzzy by Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger

Book Tags

Book Traveling Thursdays: Mental Health Matters

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Every week you pick a book based on the theme of the week and post the original cover, your country’s cover, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate or… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: Mental Health Matters

Book Tags

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Food-Focused Book

Book Traveling Thursdays is a weekly meme hosted by Danielle at Danielle’s Book Blog and Catia at The Girl Who Read Too Much. Based on the theme of the week, you pick one book and post the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. If you would like to participate… Continue reading Book Traveling Thursdays: A Food-Focused Book

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Synopsis from Goodreads: Twenty years ago, all the evil villains were banished from the kingdom of Auradon and made to live in virtual imprisonment on the Isle of the Lost. The island is surrounded by a magical force field that keeps the villains and their descendants safely locked up and away from the mainland. Life… Continue reading The Isle of the Lost by Melissa de la Cruz

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

I’m so sorry about not posting in a long time and not getting the reviews up that I promised to get up. I’ve been busy with school. Better late than never, I guess. Except that I finished this book four months ago. I’m trying to get caught up on reviews, so here’s the review for… Continue reading A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani

Children's Literature · Modern Fantasy · Review

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Synopsis from Back Cover: This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good and Evil, where boys and girls are trained to be fairy-tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an… Continue reading The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Children's Literature · Nonfiction · Review

So, You Want to Work in Fashion? by Patricia Wooster

Synopsis from Goodreads: Have a passion for fashion? This comprehensive guide can help you land your dream job in the world of fashion and design. Fashion is more than fun—it holds a wide array of career opportunities! From high-profile jobs like clothing designer, model, and fashion photographer to the not-so-well-known professions of fabric cutter and… Continue reading So, You Want to Work in Fashion? by Patricia Wooster