Show & Tell – Book A Day in May

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Less than a week left in my book a day challenge. In a way, I can’t believe it. Time really does fly when you’re having fun, and, with so many adventures and stories piling up around me, it feels a bit surreal that I’ve accomplished so much reading in so little time!

This week I’ve added:

20. Falcon’s Egg by Luli Gray
21. Your Mother was a Neanderthal by Jon Scieszka
22. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
23. The Classy Crooks Club by Alison Cherry
24. Dear America: A Light in the Storm by Karen Hesse
25. Clementine and the Family Meeting by Sara Pennypacker
26. The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
27. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

 

Question of the Day: Who are your favorite hidden gem/under-appreciated authors?

Show & Tell – Book A Day in May

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A trip to the library this week means my stack of finished books is a little less impressive, but the new titles I picked up are providing plenty of incentive to keep up with my goal of reading a book a day.

Freshly added to the stack this week:

14. The Power of Poppy Pendle by Natasha Lowe
15. The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant
16. Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
17. Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
18. Clementine, Friend of the Week by Sara Pennypacker
19. Dear America: So Far from Home by Barry Danenburg

 

Question of the Day: What genres do you read when you need a break from the usual?

Book Review – Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech

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Granny Torrelli is always making good food, giving good advice, and telling good stories about her childhood in Italy. So when Rosie gets into a fight with her best friend, Bailey, she knows Granny Torrelli will make things better one way or another.

My granny Torrelli says when you are angry with someone, so angry you are thinking hateful things, so angry maybe you want to punch them, then you should think of the good things about them, and the nice things they’ve said, and why you liked them in the first place.

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Favorite Fiction – Food

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Books about food are some of my favorites. I blame being raised on Food Network, but, let’s be honest, you don’t have to know how to proof dough, mix up icing, or candy lemon peels to enjoy a story about sweets.

Here are a few books that revolve around sweet treats that you should definitely check out:

Links will take you to Goodreads.

 


For more tasty reads, check out the #MGCarousel challenge for May!

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Book Review – Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume

Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M. M. Blume

979981b0d0aed7ac414b7f98d485a163Cornelia S. loves words. The longer and more complicated the better. She uses her vast vocabulary to keep nosy people from bothering her about her famous parents. Cornelia’s protective mother has kept her away from the prying eyes of the media, but while Lucy is off traveling the world and giving concerts, Cornelia is alone and growing more and more lonesome in their fancy New York City apartment. Until a strange new neighbor moves in next door.

The dog looked suspiciously at Cornelia as she knelt down next to him. After appraising her for a few moments, he seemed to find her acceptable and gave her an arrogant little lick.

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