Monday, January 22, 2018

18 Retellings I Will Finally Read in 2018

One of my Bookish Goals for this year is to read at least 10 Retellings. One day when I was thinking about what I wanted to start reading and books that I have been meaning to read, I decided to make a list of some Retellings that I have bought over the years but haven't read yet. Which led to me deciding to challenge myself and pick 18 of those retellings to try and read this year.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Let Me Finish! By Minh Le and Illustrated by Isabel Roxas

Title: Let Me Finish!
Author: Minh Le
Illustrator: Isabel Roxas
Length: 20 pages
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Source: Library Book
When our young hero settles in to read, the last thing he wants is for some noisy animals to ruin the ending of the story.
But ruin it they do. 
And as it turns out, the boy is quickly approaching a surprise ending of his own! Maybe he should have listened to the animals after all. . . . This silly, timeless picturebook with a clever meta twist introduces debut author Minh L 's witty text and Isabel Roxas's eye-catching illustrations.


Friday, January 19, 2018

From My Notebook #1: Book Review - The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Feature at My Bookish Itinerary
When I read I write notes, thoughts, and quotes about the book in a notebook. I sometimes write drafts or full book reviews in my notebooks too. And sometimes I forget to write up a review from those notes. Or sometimes I would forget to type up and/or post those reviews. So From My Notebook will be the notes, thoughts, quotes, or full reviews that I had in one of my notebooks from other the past years that I forgot to share before. 

Book Review of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Read: May 2015

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #104: My 2018 Bookish Goals

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. As of January 2018, Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.


January 16: Bookish Resolutions/Goals

Monday, January 15, 2018

Goodbye 2017. Hello New Year!

I really can't believe that it is already about the middle of January 2018. I haven't been around the blog and reading community much last year. I could give you a lot of different reasons as to why I wasn't around much, but I won't do that.

But I will update you on parts of my life from these past few months and update you on how I did with my 2017 Reading Challenges.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter and Illustrated by Steve James

My Bookish Itinerary: Cutie Pie's Shelf Childrens Book Review
Title: Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library
Author: Vicki Myron and Bret Witter
Illustrator: Steve James
Length: 40 pages
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Classification: Children's Book
Release Date: 2009
Source: Library Book
The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure. 
When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he's truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.