Showing posts from December, 2023

Happy holidays!

Hi everyone! I'm taking Christmas off from blogging, because (a) I haven't finished any books and (b) I don't know that anyone will be stopping by on the holiday to read a blog post anyway. I do hope to finish reading Solitaire  by the new year and share about that, but I can't promise anything—I'm playing it by ear! I do have one random tidbit—I'm pretty much obsessed with an adult animated miniseries on Netflix called Carol & the End of the World , and although I can only vouch for the first 3 of the 10 episodes so far, I feel like watching it just might be the perfect Christmas gift to yourself! It's hilarious and kindhearted and deeply thoughtful, and although it is DEFINITELY NOT appropriate for kids, perhaps my adult readers will find something to love in it. This article on The Verge  is what convinced me to watch it. That's all for now! I hope everyone has the happiest of holidays, and if this season is one that brings up challenging emotions

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Look on the Bright Side and more!

Hello everyone! I'm trying to think of some pithy and engaging intro to this post, but I'm failing, so there's that. Actually, wait—I remembered that I wanted to link back to last week's review of The Do-Over  in case you missed it, since that is an absolutely delightful  MG graphic novel worth adding to your list! Now let's talk about some books! Middle Grade/Young Adult: Look on the Bright Side Written by Lily Williams and Karen Schneemann, and illustrated by Lily Williams Graphic novel · 2023 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations Heads-up: I will keep this review  spoiler-free  of  Go with the Flow ! To do so, I am not including the publisher's description of the book, but you can view it here . Second heads-up: This book is about high schoolers, but it has MG energy and is completely appropriate for middle schoolers, so I'd say it fits into both MG and YA categories. This duology is a great pick for middle schoolers who are always wanting to r

MMGM and #IMWAYR: The Do-Over and more!

Hello, hello! I am hours away from submitting my final assignment for my first semester of grad school (🥳), and I've finally had the chance to get back into reading for fun, thank goodness. I've missed you all, so I wanted to poke my head in today and share my reading exploits. Let's do it! Middle Grade Left to right: Florence, Millie (our protagonist), Claire, and Gabby. Dear Rosie Written and illustrated by Meghan Boehman and Rachael Briner Additional writing and coloring by Tom Pickwood Graphic novel · 2023 · · · The publisher says: · · · Seventh-grader Millie has the best friends in the whole world: Florence, Claire, Gabby, and Rosie, but when Rosie dies in a car accident everything changes. Rocked by grief, the remaining four girls struggle to move on. Millie barely understands her normal pre-teen feelings, let alone the messy ones left behind by Rosie, so she outruns her emotions by throwing herself into a mystery: a cryptic notebook abandoned at her family's lau