Keeper didn’t know anyone else who had a resident seagull. How great was that? And they’d had one for five years—ever since that night when Captain had crash-landed into their kitchen window.
You took what you had and you took what you knew and what you felt and what you guessed and you mixed them all together, and remembered to look out the window and listen to the birds sing while you were doing it. Plus, it didn’t hurt to count your blessings while you were beating the batter. Louise thought this might be the recipe for the whole world.
-Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne
Hope, and magic, and adventure. Whimsy, and heartbreak, and self-discovery. Looking, and losing, and loving.
Question of the Day: Can you describe the book you’re currently reading in three words?
Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne
When Louise makes a careless wish upon the evening star, her brother, Willie, is turned into a pig. This isn’t the first sign of troubles at Tollivers’ Hollow, and certainly not the last. Out-of-hand magic and conspiring neighbors threaten their chances as Louise and her Mama try to find a spell to make everything go back to the way it was.
“That star is out to get me, Mama, honestly!”
To keep things interesting, I’m using book bingo to help me get through my summer reading pile.
Categories completed so far:
I had a hunch that if Mom found out I was entertaining a space phenomenon in my room, she wouldn’t approve.
–The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole by Michelle Cuevas
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend by Michelle Cuevas
Jacques Papier gets ignored a lot. In fact, if it weren’t for his twin sister, Fleur, he’d feel downright invisible. Jacques believes that everyone must hate him—until he discovers the truth; he’s an imaginary friend.
Sometimes imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones.