Category Archives: Adult

Quarantine Book Buys and State of the TBR

The #CybilsReadDown is done!  I have a few more books to review, but I read a lot. Here are the books that have come into my life since my initial post – mostly purchased from local bookstores, but a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Lists, Middle Grade, picture books, Print, Teen/Young Adult | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Guest Post: Graphic Novels for Adults & Teens on Hoopla

A couple weeks ago, when I shared the list of graphic novels for kids on hoopla that I put together here on Facebook, my friend Adi started commenting with more and more titles of graphic novels that he’d read and … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Graphic Novel, Teen/Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Enjoying What Is: Paladin’s Grace and Iron Hearted Violet

It’s so easy to make things harder for ourselves by focusing on the way we think things should be, rather than the way things really are.  Here are two stories (Paladin’s Grace for adults, Iron Hearted Violet for kids) about … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Print, Romance | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Muslim Heritage Books on Hoopla

I just remembered it’s Muslim Heritage Month (I’ve been a little distracted!) So, in my ongoing series of books you can download from your library if it subscribes to hoopla, I present the following.  Unfortunately, I have read only a … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Audiobook, Books, Lists, picture books, Print, Teen/Young Adult | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The True Queen by Zen Cho

I mentioned this book in both of my last two posts, so I thought I should finally write a review of it.  I read it from the library as usual, and then asked for and got it for Christmas so … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Fantasy, Print | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My Favorite Books of 2019

Here’s the long list of the books I loved most last year, with notes to help you find them at your library now. Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Audiobook, Books, Early Chapter Books, Graphic Novel, Lists, Middle Grade, picture books, Print, Teen/Young Adult | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Moontangled by Stephanie Burgis

We met Miss Banks and Miss Fennel, a sweet young couple hobbled by strict social rules, back in the first book of the Harwood Spellbook, Snowspelled. Now it’s their turn for their own story.
Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Fantasy, Print, Romance | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrate Ramen with Magic Ramen and Let’s Make Ramen

My daughter and my love bond over a shared love of ramen.  Here are two books to celebrate it!  Magic Ramen: the Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang and Kana Urbanowica. Little Bee Books, 2019. 9781499807035 This picture book … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Graphic Novel, nonfiction, picture books, Print | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Two Fantasies and a Truth

Well, technically, two fantasy books and a nonfiction – I do believe that fiction can hold just as much truth as nonfiction – but going for the catchier title.  Here’s catching up on reviews of some more of my reading … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Audiobook, Books, Fantasy, nonfiction, Print | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

LaGuardia and Self/Made

Onwards, with some graphic novels featuring powerful women of color from the adult section of the library. I’m a big fan of Nnedi Okorafor, and I buy the adult graphic novels for my library, so naturally I had to purchase … Continue reading

Posted in Adult, Books, Graphic Novel, Reviews, Sci-Fi | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment