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Coyote Blue
**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
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
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
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
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
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure
The author asked if I would review his newest math adventure book. I accepted as I enjoy his authorship of "Paradox in Oz". I am not a big math fan, b...more
Jul 29, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
I found this by accident in the new cookbook section at the library. I love Japanese food, so I’m always on the lookout for new cookbooks. I had heard...more
Dec 16, 2013
Dec 16, 2013
Many Moons
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
The Good-Luck Horse
I enjoyed this Chinese folktale, though it was a bit long-winded. The story is about a young boy named Wah-Toong who created paper horses to keep him...more
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Her Ladyship's Curse (Disenchanted & Co., Book 1, Part #1)
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)
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
A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)
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
The Collected Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh
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
My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud
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
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
Library Wars: Love & War, Vol. 01 (Library Wars: Love & War, #1)
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
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire #1)
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
Daniel Half Human: And the Good Nazi
**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
Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book
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
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
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
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version
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
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
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
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
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
I Took the Moon for a Walk
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
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
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
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
Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet
Originally I thought this book would be an interesting take on an alphabet book, esp one that has one a Caldecott Honor. I thought it was supposed to...more
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009
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