Posted in November 2014

The Bookshelf (November 2014)

Books reviewed this month: Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders Five Children and It by E. Nesbit Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (Banned Books) The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard Wonder by R.J. Palacio Happy Hooves Oh! Oh! Oh! by Anna Bogie & Rebecca Elliot Models Don’t Eat … Continue reading

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

How did I get the book? I bought it. Genre: Classic Synopsis: When five siblings – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb – discover a sand-fairy in their gravel pit, they are jolly surprised and a little delighted. Even better, the Psammead is able to grant them wishes, although the magic … Continue reading

Top Ten Books On My Winter TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Didn’t manage to get through all of the books from my Fall TBR so I’m keeping those for winter. I did yet through a fair bit though 🙂 Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas … Continue reading

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (Banned Books)

Every month for the rest of 2014 ChrissiReads, Bibliobeth & I (aka Luna’s Little Library) will be reading a Banned or Challenged Book. We’ll be looking at why the book was challenged. How/If things have changed since the book was originally published. What we actually think of the book. If you’d like to joining in there … Continue reading

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

How did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review. Genre: Historical Fiction / Paranormal Synopsis: Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist … Continue reading

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard In Beacon Heights High, Nolan Hotchkiss is king. His charm, wealth and good looks are deceptively seductive, and many are the students whose lives and reputations have been ruined by it. All while Nolan continues to reign, unquestioned and undisrupted. Until now, that is. Mackenzie, Ava, Julie, Caitlin and Parker … Continue reading