Posts By: Rashika

Monday, November 28, 2016

Gift Ideas for Bookworms

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Looking for some gift ideas for the bookworm(s) in your life? Fear not, I’ve got your back!

1. Library from Beauty and the Beast

You’ll be sure to please the bookworm in your life with a gift like this!

2. A time-turner

Bookworms are desperate for more reading time and whats better than gifting them a time turner so they can have all the time they need?

3. A $1,000,000 gift card for any bookstore

Don’t look at me like that. Bookworms tend to hoard and we would appreciate a nearly unlimited budget for when we go book-shopping.

4. Their fav author so they can fangirl and cry

It may require you to break some laws (since you might have to kidnap their fav author), but the smile on their face (or the ugly crying) will make it all worth it.

5. Pay them to stay home and read. Alternatively, get a (second) job and pay them all your earnings.

What better gift can there be than for them getting to stay at home and read AND get money?

6. Become their personal assistant or get them one.

Who has time to do ~real life~ things? Do those for them so they can read!

7. If you cannot do any of those things, just buy them some books.

 

Middle Grade Mysteries: The Lost Property Office + Into the Lion’s Den

Middle Grade Mysteries: The Lost Property Office + Into the Lion’s Den

Posted by on 11/27/2016 • 0 Comments

 

 The Lost Property Office James R. Hannibal

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Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace.

But Jack’s father was not who he claimed to be. It turns out that he was a member of a secret society of detectives that has served the crown for centuries—and membership into the Lost Property Office is Jack’s inheritance.

Now the only way Jack will ever see his father again is if he finds what the nefarious Clockmaker is after: the Ember, which holds a secret that has been kept…

ARC Review: Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly

ARC Review: Trouble Makes a Comeback by Stephanie Tromly

Posted by on 11/25/2016 • 0 Comments

I’ve been waiting to read Trouble Makes a Comeback for a while now and it completely exceeded my expectations. It was also a comfort read I picked up post-election because I needed something that would make me feel good even for a short period of time. Trouble Makes a Comeback did just that.

Digby is back (after disappearing for 6 months and not keeping in touch) and so is trouble. Honestly, I was so worried we’d be waiting for a part of this book for Digby to be back. I couldn’t handle that wait but HE WAS BACK starting first chapter and I have so much love for him. He is a precious cinnamon roll too good, too pure for this world. One of the complains I had in Trouble is…

Post-Election: What can you-as a reader-do to help?

Post-Election: What can you-as a reader-do to help?

Posted by on 11/23/2016 • 2 Comments

There have been several incredibly helpful posts floating around twitter, encouraging you to get involved politically and call your representatives. I don’t have enough knowledge to give you that sort of advice but I do have experience working at a library and being a blogger so I wanted to put together a mini-list of how you can be helpful on a smaller scale as a reader (but please also do things on a larger scale because those are the things that will really help make a difference.)

1. Check out diverse books (by diverse authors) from your library.

You have no idea how important this is. If books don’t get circ’d (checked out), they have to be ‘weeded’ (aka, taken out of the collection) and now more than ever, diverse books…

Diverse #QuietYA Recommendations

Diverse #QuietYA Recommendations

Posted by on 11/18/2016 • 2 Comments

You may or may not have read my post from earlier this week talking about how I was doing after the election. The answer is that I am not okay but so many other people aren’t either. I’ve been struggling to do books lately but I recently finished my first book post-election and felt so much love for it. Post-election, one of the biggest things we can focus on in this bookish community is supporting #ownvoices and buying more diverse books. Today, I put together a list of some great #quietYA diverse reads. I’ve read a majority of these books and can vouch for their amazingness so without further ado, here are some books to add to your TBRs. Buy them, check them out from a library, give them some…

I am not okay…

Posted by on 11/13/2016 • 17 Comments

Hi everyone. I hope some of your weeks might have been better than mine but if not, know that I am right here with you.

The elections happened in the US this week and it’s been one of the roughest weeks in 2016 for me (and 2016 has been a terrible year in general so that is saying a lot.) The reason why I am talking about any of this is because I NEED to explain how I am feeling right now. I am stuck and I cannot move on. I don’t WANT to move on. The results of these elections mean a lot of things to a lot of different people and for me, they show that hate is trumping love across the globe. We seem to be taking…

Kid Lit Corner #1: Teddy & Co + Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

Kid Lit Corner #1: Teddy & Co + Lucy & Andy Neanderthal

Posted by on 11/01/2016 • 0 Comments

If you know me, you know that I LOVE children’s literature. I love reading not just YA and Middle Grade books but I adore chapter books and picture books (although this has been a more recent development when I started experimenting with reading tastes.) I know not everyone does though so I thought I’d distinguish my kid-lit reviews by starting a new Kid Lit Corner thing on the blog.

Teddy & Co Cynthia Voigt

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Teddy is a thinking kind of bear. Of all his friends, he does the most wondering. He lives with a ragtag group of lost toys—a very hungry snake, an elephant who likes to bake, two charmingly silly pigs, and a reclusive penguin—and they all bump along happily together. But…

Halloween-y Book Recommendations

Halloween-y Book Recommendations

Posted by on 10/31/2016 • 6 Comments

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, FRIENDS! I hope everyone has a creeptastic day and that this Monday will be better than most! My real life horror story for today is that I had a finished draft for a final essay due today and I started it last night so who knows how that will turn out. But anyway, I am here to do what I do best and recommend some horror books to celebrate this day.

ADD TO GOODREADS

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake Amity by Micol Ostow