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Category Archives: romantic
#sorrynotsorry! I can’t refrain from posting one more mer-story this month, because it’s so good. At least it’s not selkies this time! ^_^; Rivers Solomon, et al. The Deep. New York: Saga Press, 2019. Rating: 5 out of 5 combs … Continue reading
“It is the tide that pulls the seconds through my blood. It is the tide that threads the minutes through my bones.”
Part Three of my Selkie Series * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Franny Billingsley. The Folk Keeper. New York: Atheneum, 1999. Rating: 4.95 out of 5 amber beads tossed into the sea for smooth sailing. Recommended if … Continue reading
Kheryn Callender. Hurricane Child. New York: Scholastic, 2018. Rating: 3.75 out of 5 running girls who burst into a cloud of moths. As summer dies down, I’m going to give you a preview of Halloween Month, with a book about a … Continue reading
Ah, the summer job. A classic coming-of-age experience for many teens — a chance to learn responsibility, gain new skills, and earn some extra clams. My first job back in high school was, of course, shelving books at my hometown … Continue reading
May is Short Story Month, so a few weeks ago, I checked my library catalog for recent(ish) Juv/YA short story collections and discovered these two: One is a … Continue reading
My Lithuanian Year continues as I delve into more of the Baltic nation’s literary history. For National Poetry Month, I’ve decided to research five of Lithuania’s best-known poets, from the nineteenth century to the present. From the age of the … Continue reading
Book Rating: 4.95 out of 5 magical worlds where everything is made of Oreos. Movie Rating: 4.5 out of 5 kisses on the Ferris Wheel So, yeah, Simon the book is sweet and adorable and heartwarming, and the movie, though it has … Continue reading
April Daniels. Sovereign. New York: Diversion Books, 2017 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 epic space battles involving the Hubble Space Telescope You know what’s really fun? Reading superhero stories while listening to my Chillectronic station on Pandora. The eerie, techno, … Continue reading
Back in late April/early May, partly with the help of Free Comic Book Day, I dipped into several new (or at least recent) franchises, discovering some awesome titles such as America, Ms. Marvel, and the Hildafolk comics by Luke Pearson. … Continue reading