Showing posts from August, 2023

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Ghost Book, plus my favorite graphic novels of the summer!

The time of me posting weekly and commenting on everyone's blogs is most likely coming to an end, seeing as how I'm starting grad school today (if you're reading this on Monday). It's an exciting and also daunting time, and my hope is to preserve my free time as best I can—but I also know myself, and I know that blogging tends to be the first thing to fall off my to-do list, mostly to preserve my own sanity! But I do have one last post to wrap up the summer. And y'all, I have to say, this was the Summer of Graphic Novels for me, because I read... 33 graphic novels this summer, plus 3 re-reads! Bringing me to a total of... 128 graphic novels read in my lifetime! That feels like a huge  success to me, especially considering that not all of my other my summer goals came to fruition amidst the unanticipated chaos and exhaustion that is Life™. So what I'd like to do now is share one last graphic novel from the summer, and then highlight my favorite graphic novels tha

MMGM and #IMWAYR: The Tea Dragon Society, Crumbs, Dancing at the Pity Party, and more!

Why, hello, hello! I've successfully shared all 10 graphic novels I read on my recent trip (see here and here ), so now it's time to catch you up on what I've read since my return. Which isn't much—there was about a week in there where I didn't touch a book at all—but I'm hopefully getting back into a reading rhythm. I've got four warm, inclusive, and thoughtful stories to share with you today, so no more dillydallying—let's get right to it! Picture Books: Bodies Are Cool Written and illustrated by Tyler Feder 2021 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · From the acclaimed creator of Dancing at the Pity Party and Roaring Softly, this picture book is a pure celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. Highlighting the various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive book. With its joyful illustrations and encouraging refrain, it will instill b

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Freestyle, American Born Chinese, My Last Summer with Cass, and more!

My grandfather passed away this week—he was a voracious reader of books and a loyal follower of this blog since its beginning, so I wanted to take a moment to honor and remember him here. He will be missed. ❤️ If you're reading this on Monday, this also happens to be the seven-year anniversary of this blog, and I think this is a good time for me to remember (and share!) how this blog has been a source of joy and connection for such a big chunk of my life. I'm grateful to all of you, whether I regularly comment on your blog or don't know yet who you are, for supporting me on this journey of thinking about the stories I love so deeply! You might recall from last week that I was recently out of town and read 10 graphic novels, and I still have 5 reviews remaining that I'd like to share today. Then next week, I'll catch you up on what I've been reading during the time that this backlog of vacation reviews has been going up. Let's dive in! Middle Grade: Bad Sist