Halloween Picks for Little Pumpkins

Halloween Picks for Little Pumpkins

30 October, 2014 Children's Books 0

With Halloween almost upon us, here are some spooktacular stories for the littlest pumpkin in your house! Vampirina Ballerina Hosts a Sleepover  In the second Vampirina story, our heroine shows us how to host a successful sleepover.  And how do you do that when you’re a vampire?  Easy — you… Read more »

Bringing Up Bébé

Bringing Up Bébé

21 October, 2014 Nonfiction 4 ★★★★

The book, Bringing Up Bébé, made a splash when it came out a couple years ago.  Much like Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom, parents (moms) were quick to jump to either side of the Bébé debate.  You either felt that Druckerman was assaulting American parenting and you… Read more »

Tomboy

Tomboy

17 October, 2014 Nonfiction 1 ★★★★★

What defines who you are?  Is it the clothes you wear?  The games you play?  Your friends?  Or is it something deeper?  Are you defined by who you are on the inside?  I think we all strive to have our insides and outsides match.  In other words to be defined… Read more »

The Boy Who Drew Monsters

The Boy Who Drew Monsters

16 October, 2014 Thriller 3 ★★★★

  It’s October and if you’re looking for a book that will cause you to jump at things that go bump in the night; a book that will make you leave the lights on while you read, then Keith Donohue’s The Boy Who Drew Monsters is the book for you…. Read more »

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

15 October, 2014 Fiction 1 ★★★★½

Eimear McBride’s debut novel will challenge all preconceived notions of a debut novel.  It’s raw, visceral and brutally intense.  A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is the shattering and challenging story of a young woman’s attempts to drown her mental anguish with physical pain.  Like many Irish authors before her,… Read more »

Rooms

Rooms

9 October, 2014 Fiction 0 ★★★½

Lauren Oliver is the best-selling author of the YA trilogy, Delirium, and Rooms is her first adult novel.  It was also my first introduction to Oliver’s work and I promise that it won’t be my last. Rooms is a ghost story.  Richard Walker has died, and his children and ex-wife… Read more »

Cry Father

Cry Father

8 October, 2014 Fiction 8 ★★★★★

Have you ever read a book that is so incredible–that leaves you so without words to describe what you have been through that you need to re-read it?  Plain and simple you need to go back and immerse yourself in the wonderment of what you have finished.  Now I’m not… Read more »