I love to read, and I love kids’ books…
Reading has always been a pleasure. Now that I’m a writer, I find myself reading more critically than before. (It’s tough to turn off that inner editor!) But I do read for fun. There’s nothing nicer than losing yourself in a good story. More recently, I’ve gained a greater appreciation for the importance of book reviews. They’re a big part of every author’s promotion and marketing. So I’ve joined the ranks of book bloggers. I’m already always nosing through the kids’ section of my local library. Taking my bookworm-ish tendencies a step further, I’ll blog my thoughts. Reviews can be found here, on GoodReads, and across assorted sales channels (Amazon, B&N, Kobo).
Book Cloud w/ Links to Reviews
Titles are ranked on a personal 10-star system, with ten stars given to books I enjoyed unreservedly. This isn’t much different than the 5-star system used by most sites. I’m just eliminating the need to grant half-stars to books that fall into the in-between.
The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. () •The Forbidden Stone () • • Gadgets and Gears: The Mesmar Menace (10★) • Jasper John Dooley: Not in Love (10★) • A Snicker of Magic () • Words with Wings (10★) • Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy () • The Twistrose Key (8★) • Charlie Muffin’s Miracle Mouse (7★) • Here’s Hank: Bookmarks Are People Too! (7★) • The Life of Ty: Non-Random Acts of Kindness (7★) •
Read it. Loved it. Bought it.
Borrowing books from the library … that’s how I roll. But if I discover a book (or series) that thrills me to my toes, I buy it. Let’s call that my highest compliment. Recent purchases:
Upcoming Titles for Review
I regularly post snapshots of my weekly library haul on my Twitter account. You’re welcome to follow along to see what caught my interest! These are the covers of books I’ve already read and will review soon:
Books in my To-Read Stack
I’m a local library lurker. Here are just a few of the titles currently checked out on my trusty library card. To avoid overdue book fines, I’ll be getting to them in the next few weeks. You can see what other titles I nabbed by peeking at my To Read page over on GoodReads.
Do you have a book recommendation? For the purposes of this blog, I’m primarily interested in books for young readers, middlegrade adventures, and YA fantasy titles. I enjoy fairy tales, mysteries, and humor, but I shy away from angst, horror, and sad stories. If you want to suggest a book, comment below; however, I can’t guarantee I’ll get to your rec.
So many books, so little time!