Wish [Chris Saunders]

Wish by Chris Saunders is one of the most beautifully illustrated children's books--or just books in general--that I have ever had the pleasure to read. The artists' work was utterly phenomenal and I would be lying if I did not admit that a large reason I wanted to read this book was due to the amazing…

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Bookforms [Center for Book Arts]

I think that my expectations for Bookforms--put together by the Center for Book Arts, Ana Cordeiro, Celine Lombardi, Sarah Smith, and Elizabeth Sheehan--were a bit unrealistic when I picked up this book. For some reason I had it in my head that reading this book was going to genuinely give me some insight into how to…

Hoot [Carl Hiaasen]; Throwback Thursday

I'm sure a great many of you have heard about the novel Hoot in the past. Likely many more people have seen the movie. It's a pretty fantastic book about consumerism, greedy business, and the need for people to care more about animals and the environment. I've always loved this book, from the very first time…

Lady Smoke [Laura Sebastian]; 2019 YA Releases

Ah, okay, I haven't read Ash Princess yet and I keep meaning to but I never get around to it and I knew when I looked at the author's name that it sounded familiar. Taking a quick look at the prior novel in the series clued me in pretty fast. Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian is the sequel to Ash Princess. If…

Those Amazing Scenes (Places in Books I Want to Visit); Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Ironically, though you wouldn't think it, finding places from books I want to visit was actually incredibly difficult. As you read, I'm sure there are millions of times when you think that you'd 100% want to visit a place, to be there…

Courting Darkness [Robin LaFevers]; 2019 YA Releases

I do not understand how the two main characters for Courting Darkness by Robin Lafevers are connected in even the slightest way. The novel seems like two completely different stories somehow meshed together and, I'll be honest, I don't know how much they actually fit. Of course, I've not read the book so that may mean…