Tag Archives: funny

“A Year Down Yonder” – Can the Tall Tales Get Any Bigger?

Book Review : A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck Spoiler Alert! Mary Alice is being sent down from Chicago to spend the year with Grandma because her dad has lost his job The new place was only big enough … Continue reading

Posted in All Time Favorites, children's books, grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Importance of Being Seven” – Why Do We Love Bertie?

Book Review : The Importance of Being Seven by Alexander McCall Smith Spoiler Alert! The characters of Edinburgh are out in full force. Pat is hoping to find a boyfriend instead of her friend who is a boy. Matthew and … Continue reading

Posted in All Time Favorites, grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Spellman Files” – Where is the Moral Line?

Book Review : The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz Spoiler Alert! Izzy Spellman is a private detective working in the family business. In fact, Izzy has been working for the family since she was twelve, and now she is twenty-eight. … Continue reading

Posted in grown up books reviewed | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Skulduggery Pleasant” – Perhaps the World is Filled With Magic if a Skeleton Becomes Your Friend

Book Review : Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy Spoiler Alert! Stephanie Edgley’s Uncle Gordon has died, and while at the funeral she sees an unusual man. He wears a hat, sunglasses and a scarf covering his entire face. At the … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” – Only For Those With a Strange Sense of Humor

Book Review : The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger Spoiler Alert! Every school has that one kid who is just weird. This middle school’s weird kid is Dwight, he wiped up a spill during a dance with … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Midnight in Austenland” – A Light Modern Gothic Mystery, Does Shannon Hale Pull It All Together?

Book Review : Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale Spoiler Alert! Charlotte Kinder is nice. She always has been nice, it’s just what she does. Charlotte’s husband has not been so nice, having had an affair and left his wife … Continue reading

Posted in grown up books reviewed, young adult book reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment