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Happy December, Bookwyrms and La-La Landers everywhere! Welcome to the final Year-End Review of the 2010s! Ten years ago, 24-year-old Neri decided to ignore the call of Srs Adulthood and instead doubled down on her obsession with stories for and … Continue reading →
Welcome, Postcardians, to another celebration of a year in La-La Land! Have a metaphorical seat by the imaginary fireplace, and enjoy a virtual taste of my grandmother’s gingerbread mushrooms! * Overview * First, a big Thank You!!! to everyone who … Continue reading →
We continue our Halloween journey, collecting five scary tales for middle-grade and older readers. The Scare-o-Meter ratings are more varied here; the mildest story gets a 5, the scariest one a solid 10. These stories teach us Very Important Lessons, … Continue reading →
Here’s another post from my time at Insatiable Booksluts. In this one, I reviewed Marshland, a collection of trippy, meta, even mythic stories and essays about the East London wilderness, a haunting world of demons and zombies and bear men and … Continue reading →
William Goldman. The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern’s Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure. Orlando: Harcourt, 2007. Rating: 4.85 out of 5 chocolate-covered resurrection pills Rating #2: This book is so good I read it twice in a row, … Continue reading →
How did everyone make out on Free Comic Book Day? I was only able to visit one comics store this year, but I did discover some new titles to keep an eye on. Particularly Hilda, from Nobrow Press, and I Hate Fairyland, … Continue reading →
Catherynne M. Valente. The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There. Illus. Ana Juan. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2012. Well, this turned out to be even better than the first book! September returns to Fairyland, which … Continue reading →
Back in August, Rachel Smalter Hall of BookRiot offered a list of titles for the very newest readers – “A Bookish Parent’s Guide to Baby’s First Library.” With titles like Moby Dick: an Ocean Primer and The Game of Let’s Go, the list inspired … Continue reading →
Edit 02/07/15: Ack! I missed a few. See the amended “More Books” section, below. Let’s take a quick look back at 2014… My favorite books reviewed here @ Postcards: (click on each cover for the review) Favorite books reviewed … Continue reading →
This is a Finish ALL the Books! update. You can find the complete list of FAtBC titles here, and the ones I’ve finished so far here. ______________________ Back in my 2012 Favorites post, I mentioned a few books I was looking … Continue reading →