Book Review: The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. In 1952 a massive meteorite hits Earth destroying most of the east coast of the US including Washington DC. The climate changes from this will eventually make Earth uninhabitable so colonizing other planets gets moved higher on the priority list.
This has the word “Dragon” in it so of course I had to read it! I’ve heard some people say they hated it and some loved it. I’m in the loved it camp. It is not my typical read with tons of action, but I enjoyed it none the less.
I got this fun idea from a blogger called Robin Lee Ann. It was such a nerdy me kind of Idea; I had to jump on board and do my own! So here goes: IRON MAN: A book that made you laugh out loud Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone is written with such voice! … Continue reading Avengers Book Tag
A book Review: In the story Katya is an antique collector. It is a normal day collecting a new typewriter and some other antiques. She has an appreciation for the story of each item she collects. While on her way to deliver an item for a client, she is kidnapped. Her connection to the network is severed-- something she's never experienced for any length of time.
Prior to 5th grade, I hated reading. By the time I entered 6th grade, I loved it. What happened? Mrs. Madigan happened. She read books to us after recess and that was the highlight of my day. She read the Indian in the Cupboard, The Fourth Grade Nothing, and many other books. There was no … Continue reading Secret of the Unicorn Queen
Sabaa Tahir is one of my new favorite authors! Ember in the Ashes is Sabaa Tahir’s first book. She is an experienced writer though; she worked for the Washington Post right after University, and it shows. Her writing is tight, as in no wasted words. This book is a YA book and yet won a … Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes
The novel this week is an alternate history. If you are not familiar with these, they are stories that imagine a 'what if' question which alters historical events and writes the imagined result of that question. In this case, what if the English nobility had magic in the 1700's when the colonies were supposed to … Continue reading Rebel Mechanics
This is another Lone Star book. Next in line for me to read is Rebel Mechanics which is another Lone Star book. Yes, I frequently shop the Lone Star List when looking for a good book to read. I've never read this author before--haven't even heard of her really. Priest usually writes steampunk, mystery, and dark … Continue reading I am Princess X
Here is my first guest blogger! Dianne McBride is a dear friend of mine and a fellow teacher of middle school students. She is reviewing a book that earned a Newberry Metal in 1990. It's a book which has been a go-to book for both of us over the years because it is so well-written … Continue reading Number the Stars