2013 might well be called the year of the Best-of List. If you don’t have the time or energy to read through the hundreds of them, here is a handy-dandy infographic (a cheat-sheet of sorts) that collects those titles most often cited by critics on said lists.
"Eleanor & Park" is crazy on sale today.
The e-book is $2.99 all over the place — Kobo, Nook, Apple iBooks and Amazon.
And Amazon has the hardcover for $5.99.
Do yourself a favor and get it.
OH MAN, this book. I don’t even know how to review it, really. It was amazing. Starting eight months after the events of CODE NAME VERITY, this book focuses on Rose Justice, an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot (ATA) delivering fighter planes for the Allies in WW2 who ends up captured by the Nazis and sent to a concentration camp. Ravensbruck, an all-women camp. This is her story. And her story is SO DIFFICULT. I’m having a hard time even putting it into words. Rose ends up “adopted” by the Polish “Rabbits” - women who had medical experiments done on them by the Nazis and are marked for death….
Link to my review of Rose Under Fire on Goodreads. I seem to be among the minority of people who really connected with/loved this book (yes, I loved CNV more, but still…) and I’m wondering what other readers thought of it. If you’ve read Rose Under Fire, what did you think?
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does.
Crafts? During storytime? Yep! Every few weeks or so, as a special treat for her storytime regulars, Virginia prepares a craft to go along with her stories. Want to know when the next one will happen? Come to School-Age Storytime on Wednesday afternoons. The fun (and sometimes the crafts) starts at 3:30p.m.
Love this craft idea! So doing this!
In the middle of the ocean.
That led to the house of art.
We gift YA. Do you?
This holiday season, we think EVERYONE should gift YA! (Because, really, what better type of gift is there?) That’s why we’re launching our mega holiday giveaways — every winner will receive TWO copies of each book: One as our gift to you, and the other to give to a book-loving friend!
Enter for the chance to win the following books:
We’re celebrating Bullying Awareness Week (Nov. 17-23) by reading these books!
LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN LOVABLE CRIMINALS
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From Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
I wonder who made this. It’s so pretty.
Tom Hiddleston - Yes we know he’s not a book
Last week we received the following request: "Could you recommend a book for Tom Hiddleston fans about a character similar to him?"
Well, we can certainly try….
A Room With A View by E.M. Forster for a gentleman hero determined to follow true love in the face of Edwardian-era social convention
The Amateur Cracksman by E.W. Hornung for A.J. Raffles, a Victorian gentleman and master thief, a sort of criminal cousin to Sherlock Holmes
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern for a hero who conjures Tom’s charisma and complexity
The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson for a hero who remains a true gentleman under exceptionally difficult circumstances
And if these don’t do it for you, why not listen to Tom reading classic poetry