Millionth re-read. One twin is sturdy and strong, one is delicate and beautiful. Guess which one the parents love more… or at least give more attention… Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated. I love love love the way the ending of the story lets Louise re-write the beginning. Makes me cry EVERY TIME.
Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley 5 star. The princess pricked her finger, and… Not the story you’d expect. Read all her books. ALL OF THEM. Omnitopia: Dawn by Diane Duane 5 star. standalone book. Obsidio by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff 5 star trilogy conclusion The Reluctant Queen by Sarah Beth Durst 4 star. sequel. … More SFF Good Times
The Lady of Shalott Written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Illustrated by Geneviève Côté Amazing pix. Give it to your kid.
Watership Down by Richard Adams Old, old story. Still good. Alt cover, for people who are much to grown-up to read books about animals.
So many other books referenced this one, I decided to read it. No specific spoilers, but the book is almost 40 years old. Eye catching cover, check: spaceship, pterodactyl, and the Yellow Brick Road & Emerald city. Adventure, check. Plot, sort of. First chapter: meant to be shocking. “Lets get married” after their first meeting? … More The Number of the Beast by Robert A. Heinlein
By the author of 101 Dalmations. If you like tangled romance, add two stars. 2 poor sisters meet 2 rich brothers, can you see the double romance looming ahead? Ahahaha, too many love triangles to count. Remember that triangles are full of pointy parts, and the points are sharp.
Most books* that I read involving time-travel back to slavery days were children’s books… An adult black woman traveling back to slavery is going to be a LOT grittier, and so it was. * most recent:
How is this book not required reading? Also, its so much better than the first book, Wizard of Oz. On the other hand, given the movie, it’s just as well this was never Disneyfied. You know that pretty girl in the fairy dress on the cover? Look out for her in the book. She’s a … More The Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum
The main diff between the book and the movie was at the beginning and end: There’s no stupid old woman who hates Toto and becomes the evil witch. There are no farm hands to become the lion the tin-man and the scarecrow. The greyness is there, though. Aunt Em used to be a happy young … More The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
OK, so summer is a good time for light reads too. Dangling by a Thread byLea Wait 4 star A Beeline to Murder by Meera Lester 4 star Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton 5 star