Showing posts from March, 2024

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Princess Princess Ever After!

I've only got one short review this week, but hey, it's more than zero, and we love that! Also, I want to say thank you for all the kind comments you all post, especially those from last week—I have been a little short on time to post my own comments and reply to y'all's, but I appreciate your kindness all the same, and wanted to say that here! With that, let's dive in! Early Reader/Middle Grade: Princess Princess Ever After Written and illustrated by K. O'Neill Graphic novel · 2014 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress

#IMWAYR: If You'll Have Me!

Hey everyone! I'm glad to be back for the second week in a row—I've realized I missed reading so much , and getting back into books has been astoundingly good for my mental health. So for once, I'm going to try to heed this message, and actually continue reading—I've got some more books on the horizon I'm excited to try next. In the meantime, I've got a review of a truly delightful YA romance graphic novel for y'all today—so let's dive in! Young Adult: If You'll Have Me Written and illustrated by Eunnie Graphic novel · 2023 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · Momo Gardner is the kind of friend who’s always ready to lend a helping hand. She’s introverted, sensitive, and maybe a little too trusting, but she likes to believe the best in people. PG, on the other hand, is a bit of a lone wolf, despite her reputation for being a flirt and a player. Underneath all that cool mystery, she’s actually quick to smile,

MMGM and #IMWAYR: Saving Sunshine and 49 Days!

Hey, I'm rushing to get this post up because I'm bad at time management! So I'm going to cut my usual blithering at the top of the page—suffice it to say that I'm grateful for how this spring break went, and I'm grateful to be me, and I'm so grateful to have the people and books and songs in my life that I do. 😊 Also, if you missed my short post from last week , I got my first car a few weeks ago—woohoo!!! So that's that—now for some graphic novel reviews! Middle Grade: Saving Sunshine Written by Saadia Faruqi and illustrated by Shazleen Khan Graphic novel · 2023 Add it on Goodreads · Preview the illustrations · · · The publisher says: · · · From Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan comes a relatable, funny, and heart-wrenchingly honest graphic novel about Muslim American siblings who must learn how to stop fighting and support each other in a world that is often unkind. It's hard enough being a kid without being teased for a funny sounding name or wearing

#IMWAYR: Just saying hi!

Hey y'all! It's been a minute since my last post—grad school is as chaotic as ever, and I find myself unwilling to read for all kinds of strange reasons. But it's spring break (huzzah!), and I'm delighted to cram some graphic novels in. I started reading Saving Sunshine  on Friday and meant to have a full review for y'all, but I didn't quite finish reading it in time, so I'll share it in full next week. But it's been beautiful and eye-opening and sweet so far, and I'm excited to talk more about it! Also, I have big personal news I wanted to share—I have a car now!!!!! It's a beautiful Subaru, and although I tried to be extremely empirical in the car-decision process, and it is indeed rated highly, I can't deny that knowing several people who love their Subarus played a part in choosing it. But gosh—it's so  good. It has responsive steering, a powerful but really smooth engine, an absurdly smooth and quiet ride, tons of interior room for i