Friends, I’m over at an online book club site called Bookish Women, where I’m sharing my review of Catherynne M. Valente’s decadent children’s novel, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We certainly did! My husband is home from work for a few days, so I plan on doing lots of reading. I received THE SCORPIO RACES from him, so just as soon as I finish LIESL & PO, that’s what I’ll be reading. How about you? Did… More Merry Day-After-Christmas!
From Amazon: Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one—other than Celie, that is—takes the time to map out the new additions. But… More Book Review: TUESDAYS AT THE CASTLE, by Jessica Day George
Today I’m over at Bookshop Talk, reviewing Diana Wynne Jones’s wonderful middle grade novel, WITCH WEEK. Come say “hi!”
I’m back, after a wonderful vacation to the central Oregon coast! Ah, me, the lighthouses! The seals and sea lions! The tide pools! The seafood! The sand! I was not expecting such lovely, sandy beaches. But the place where we went had both rocky cliffs and sandy beaches. It. Was. Amazing. But I’m glad to… More Reader’s Dilemma
I love Diana Wynne Jones’s quirky wit! I think of it as “British wit,” because it’s shared by some of my favorite British writers: Diana, Terry Pratchett, J.K. Rowling, and Neil Gaiman. I’m hoping my British ancestry means I can tap into that wit at some point. WITCH WEEK is one of the Chrestomanci novels,… More Book Review: WITCH WEEK, by Diana Wynne Jones
I’m over at Bookshop Talk today, talking about E.D. Baker’s fun middle grade fairy tale, THE FROG PRINCESS. I read this delightful story to The Flute (my oldest but still not very old daughter) last winter, while she dealt with pretty much continual illness. The book charmed her to the point where she named her… More Eadric, the Beloved Puke Bowl