Monthly Archives: January 2013

DIY Reading Bingo

Sometimes I find myself in a reading rut. I love YA and middle grade books, especially realistic and historical fiction. These books make up the bulk of my reading. It’s great for me because I enjoy these books, and it’s … Continue reading

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Review: A Wrinkle In Time – The Graphic Novel adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson

A Wrinkle in Time (the graphic novel) adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle. Margaret Ferguson Books, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Science Fiction Graphic Novel Face Value: Graphic novels have an obvious advantage when it … Continue reading

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Review: Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe

Peanut by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe. Schwartz & Wade Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: Well, it’s straightforward. It is a peanut. There’s not even a title or anything. It may be attention-getting because it … Continue reading

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Review: The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper

The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: I love this cover. Like the content of the books, they’ve gotten better each time, and I think that the cover of … Continue reading

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Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Just One Day by Gayle Forman. Dutton Books, 2013. Currently available. Genre: YA Realistic Fiction Face Value: HALLELUJAH. This is a YA book that looks like a normal, appealing, grown-up book. There are no condescending neon goofy fonts or headless … Continue reading

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Review: Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White

Long May She Reign by Ellen Emerson White. Feiwel and Friends, 2007. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: I continue to enjoy these covers, inspired by famous paintings. It gets at the idea of a girl on display, … Continue reading

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Review: Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge. Amulet Books, 2011. Currently Available. Genre: YA Graphic Novel Face Value: The cover is what caught my attention – otherwise this book would have slipped off of my radar. The style of illustration … Continue reading

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