Speaking of princesses…
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it on this platform before (though maybe it becomes obvious if you’ve read my TBRs or some other posts) but I’m a huge comics nerd/fan.
It wasn’t something I loved growing up. Reading comics for grad school really inspired something in me and I fell in love with them.
I would love to occasionally talk about the ones I love a lot on this blog. Hopefully, you can indulge me and maybe even learn to love it. 🙂
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY! MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
I had such high hopes that I would be able to read this book and recommend it to you…but there isn’t always enough time in the day…or the week…or the month.
So – I’m recommending this one to you without reading it. It’s about Princess Leia and written by Mark Waid who, among other things, is responsible for the great new Archie reboot.
The story is based the Star Wars canon and helps us to get an even rounder look of Leia. After Return of the Jedi, Leia is left with a bounty on her head, parentless, and with a Galactic Empire to take done. The graphic novel is laced with flashbacks of Leia’s life, as well.
Needless to say, I’m really excited to find the time to sit down and read this one.
For way better and more in depth reviews, I always encourage people to read the Goodreads reviews section.
Go do something geeky today and this weekend!
This week’s children’s lit post is a chapter book! One of our librarians has been book talking this book so I gave it a try.
Reading Level: 3rd – 5th Grade
Genre: Science Fiction
Appeals: Animals, Friendship, Islands, Robots, Orphaned Animals, Survival, Leisurely Paced
This book popped up on my Goodreads account as a recommended read. A cursory glance at the plot (and, lets be honest, that gorgeous cover) made me literally yell out across the office to our YA buyer to put the book on order.
This morning was a “lazy” morning, which are honestly my favorite. The kind of day when you wake up too early but you can just take your time getting ready. I spent the morning lazily getting ready and listening to Homegoing. Nevermind the fact that I was supposed to have it finished yesterday for my Friend Book Club.
Today’s Drink: Caramel Macchiato
Today’s Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Facial hair. For whatever reason I have read a few picture books about facial hair lately. It’s probably because babies and young kids with facial hair is such a funny concept.
Side note: I really wanted this to be Three on a theme but there were no books that I could even stretch to make work. Hopefully that will change by next week!
Busy morning when I decide not to get up until I absolutely had to. Which meant I didn’t do as much as I’d hoped. (sad trombone) BUT! I did make time to sit and read because my hold just came in on a book I have been dying to read.
Today’s Drink: Grande Cafe Mocha from Starbucks
Today’s Read: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Working at a medium-sized library with a small(ish) full time staff means everyone has an odd mix of responsibilities. One of mine is collecting the graphic novels for our adult, young adult, and juvenile collections. I love comics so it’s one of my favorite things I get to do.
I run a fiction book club at my library. This month’s book was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. While I was pulling books last night for the book club ladies to read it occurred to me that this would make a good blog post!
We chose the book club book for this month before we knew the HBO show was coming out around the same time. The book club loved connecting to two and talking about what they liked and disliked about each.
Let it be known: I am a sucker for all things Old Hollywood. You put Audrey Hepburn’s face on it – or mention her as a character – and I am sold.
That being said, I’m so completely surprised that this book hadn’t found its way to me before this moment. But I’m happy that it came into my life at the right time. The whole series gave me serious According to Jane by Marilyn Brant vibes (one of my all time fav pieces of Women’s Lit). Now on to the actual reviewing!