Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books, 2009 Genre: Young Adult Fiction Award Won: Newberry Medal Winner, 2010 My Rating: A Miranda is a twelve-year-old girl in New York City in the 1970s. She loves to read. Her favorite book is Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time. She loves it so much that she carries [...]
Author: Karen Cushman Publisher: Clarion Books, 1996 Genre: Historical Fiction My Rating: A I have a fondness for books that have won or been nominated for the Newberry Award. These awards are given by the American Library Association annually for the most distinguished children’s books. Most of the books I’ve read and loved are aimed for [...]
I finished reading Princess Academy by Shannon Hale. My review is posted today over at Quirky Girls Read. Please stop by and check out my experience with the book. Here is the link: Princess Academy @ Quirky Girls Read
I finished this award-winning saga of a family that settled early Australia. Parts of the book read like Charles Dickens and part read like history of America. It was also very well written. It was impossible to leave this one alone. My review is up today at Quirky Girls Read. Join me, won’t you.
I finished reading the debut novel of G.M. Malliet’s, Death of a Cozy Writer. It was very good, a very satisfying murder mystery. It was the 2008 winner of the Agatha Award for First Novels. That’s an award given for first novels written in Agatha Christie’s style. The author did a great job doing that [...]
Today I’m reviewing an award-winning book over at Quirky Girls Read. The book is The Confession by John Grisham. I’ll tell you right now, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. My mind was set to thinking at all sorts of levels. On top of that, I got rather emotional about some of the characters and the [...]
I finally finished reading Saturday by Ian McEwan. This is a fabulous, award-winning story of the day in the life of a man in London in 2003. My complete review is here:
Today I’m featuring the latest Calecott Medal winner over at Quirky Girls Read. This is a sweet story about a little dog named Daisy. There are no words, just pictures. It’s perfect for ages 3 and up. Come and check it out.
I’ve been enjoying Julie/Read Handed‘s Monday posts. She’s been introducing us to Flash Fiction. If you’re like me, you’re saying, “Flash what?” Is this fiction that goes so fast I might miss it if I blink? I’ve learned that Flash Fiction is actually a short short-story. There’s a little controversy as to how many words [...]
I’m over at Quirky Girls Read today. I posted my review of Salvage the Bones, the National Award winning book by Jesmyn Ward. The story thlis young author developed is beautifully crafted. It’s the story of a poor black family living in the backwoods of Mississippi down on the Gulf Coast. It covers the ten [...]