Thoughts on “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne Valente

After reading many glowing reviews of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente, I knew I wanted to read it. A member of my book group was kind enough to lend me her copy. About the Book: At 12 years old, September is a precocious child. She […]

Thoughts on “Savvy” by Ingrid Law (Audiobook)

A coworker from my old bookstore job loved Savvy by Ingrid Law enough that I heard it recommended many times over. When I needed an engaging audiobook for a recent bus trip, I decided to give Savvy a go. About the Book: Mississippi “Mibs” Beaumont is about to turn thirteen. This birthday may not be […]

Thoughts on “Peter and the Starcatchers” by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson (Audiobook)

After finishing Leviathan and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (reviews coming, I swear!), I wanted something in a similarly adventuresome vein. I’d been meaning to try the Starcatchers series, so I listened to the first one on audio. About the Book: Peter and the Starcatchers is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Peter […]

CRP: “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis (Part 2)

The Classics Reclamation Project is my personal challenge to read and enjoy the classics. Each Wednesday, I post about the classic I’m reading at the moment. At last, I’ve finished The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis! I posted about the first four books in my seven-in-one volume two weeks ago. This week I’ll talk […]

Thoughts on “Peace, Locomotion” by Jacqueline Woodson (Audiobook)

When I posted about some of my favorite young adult and middle grade audiobooks last month, Em from Love YA Lit recommended Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson. I’m so glad she did! About the Book: Lonnie Collins Motion (Locomotion, for short) is in the sixth grade. He writes letters to his younger sister, Lili, which […]