THE LIAR IN THE LIBRARY, by Simon Brett, Black Thorn

When an author event at the local library ends in murder, Jude finds herself a suspect in the waspishly witty new Fethering mystery. Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven?t met for twenty years, Jude is … Continue reading THE LIAR IN THE LIBRARY, by Simon Brett, Black Thorn

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JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

These kids all love to read—alone or together, on a bus or in a parade. And every time they open a book, they open up a whole new world, too! “A delightful tribute to reading anything and everything all the time. . . . There’s something for everyone.” —Booklist “A chipper, colorful celebration of the … Continue reading JUST READ, by Lori Degman, Illustrated by Victoria Tentler-Krylov, Sterling Publishing

SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he's not going to take any more chances. So at his friend's birthday party at the beach, Sam … Continue reading SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF SHARKS, BOOK #2, by Katie & Kevin Tsang, Illustrated by Nathan Reed, Sterling Children’s Books

GOODREADS “CHOICE AWARDS 2018,” AND MY THOUGHTS – PART TWO

Let's continue with part two of Goodreads Winners 2018... Goodreads Winner for Best Poetry The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One WINNER 25,298 votes  by Amanda Lovelace Poet Amanda Lovelace wins her second Goodreads Choice Award for the latest book in her Women Are Some Kind of Magic series: The Witch Doesn't Burn in This … Continue reading GOODREADS “CHOICE AWARDS 2018,” AND MY THOUGHTS – PART TWO

GOODREADS “CHOICE AWARDS 2018” AND MY THOUGHTS – PART ONE

Here are the latest and greatest voted for by Goodreads' readers.  I've added a bit of information for those who are not familiar with these books and want to know more.  My suggestion for all is to read them and judge for yourself if you agree with the Goodreads' outcome.  I did have a few … Continue reading GOODREADS “CHOICE AWARDS 2018” AND MY THOUGHTS – PART ONE

I’D RATHER BE READING, THE DELIGHTS AND DILEMMAS OF THE READING LIFE, by Anne Bogel, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

Out September, 2018 For so many people, reading isn't just a hobby or a way to pass the time--it's a lifestyle. Our books shape us, define us, enchant us, and even sometimes infuriate us. Our books are a part of who we are as people, and we can't imagine life without them. I'd Rather Be … Continue reading I’D RATHER BE READING, THE DELIGHTS AND DILEMMAS OF THE READING LIFE, by Anne Bogel, Baker Books/Baker Publishing Group

BANISHED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #3, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

While lying in the hospital in a place called Kansas, Princess Dorthea of Emerald struggles to regain her memory of the events that propelled her out of the land of Story—and to remember how to get home. Meanwhile, in Story, Rexi, with the help of Excalibur, continues to gain confidence in writing her own tale … Continue reading BANISHED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #3, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

WANTED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #2, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

In the sequel to Spelled, can Robin Hood's daughter, Rexi, stop the Wicked Witch from finding Excalibur? Fairy-Tale Survival Rule No. 52: No matter how difficult the obstacles or all-powerful the evil villain, one can rest assured that the hero of the story never dies. The sidekicks though... they should be worried. Rexi Hood is … Continue reading WANTED, STORYTELLERS SERIES #2, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

SPELLED, THE STORYMAKERS SERIES #1, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire

Link to Book #2 Review Here Link to Book #3 Review Here Somewhere over the rainbow, all spell is about to break loose… Fairy Tale Survival Rule No. 32: If you find yourself at the mercy of a wicked witch, sing a romantic ballad and wait for your Prince Charming to save the day. Yeah, no thanks. … Continue reading SPELLED, THE STORYMAKERS SERIES #1, by Betsy Schow, Sourcebooks Fire