Posted in October 2017

The Bookshelf (September & October 2017)

The Bookshelf (September & October 2017)

Books reviewed this month: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell Witch for a Week by Kaye Umansky (Illustrated by Ashley King) The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell Notes on my Family by Emily Critchley   Also read: Are book bloggers bias? Harry Potter Book Tag Advertisements

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can’t cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it’s the … Continue reading

Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Why Do Abusive Teen Programs Still Exist? Three Solid Reasons by Cyndy Etler – We Can’t Be Friends #BlogTour

Cyndy Etler is the author of young adult memoirs The Dead Inside and We Can’t Be Friends (Sourcebooks Fire). Her books take readers into her sixteen months in Straight Inc., a teen treatment program the ACLU called “a concentration camp for throwaway teens,” and then back to her druggie high school, packed with dangerous jockos and cheerleaders. … Continue reading

Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

Eloise Undercover by Sarah Baker

Since the accident, Angela has been alone. When she is invited on holiday with her cousins, it is her chance to be part of a family again if she promises to behave herself. But secrets lie in the walls of the crumbling French holiday home and the forbidden rooms draw Angela in. Soon night-time footsteps, … Continue reading

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

The Empty Grave (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud

After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team (plus Quill Kipps) deserve some well-earned rest. So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London’s top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. What they discover will change everything. But there’s little time to ponder. … Continue reading

Are book bloggers bias?

Are book bloggers bias?

Are book bloggers bias? Ok, let me elaborate on this. Recently I’ve had a number of different conversations about book blogging with people who did not know what a book blogger was. It’s bought up some interesting questions about how a lot of book bloggers know authors. How does is effect what we do in … Continue reading