Sunday, October 04, 2015

Library Loot: First Week in October

New Loot:
  • Bomb by Steve Sheinkin
  • Where Trust Lies by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • Katie's London Christmas by James Mayhew
  • Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings, A Memoir by Margarita Engle
  • 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy
  • One Thousand Wells by Jena Lee Nardella
  • Please Try to Remember the First of Octember! Theo LeSieg
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
  • I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss
  • Oh Say Can You Say by Dr. Seuss
  • Dark Emperor and Other Poems by Joyce Sidman
  • Duck in the Fridge by Jeff Mack
  • Dory and the Real True Friend by Abby Hanlon
  • Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Anchoress by Robyn Cadwallader 
Leftover Loot:
  • The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman
  • Murder at the Brightwell by Ashley Weaver
  • Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Ella MacNeal
  • The Last Sin Eater by Francine Rivers
  • An Appetite for Violets by Martine Bailey
  • The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
  • Would You Rather Be A Bullfrog by Theo LeSieg
  • Where Does Kitty Go In the Rain by Harriet Ziefert
  • The Year of Fear by Joe Urschel
  • Click, Clack, Ho Ho Ho! by Doreen Cronin
  • Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz
  • Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
  • The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr
  • Paperboy by Vince Vawter
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool

         Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries

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I am interested in reviewing books and audio books. This blog focuses on books written for middle grade on up (essentially 10 to a 110). I review middle grade fiction and young adult fiction (aka tween and teen).

I also review adult books.

I read in a variety of genres including realistic fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, science fiction, fantasy, literary fiction, and chick lit. (I've read one western to date.)

I read a few poetry books, a few short story collections, a few graphic novels, a few nonfiction books.

I am especially fond of:

  • Regency romances (including Austen prequels/sequels)
  • Historical fiction set in the Tudor dynasty
  • Historical fiction and nonfiction set during World War II
  • Jewish fiction/nonfiction
  • dystopias
  • apocalyptic fiction
  • science fiction (especially if it involves time travel and alternate realities)
  • fantasy
  • multicultural books and international books

I am not a fan of:

  • sports books
  • horse books
  • dog books if the dog dies (same goes with most pets actually except maybe fish)
  • westerns (if it's a pioneer story with women and children, then maybe)
  • extremely violent books with blood, blood, and more blood

I am more interested in strong characters, well-written, fleshed-out, human characters. Plot is secondary to me in a way. I have to care about the characters in order to care about the plot. That being said, compelling storytelling is something that I love. I love to become absorbed in what I'm reading.

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