**UPDATE, OCTOBER 20: S.E. Hinton seems to have backed off a bit. She is still adamant that she has written the characters as straight, but seems to be more accepting that readers will have their own interpretations and that it is not an insult to her that they do.** This John Green quote gets thrown […]
For October, I am focusing on spooky reads and blending some classics and some NetGalley reads. What are you planning to read this month? Stay bookish, lovelies!
I obtained a book or two… The bottom image with the picture books is ones I got specifically to stock my little free library!
Bluestocking Bookworm – August Reading Recap The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (★★★☆☆) The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (★★★☆☆) The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (★★★★☆) Red Queen by Christina Henry (★★★★☆) Number the Stars by Lois Lowry (★★★★☆) Origin in Death by J.D. Robb (★★★★☆) Salt & Storm by Kendall […]
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by the fine folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. They totally rock, so check them out! This week, they indicated a TV theme in honor of Fall TV shows. For me, that doesn’t work. I am a book blog. I like TV, but I don’t […]
Prompt: A Book With a Number in the Title Here, have four! I haven’t read any of these yet (seeing a theme here, lovelies?) but I found all of them at various used book sales. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemesin Seveneves by Neal Stephenson 419 by Will Ferguson What […]
Prompt: Favorite Illustrator I really love doing challenges like this, because it makes me think about things I wouldn’t otherwise think about. Like, I never would have thought about who my favorite illustrator is if I hadn’t been prompted to. From a kids’ books perspective, I have to say my favorite illustrator is Michael Martchenko. He […]
Prompt: A Book With a Colour in the Title I didn’t have anything more interesting than black, white, and gray! I also haven’t had the pleasure of reading any of these books yet. Have you read any of them? What did you think? Stay bookish!
Prompt: A Book That Changed How You Think About Something Columbine by Dave Cullen I remember when the Columbine shooting happened. I remember how it affected my high school career. I remember the media spin. I read this book in May and I was really interested to see how I had been mislead by the […]
Prompt: Currently Reading Silent Hall by N.S. Dolkart (Release Date: June 7, 2016) Goodreads Blurb: A coward’s son, a merchant’s daughter, a young prince, a wild girl, and a half-dragon all find themselves refugees from their island home. When a plague destroys their home, they try to forge their own future. Along with a sinister […]