It’s that time of year – wrap-up time! Submit your three best and one worst books of the year below. Include the link to your post so people can get to your review. If you have something you must say about any of the books, add your comment. Please submit your choices by midnight on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 EST, then watch for our yearly wrap-up post on Pajiba. To see the choices we made in years past, visit our Updates page.
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These three stories have nothing in common other than, they are really sweet stories about special people and special things. Is That You, Eleanor Sue? written and illustrated by Tricia Tusa. Harold Loves His Wolly Hat by Vern Kousky and When I First Met You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark give me happy feels. Eleanor Sue is a clever, cut kiddo who loves to pretend and play dress up. She loves her Saturdays, her mother, her grandmother and having fun. Harold loves his woolly hat as it makes him special. But when he learns that someone else could use […]
Wall-E’s lack of enthusiasm is by no means a reflection of my attitude, I’m super excited! Thank you, Bunnybean, for sending The Language of Thorns and Six of Crows. TLoT has been on my “wish-list” and SoC has been on my “recommended by friends-list” and I had no idea they were by the same author, Leigh Bardugo, until I put my suggestions in the gift exchange form. I’m delighted to hear that your house highly recommends Bardugo and looking forward to reading them. Wishing you a joyful holiday season! Dome’Loki
This was a re-read for me, and I still liked it! I probably would have been okay just going into book two without a re-read and forcing my brain to delve buried memories from chasms deep or whatever, but this was a fast read and I think it was worth it. Lots of little details I know I wouldn’t have remembered, like people’s names, and entire plots . . . I mean, it’s been over four and a half years since I read it the first time. That is literally hundreds and hundreds of books ago for me. What strikes […]
I feel like I can’t really even muster up enough energy to review this. It was okay, not bad. I just didn’t really enjoy it all that much. Parts of it were very cute, and then parts of it were just there. I guess I just never really felt Ben and Arthur’s connection, it was just told to me over and over again, amidst a staggering amount of dramadrama, which I do not like. Ben is a NY native who has recently broken up with his boyfriend Hudson, and is at the post office to mail a box of his […]
I will admit I have only read a little more than half of Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre’s A Love Song, a Death Rattle, a Battle Cry. However, I like to think I have read enough and seen enough of his work on Facebook videos, YouTube, etc. to write this review. Kyle Tran Myhre is not an easy read. I have only found a few poems, songs or essays that I can relate to. There are several beautiful lines that he has created, but those taken out of context, makes the whole work lost. He is an activist who knows his […]
I forgot to write down your name… Sorry!!! But OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG Thank you!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!! I have wanted to read Saga Book 1 since I first saw the cover/learned it was on banned books lists! And I loved A Chair for My Mother as well. And never heard of The Best We Do! A Very Merry Holidays to me!!!!!!!!!! (I probably set this up wrong, sorry……but so excited wasn’t thinking straight!!!)
Cold Mountain (Graphic Novel): The Legend of Han Shan and Shih Te, the Original Dharma Bums is a graphic novel that uses the poetry of Han Shan and Shih Te to tell the story of these two scoundrels. If they existed, that is. The main part of why these people might not have existed is their names are “Cold Mountain” (Han Shan) and The Foundling (Shih Te). And while it is romantic to think they put their poetry on trees, rocks and caves, more likely they are a collaboration of many people. That aside, this is some of the poetry […]
This was more cheesy romance than I expected in my sci-fi western, but it ended up being pretty enjoyable. A group of people from various time periods in the “real” world have woken up randomly in the Wasteland. The Wasteland is full of monsters and not-quite-humans and some creatures sort of like vampires, and one bad dude named Ajani, who is trying to take over. The Arrivals (the folks from our world) don’t know why they’re there or how they got there, but over the years, they’ve banded together, live in the desert in a cowboy camp, and fight Ajani […]