Monday, January 15, 2018
If you like horror stories, you'll like this one. It's a great modern ghost story. I'm a fan of Rin Chupeco, She can tell a story. Fine for any high school library. I think Steven King fans will enjoy. Audiobook also good.
This is such a lovely series. Written with love for the characters. Think Sherlock Holmes as a woman and in Africa. I would love to visit Botswana. Learn about the culture and beauty of this country in this story. Enjoy.
The story continues. Fine for high school libraries. Enjoy this retelling of Sleeping Beauty, as Aurora's story continues. Enjoy.
It's the after story of Sleeping Beauty. She's one spunky girl, trapped between cruel royalty and also catching up to the present. It's a fine book and a good choice for high school libraries.
Friday, January 12, 2018
I listened to the audiobook version of this. I'm going to pass on this book for my high school library. it was all over the place and a little disconnected. I really liked Life As We Knew It better. This book was about events leading up to the big bang but not what happened. It's kids making bad choices. Skip this book.
Sunday, January 7, 2018
I want to go to Botswana thanks to Alexander McCall Smith. It's brilliant and I wish there was a Precious Ramotswe. Jill Scott, the actress and the cast did a great job thanks to HBO bringing it all to life. The books are brilliant and so are the audiobooks. Enjoy.
It's a new teen hero bitten by a spider with special powers. The new Spider Man is a regular teen. It's a good story for fans of super hero stories. Fine for any school library. Enjoy. Audiobook also good.
This is one intense story. I'm going to get this for my high school library. It's gaming online warfare. Doctorow can write a good story. This is my third story. He makes you think and he's done some serious research. It's a smart and brilliant story. It's also a good guy's read. Enjoy.
This is one wild story. Manipulation, love, death, fights, curses, and horses. It's a passionate story that is legendary. Jealousy is a dangerous thing. It is set in a alternate depression era, world. It's a good read.
Friday, January 5, 2018
Oh my goodness, this is a challenging read. War at any time in history is horrible and this is brutal. 1415 was an intense year and people were not nice. Those with power were abusive to those who were not. It's an incredible book, based on a true epic historic event. The narrative takes us through the story with Nick Hook who is an incredible archer. It's a solid read and a good audiobook. We should read these historic stories.... no matter what time frame from now to the past so we can learn to be better people and understand how brutal war is.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
The audiobook is interesting to listen to, there's a charming Irish accent as well as an alien accent.
It's entertaining but I wouldn't buy for my high school library. Great for perfect private and public libraries. Enjoy. Good guys read.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Oh it's a good one. Enjoy adventure, romance, danger and face the scariness of warfare. The tragedy of death. Napoleon has sent his French armies to take over Spain. Richard Sharpe is an office with the British Army. It's a good read and a good listen. Enjoy.
Monday, January 1, 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017
The audio book is excellent. The whole story is great. I have been a fan since I have read the first book. HBO had made a great show of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. I wish they had continued the story. There were great actors such as Jill Scott and more and the filming was also great of a beautiful country in Africa. It was a smart and entertaining story. A story line of community around Precious and also how clever she is solving cases. Enjoy.
This is hilarious. I can see why it won so many awards. It's a coming of age story. Right up there with A Year Down Yonder. Perfect for middle school libraries. There are positive messages to racism of the time. It's a good read and a good listen to. Enjoy.
This is a charming detective story set in Africa, Botswana. I read the first one years ago. Then HBO had a great series based on the stories starring Jill Scott who nailed it and a great cast all together. I wish HBO had never ended the first season. It was one of the best shows they had ever produced.
The audio book is also awesome. You hear an authentic cadence to the story. Enjoy.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
I enjoy this series. If you like Harry Potter then this is a good series to also enjoy. It's magic, family dysfunction, a mentor, adventure and a baddie. Fine for elementary, middle and high school. Enjoy.
Friday, December 29, 2017
Every library should have the collection of Diana Wynne Jones on their shelves. They are great stories. I'm enjoying this series. So far I've read two of the books. They are filled with adventure, humor, danger and magic. Enjoy.
I was able to hear Scott Kelly speak for Fresno's Town Hall this fall. This is actually the third astronaut I've hear speak. I remember the moon landings even though I was a wee little girl. There's something about the exploration of space. It is worth listening. It's all the right stuff! The audiobook also good. Enjoy.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Art is very important, as well as the artist's story. Read the background of this famous man. Then go online and look at his paintings. If you can see his work in a museum that would even be better. Years ago at the Getty in LA I got to see a special exhibit of Vincent Van Gogh's work. Amazing. I love the iris study but now I am also appreciating the sunflower series and of course the Starry Night art. Oh great now I have the song in my head. Audio book also good. I'm getting this for my high school library.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
OMG a must read and I'm getting for my high school library. The audiobook also very good. It's so real and scary in the contemporary world. Government conspiracy and technology. SCARY. It's a thriller. Enjoy. and think.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Fantastic book and great audiobook. A must in high school libraries. Enjoy. Family, foster, adopted and each sibling has their own story as they mesh with their found biological sibling. It's a good story.
The audio book is fantastic with excerpts of music that connect the story to real sounds. It's a good read and a good listen too. Fine for any school library. A bit of a fantasy and some touches of history so that young readers have a stronger connection to events in history.
It's a good read and it's a good audio book. Good plot with good twists. The girl is the hero and must make difficult choices. Adventure and danger, mystery and romance makes this a good story. Will get for my high school library. Enjoy. Set in an alternate universe. Enjoy.
Friday, December 22, 2017
I love this series. If you enjoy murder mystery, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes then enjoy a contemporary series and laugh in this who-done-it series. Audio book also very good. Enjoy.
13 Minutes is a psychological thriller. It's a good read. I think it's pretty intense. The audiobook is also good. Set in Britain, cell phones leave clues as to what happened. It's a mystery and it's a good one. Enjoy.
A classic retelling of the Pied Piper. Rats have infested villages and when a magical rat catcher isn't paid a dangerous price is paid. I think I will get for my high school library. Enjoy.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Oh my goodness, I'm getting this for my library. Good guy's read. Lots of technology and tricks. Scary when government has too much power. Enjoy. It is a must read. Oh and a bit of sex. But fine for high school librariess
Enter the dangerous world of the fae and enter of world of war between humans and the fae. A mother, a missing child and a mystery, years later Lilywhite becomes part of this world. It's a good read and perfect for personal libraries and public libraries.
It's a dangerous world with science experiments gone out of control. Politics and power, lies and teens make this future world a place where memories can be taken away and false ones implanted. I haven't read the first book yet. This book can be read with out the first one. It's good and I would get for my high school library. Enjoy.