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Coyote Blue
3.72
**spoiler alert** This book was hilarious! The author reminds me a lot of Tom Robbins with a pinch of Neil Gaiman thrown in for good measure, though d...more
Jan 07, 2010
Dec 16, 2009
 
Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home
4.06
Despite how much most people complain about tofu, I actually like it. And I'm always looking for new ways to cook it. This book, goes a step beyond si...more
Jan 06, 2013
Dec 31, 2012
 
One Man Guy
3.96
The blurb on Netgalley sounded interesting, so I decided to give the book a try. It is a really well-done book and through some brilliant quotes,it de...more
Mar 11, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
Alias Hook
3.77
This book tells the story behind the man who would become Captain Hook, the villain in the "Peter Pan" stories by J. M. Barrie. It is hard to think of...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
 
Hiroshima No Pika
4.04
I will just include the review that I made for my class as it is more descriptive:

Hiroshima No Pika or the Flash of Hiroshima, is the true story about...more
Mar 2009
Feb 09, 2009
 
Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
3.88
I absolutely loved this book that I randomly picked up in the new nonfiction section at the library! It was a narrative nonfiction about Hungarian/Bri...more
Apr 24, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
Her Ladyship's Curse (Disenchanted & Co., Book 1, Part #1)
3.66
I love steampunk books, so when I saw this in the Teen/Young Adult section, I had to give it a try. I will say that I don't agree with their classific...more
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
 
The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games, #1)
3.66
Grateful Knight is a down-on-her-luck nurse, whose ex-boyfriend ran off with all her money. Her father bailed her out by setting her up in a house in...more
Mar 04, 2014
Mar 04, 2014
 
My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud
3.60
I found about this biography after I blogged about the Muppets yesterday and put a link to the Muppet Wikia, which listed this book. I had already see...more
Jul 24, 2012
Jul 24, 2012
 
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3
4.19
I really enjoyed this manga, because it takes the very slow-paced action of the third book of The Parasol Protectorate series, and makes it much more...more
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
 
The Collected Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh
4.41
I had been looking forward to listening to this for awhile ever since I had found out that Stephen Fry narrated part of it. He has such a distinctive...more
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 30, 2012
 
Many Moons
4.11
This book won the 1944 Caldecott, but this must've been another year where there wasn't much competition. I liked the book, though the story drones on...more
Sep 08, 2012
Sep 11, 2012
 
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
4.44
I originally picked this book up after loving the TV show, but as I don’t have cable, waiting a year to see the next season of the show is an eternity...more
Oct 17, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 01 (Library Wars: Love & War, #1)
3.97
A very funny introductory volume to Library Wars, a futuristic view of Japan where the government has "created a committee to rid society of books it...more
Jan 20, 2012
Feb 24, 2011
 
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
4.44
Wow, this book was a roller coaster of emotions! I had heard about how good this book was from my dad, who loves audiobooks and WWII stories, and it h...more
Sep 12, 2013
Feb 08, 2012
 
Shanghai Love
4.12
I was contacted by the author's publicist and asked if I wanted to review the book and receive a free copy. Apparently an intern had found my blog and...more
May 24, 2013
May 15, 2013
 
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
4.38
The more I read this series, the more I like it, and the more I think the books are better than the show. It was definitely easier to tackle in book-f...more
Nov 06, 2013
Aug 08, 2013
 
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
4.27
I originally picked this book up because it won the Pura Belpre Author Award, an Printz honor award, and the Stonewall Book award winner for 2013. Plu...more
Feb 07, 2013
Feb 07, 2013
 
Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi
3.84
**spoiler alert** Another YA project book, which was a really surprising and good book. I found it really interesting because it really delved into wh...more
Nov 27, 2009
Oct 22, 2009
 
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
4.13
I really enjoyed the author's retelling of classic Grimm's Fairy Tales, which featured a mix of well-known and lesser-known stories. There were a tota...more
Jan 02, 2013
Sep 04, 2012
 
Because of Winn-Dixie
3.94
Ok, I must say that I wasn't expecting much out of this book. Of course, this was based on the movie preview, which looked stupid. However, I got so i...more
Mar 04, 2009
Feb 23, 2009
 
Barkis
3.34
This book won a 1939 Caldecott Honor award, the first of four for the author. "Barkis" is the story of a nine year old boy named James and his birthda...more
Nov 20, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
 
African Queen: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus
3.46
A well-done and well-researched biography/history of Saartijie Baartman, the so called Hottentot Venus from South Africa, it tells her whole tragic st...more
May 25, 2011
May 22, 2011
 
Rummy Affair of Old Biffy
3.55
My version was on three audio CDs, and included 4 short stories. I thought the narrator was absolutely brilliant and I loved these short stories, espe...more
Jan 27, 2011
Jan 28, 2011
 
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Beginner Books)
4.10
Another Dr. Seuss book I’ve never read, I picked this up for my son because I know he likes the author/illustrator. This was an odd book. It was almos...more
May 16, 2014
May 23, 2014
 
I Took the Moon for a Walk
4.26
I love Alison Jay's cracked painted illustrations with all the tiny details, but had only read her alphabet book and "If Kisses Were Colors," so I tho...more
Oct 16, 2012
Oct 16, 2012
 
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2
4.23
I read this in a few hours the day after I finally picked it up from the library hold shelf. Although I loved the actual Parasol Protectorate book ser...more
Dec 17, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
 
Love Flute: Story and Illustrations
4.11
I picked up this book at the library book sale because it looked interesting and I love Paul Goble books, especially the illustrations. There is a ful...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 27, 2012
 
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
4.25
I loved this book! I had never heard the story before or about green cockroaches, but it was a great way to weed out potential suitors.
Feb 19, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
 
Nefertiti
4.04
A well-researched and interesting take on one of Egypt's most famous queens, this book is seen from the viewpoint of Nefertiti's sister Mutny. I reall...more
Oct 12, 2011
Sep 04, 2009
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