It’s Middle Grade March – a month full of reading middle grade books! I’m a huge fan of middle grade books and I really enjoy reading them, so I get […]
My first book review for the year is going to be about a book that left me hurting and that book is Strange the Dreamer. Why did it leave me […]
It’s been a long time since I’ve written on my blog and frankly, I miss it! I have been reading more and more over the months and I haven’t had […]
It’s almost Thanksgiving Day and most Americans are running around doing last minute holiday prep – from last minute grocery shopping to cleaning the house for guests, there is a […]
Coraline is about a young girl whose family moves into an old house that has been split up into three separate residences. Coraline’s family inhabits the main house while two retired theatre performers live in the house below – which used to be the basement. Up on top lives an older man who is training mice to perform in his circus. It’s a curious lot of people yet Coraline feels she isn’t being listened to or seen which makes her feel very alone. Until one rainy day when she discovers a locked door in the sitting room where her family is storing her deceased grandmother’s old furniture that her drab life suddenly takes a radical turn.
Reading The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano was pure delight – although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing since this book deals with a bratty 12 year old boy who squanders the lives he is given without any recourse to his evil ways. But, then, that’s what makes this book so much fun to read!