In one word: Gripping Cannonball Read Bingo: Shelfie Review 2021: Hi. Me again. Hear with more French fervor. Love. Her. I have the latest installment of the Dublin Murder Series on my bookshelf, and in fact, I think I’ve had it for months. But once I read it, I am caught up, and I can’t quite face that. So as a pandemic project I decided to reread all of them to then make my way to the most recent installment. I’m here to report that […]
I read these books all together for our Young at Heart book club so it only feels right to review them all together. Our goal for book club was to find book selections that reminded us of childhood in order to (hopefully) inspire a bit of lighthearted nostalgia. For the most part, these books succeeded on that metric for me. Ghost Squad – 4 stars Up first is Claribel Ortega’s Ghost Squad. I often have trouble sinking into Middle Grades books – it is where […]
My retired librarian mother and I are alike in many ways; but one of the big differences between us* is that I’m a big proponent of rereading books, and she never rereads ANY THING. She says there are too many books that she hasn’t read to spend time on rereading. Personally, as much as I do like going back to books, I usually only reread books I enjoyed like A Wrinkle in Time, The Stopping Place and The Owl and the Pussycat.
Can she save her father’s kingdom from an evil sorceress? ^^ that’s the blurb on the front of this book and while, technically, yes, also ugh no. Set after the timeline sequel Wise Child but written after, Juniper follows the titular character on the first part of her journey from the spoiled, only child and princess of a local king/chieftain in England in the early days of Christianity to the powerful, peaceful, centered doran we know she becomes. And yes, she has to fight a sorceress who is threatening her father’s […]
This is a book that is very worthwhile despite being somewhat hard to track down (although, as it were, not as hard as the sequel/prequel, Juniper). Wise Child is a great example of the value of a well-funded school district. I cannot begin to count the number of books that I was recommended by my middle school librarian (hi Ms. Miller!), who would patiently roam the aisles with me after school while I was waiting to be picked up. This is one of them, though, and […]