Category Archives: young adult

Midnight at the Electric

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I heard about Midnight at the Electric somewhere.. a place I now do not remember. But that’s ok because I liked it! It was somewhat predictable, as most YA novels are. And I did not like the title. It was a quick read and the characters are engaging. Some of them don’t tie up well though so if that bothers you, steer clear. Quick summary,

While their stories spans thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful. In beloved author Jodi Lynn Anderson’s signature haunting, lyrical prose, human connections spark spellbindingly to life, and a bright light shines on the small but crucial moments that determine one’s fate.

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Hiatus + Duels & Deception

Oh my God. It’s almost been a month since I posted. A MONTH! Let me tell you why. I went back to my old job. Back in July of last year I said something in this post about how I was going to stay at my last job a long time because it was a manager position. Well, I’m eating my words. And that’s all I’ll say about that. So let’s move on to something I’ve read. Because beyond picture books I’ve only finished one book. Which again, what is wrong with me.

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I saw this book on a review and put it on hold because I remember reading a review about her first book, Love, Lies & Spies. I think I even have it on my Kindle. Anyway, I just finished and it was good! Sort of a teen romance, there is no kissing, just lost of Victorian era pining. Lydia Whitfield, an heir to her family fortune, is kidnapped along with her solicitor (i.e. lawyer) Robert Newton. That’s not a spoiler, it happens almost immediately. What follows is minimal blackmail with a who-done-it mystery and her and Robert trying to figure out how to keep the public from realizing they spent a night alone without the company of chaperones. Gasp! It was cute and quick with some side stories that kept it from feeling trite. Recommended!

Modern Mrs Darcy Reading Challenge 2017 : a book you chose for the cover

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 : a book about an interesting woman

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Top 10 Challenged Books 2016

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Dumplin’ movie

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Jennifer Aniston is going to star in a movie adaptation of the book, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy!

See full article here.

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13 Reasons Why Trailer

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Cybil Winners 2016

Here is a full list of the Cybil Winners of 2016! I was a judge last year and enjoyed it immensely. Here are some overlaps with other youth awards that have happened.

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The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz won for audiobook, it was also a Newbery Honor book this year.

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Giant Squid by Candance Fleming won for elementary non-fiction, it was also a Sibert Honor this year.

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Ghost by Jason Reynolds won for middle grade fiction (which was my category last year).

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Sachiko by Caren Stelson won for middle grade non-fiction, it was also a Sibert Honor like Giant Squid.

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March : book three by John Lewis won for young adult graphic novel. I won’t even try and tell you everything else it won this year, there are too many.

 

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Book of the Month

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I signed up for Book of the Month. As if I don’t have enough to read (rolls eyes). But I couldn’t help myself. There was a Groupon for three months at $19.99. That means I could get 3 brand new hardcover books for $6.66 a book! Are you kidding me?? How can a librarian book addict resist that? Spoiler alert : she can’t. If you haven’t heard of Book of the Month, this is how it works. Each month you pick one book from a group of 5 books. Those 5 books are chosen by guest judges who write a little blurb on why they chose it. If you just can’t decide on one, you can add two more to your box for $9.99 each. Which let’s face it, is still a super big deal on a brand new hardcover. Not even Amazon has new hardcovers for that cheap. So far I am having the best time because well.. #bookmail. But also, the books are amazing! I can’t wait to continue. And I have decided I will continue even after my Groupon has expired. Stay tuned for the books I’ve chosen in January & February so far.

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