Sunday, May 28, 2017

Rose Under Fire

Title: Rose Under Fire
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Publisher: Bolinda
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I did learn a lot from this work of historical fiction, but it just was not as amazing as the first book in the series, Code Name Verity.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 5/21-5/27

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson
Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
Julia Defiant by Catherine Egan
More of Me by Kathryn Evans

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 5/14-5/20

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

First Reads from Goodreads:
Before the Rain Falls by Camille Di Maio
Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh
A Filthy Business by William Lashner

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ramona and Her Father

Title: Ramona and Her Father
Author: Beverly Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 97800688221140
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This was another book that I had not read as a child but had read others in the series.  Ramona is still as entertaining now as she was then, but the new (2006) illustrations just do not fit with the 1975 text.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Title: Salvage
Author: Alexandra Duncan
Publisher: Greenwillow
ISBN: 9780062220141
Why Read?: Early Reads

Thoughts: I was not sure about this at first as it started off as a space opera, but it turned out to be a very engaging story with some pretty deep themes.

Rating: 4/5

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Title: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Author: Judy Blume
Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 9780739330371
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I never read this when I was little (although I did read some other books in the Fudge series).  Definitely a fun, quick read that will entertain adults as well as children, but most likely for different reasons.

Rating: 3/5