Mariko Tamaki’s (You) Set Me On Fire (2012)
Read: At the hair salon, on the TTC, standing in line: everywhere. Allison’s voice is strong and compelling. I could pick up this story and immediately fall into step with her, even if I only had a very short time to read. Warning: Bad […]
Such good reading this summer, so far. In other respects, perhaps mine has not been the most productive summer. But it all depends what one puts on a to-do list, doesn’t it! What if your to-do list was all about the books in your stacks?
House of Anansi, 2015
For off-the-land adventure:
Gather nuts and […]
On the outside? Between the Lines is an ordinary, kinda chunky YA novel.
But, inside? Some full-colour illustrations and a generous amount of silhouette artwork are scattered throughout the text, which is printed in three different colours.
Simon Pulse, 2012
It begins with “The Beginning”, in black text, and a once-upon-a-time tale. This is the story that Delilah […]
Tomorrow, I will be on the move.
So many of the books currently occupying a position in my stacks are bulky and heavy, that it was easy to choose amongst the skinny residents.
I have one more story to read in Gabrielle Roy’s The Road Past Altamont. There are only three in total, and I especially enjoyed […]
No matter how dilgent one has been with one’s read-o-lutions, February is not the shortest month but the longest test.
If it had a chapter heading? In which all your good bookish intentions will flake away like paper splinters from the spine of a well-loved paperback.
And, yet, my February reading, one week in, remains in concert […]
Sarah Ellis’ Outside In is her seventeenth novel for young readers, and readers who discover her through this unusual work will undoubtedly be keen to investigate her backlist.
Groundwood Books, 2014
The cover captures the hint of mystery which lurks beneath the story, for Lynn encounters Blossom and immediately questions present themselves.
Of course I made a reading list.
Then, I saw Vasilly’s list. (You probably already know where this is heading.)
Her list has many temptations on it, including some of my favourites.
But I have been looking for a reason to read the rest of Kazu Kibuishi’s Amulet series since I read the first volume as […]
There’s a new girl at school. One who hasn’t heard about Courtney Crumrin and who dares to sit with her at lunch.
Readers, however, are well-acquainted with Courtney by now; this is the fifth book in the series about the irrepressible girl who dares to go into dark places and keep dark company.
In The […]