La Isabela; Jakob Kayne [Sylvian Runberg]

La Isabela or Jakob Kayne is a graphic novel written by Sylvian Runberg and illustrated by Mateo Guerrero had a fascinating premise, following the quests of two brothers who set out to improve upon the world as a result of their own experiences. With one brother a healer and blind, Jakob himself is a memory-eater, which…

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The Prince and the Dressmaker [Jen Wang]; Throwback Thursday

So, funny thing. I don't own this book anymore. Recently, a friend of mine at work moved several states over in order to start a new (and hopefully better) job. And, as a going away present, I gifted him my copy of The Prince and the Dressmakerby Jen Wang. I have to admit, part of me…

Early Readers Sampler [Learner Publishing Group]

The Fall 2019 Early Readers Sampler featured three, fairly short children's stories. The first one, The Great Grizzly Race featured a huge bicycle race in which one of the characters happens to be an unfortunate cheater, Maya Likes the Beach detailed a dog's day having quite a bit of fun jumping around in the sand by the ocean,…

Mythology, Linguistics, Feminism, and a Hilarious Fantasy Retelling; Recent NetGalley Requests

Well, I have to laugh today because I've clearly requested far more books than I can handle and here I am again commentating on another batch of books that I've recently added to my request list on NetGalley. I have a problem, clearly, and not the slightest idea how to fix it. I suppose, in…

Science, Sorcery, And a Powerful Commentary on Racism; Recent NetGalley Requests

I probably requested more than I should have today, but on the bright—I guess?—side, one of them was denied this afternoon. I gotta give the publisher credit for timeliness. It’s been a fairly long day and I don’t fully feel as though I’ve really gotten nearly enough done. And where reading is concerned, I certainly…

The Wendy Audiobook and Giveaway!

It was just a short time ago that I wrote about this book and the fact that it would soon have an audiobook to accompany the other formats through which it is available. Well, today’s the day that The Wendy has been released in audiobook format! Ironically, I'd completely forgotten about this until I got an…