Thursday, February 23, 2017

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Official Trailer (2016)

I don't generally read adult novels, but I was intrigued with the book and then I saw the movie trailer and now I am super intrigued! This definitely goes on my summer reading list. If you have seen the movie AND read the book, then comment below!!

Everything, Everything Trailer 2017 Movie - Official [HD]

So I was watching this trailer the other day and thought to, this looks so good! Then the title came up...Everything, Everything. That's a Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Nominee!! It's in the high school category so I haven't read it, but if it's nominated for a Black-Eyed Susan, then it HAS to be good! Haven't come across a bad one yet. Unfortunately, I am not a movie person, but after I read the book, I may be tempted to see the movie.

If you have seen the movie (I can't remember when it's due out), then please comment below and let me know how it was!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lunch Snoop

I was snooping through Goodreads at lunch the other day and found some pretty spiffy news.

The third and final installment of Gordon Korman's Masterminds will be published 7 March. I'm notorious for reading the first book in a series and leaving it at that and I'm totally guilty of it once again. Masterminds #1 was incredible. I can only describe it as children's dystopia. Basically, it's about a group of kids who find out that they were cloned from a group of criminal masterminds and raised in a "perfect" community to see if environment has more of play than genetics in determine how someone develops. Brilliant plot!

Also, coming out 14 March is Dragonwatch which is the 6th book in Brandon Mulls' Fablehaven series. The last book was published in 2010! Yes, I read the first book and it was really good. Fablehaven is about two kids who are forced to stay with a grandfather that they don't really know and then they find out that he lives on a magical farm/reserve. It's a great book if you like fantasy and I especially appreciate that the magical creatures are not you're sing-song Disney characters. It's very much like the Spiderwick Chronicles, but longer and more in depth. If you like fantasy, then I 100% recommend the Fablehaven series!

March looks like an exciting month!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Exciting Stuff!

Very exciting news. I just started (well, it's been since last year) reviewing advanced copies from the online source NetGalley. Before that I was getting ARCs from my friend's book shop. He doesn't really get many anymore so I went looking for another place to get advanced copies and I found NetGalley! It's a neat little website that I really like for many reasons. The first being I enjoy reading and try to make time which is difficult with two kids. Second, since I read and review children and teen books, I see a lot of them hit the shelves where I work. I work in an elementary school library and I volunteer with a teen book club. Both of these places I enjoy talking about the advance copies I read and recommend them to the main librarians. Third, I get to read some really great books! Well, last week I put in to review the new book, The Suffering Tree, from Elle Casimano and I was accepted!! I was so stoked! Elle Casimano wrote the book Nearly Gone which I fell in love with. OMG!! What a book!! If you haven't read it, then you just have to! It was one of those books that just really stuck in my mind and I couldn't stop thinking about it. There is a sequel, Nearly Found, that I haven't read yet. It's on my summer reading list. My job requires a certain amount of reading so I read what I like during the summers when I'm off.

Right now, I'm reading the ARC for The Bone Witch so I'll start The Suffering Tree after that, but I am too excited!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Unicorn On A Roll by Dana Simpson

Unicorn on a Roll (Heavenly Nostrils, #2)Unicorn on a Roll by Dana Simpson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Unicorn On A Roll is another installment by Dana Simpson of the Heavenly Nostrils series. Phoebe and her unicorn stroll through another school year that’s filled with friendship, sarcasm and new knowledge of unicorns. In Unicorn On A Roll we begin with reminiscing to when Phoebe met her unicorn a little less than a year ago. The book carries on in diary fashion as Phoebe begins school. She enters a spelling bee and gets the lead in the school play much to the chagrin of her rival, Dakota. Phoebe also gets to attend the birthday party of Lord Splendid Humility. In the end, Phoebe is happy to decree - SUMMER!!!

I am trying my hardest to like graphic novels and the Phoebe And Her Unicorn books by Dana Simpson are really helping. The unicorn’s sarcasm gets me laughing out loud and my family just gives me strange looks. They are truly just fun and entertaining books to read. Kids will love them, but I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest them for adults too. Why can’t we have a little fun and EVERYONE can use a little levity once in while. So pick up your copy of Unicorn On A Roll by Dana Simpson and kick your feet up and just enjoy a good laugh!

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