used to love diagramming sentences!!
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
― Confucius, Confucius: The Analects
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land
The 13 1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure
The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale
Now that 2013 is winding down, we’re looking ahead to the latest releases!
There are a lot of series enders and entries coming out in the upcoming months, but if you’re looking for a great new standalone, here are 11 reads* for the first half of the year that we are very excited to read!
*Can we also just say how thrilled we are about our upcoming Skype chat with Noggin author John Corey Whaley?
my new goodreads challenge goal has been set and i read my first book of the year. while my goal seems low compared to my history, i want to make sure that i’m reading because i enjoy reading, not because i’m trying to READ ALL THE BOOKS. so yes, i’ve set it to 70 because that is attainable without ruining the joy of reading.
I read 83 books in a variety of formats: hardback, paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
I beat my 65 book goal by 18 books.
I purchased only 1 ebook (and it wasn’t worth the $7.99).
I purchased 0 physical books.
I read 20,254 pages (which is low because, well, audiobooks don’t have pages).
The longest book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth
The oldest book: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (pub. 1962)
The youngest book: Allegiant by Veronica Roth (pub. 2013)
My top three reading categories: Children’s, Young Adult, Humor.
My favorite author: Maggie Stiefvater. She’s awesome in book and online.
My favorite book: this is not a fair question.
Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh
first book of 2014!
Guys, this is depressing. Please don’t. Please use your library. If your library doesn’t have it, request it.
I am writing a novel right now, or I’d write a very long summary of why book-sharing is good but pirating is bad — especially for new and debut authors— but I will mostly just narrow…