Monthly Wrap-Up (#17)

It’s May! OMG. In two months I’ll be moving, in about four months I’ll be going back to school. There’s so much going on and I’m so glad I get to share the juiciest with you. By the way, I’m also on Snapchat: not lots of bookish stuff (yet), Instagram: a good amount of bookish and work (still reletively bookish) stuff here, and Twitter: where everything goes. [I’ll add my info below] I’m still heavily involved in participating in Evie & Andrea’s Reading Challenge, and now I will update you all on how that is going.

Books Reviewed

1. Calvin | link
2. Wild awake | link
3. The fortune hunter | link
4. Beauty and the beast | link
5. The boy in the black suit| link
6. Emmy & Oliver | link
7. The invisible boy | link
8. Bits and pieces | link

Book of the Month

Read my review

Currently Reading

1. Her Dark Curiosity || link
2. The Problem with Forever (ARC) || link
3. Ten Things We Did || link

 May TBR

Things I’ve Learned from Women who’ve Dumped Me
Saga, Vol 4 & 5

Misc.

Average Rating: I can no longer do an average
rating as I often do a “Librarian’s Picks” preference
Total # of Posts: 12
Most Viewed: War Brothers
Runner Up: Fat Cat

Upcoming news

The move is slowly taking shape. All that’s really missing is whatever I’m currently using, so basically… my bed. I received the ARC of The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout and therefore have put my other reading priorities aside until I’ve finished reading, which should be no problem as it’s really good, so far. TPwF is due to be released on the 17th… I think and so stay tuned for a review before that!:)

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How was your month?

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Review: Bits & Pieces by Judy Schachner

Published: 2013
By: Dial Books
Source: Borrowed
Format: Hardcover
ISBN:  9780803737884

Goodreads

Recommended Age: 3-5 years-old

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I love kitties, and Tink is no exception.

A story about a cat and his humans. Tink is a curious cat but in time his family brings a new member of the family, a squirt of a kitten and Tink has now taken on the role of mother-brother and showing the new kid how things work. Although his “vast knowledge” of the outdoors is truly amazing, he has never had the opportunity to really go outside. But his chance was finally made available when Dad left the door open and Tink snuck out.

The art is cute and whimsy, and is a great accompaniment to the text leaving just enough for the imagination.

Enjoy this story-time video with the author, Judy Schachner on YouTube:)

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Review: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig

blished: 2013
By: Alfred A. Knopf
Source: Borrowed
Format: Hardcover
ISBN:  9781582464503

Goodreads

Recommended Age: 6 and up

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This story is predominately on the topic of inclusion, and the importance of acknowledging everybody and treating everybody right.

Brian is constantly excluded from everything until one day a new student joins the class. During lunch while everybody eats “normal” lunches, Justin is eating Bulgogi and the rest of kids laugh at him. Brian draws him a picture affirming that the Bulgogi looked really good. And thus the slow transition from being the invisible to the accepted boy.

The artwork is nice. The contrasting monochromatic of an “invisible Brian” versus the colorful “other children” creates the scene of a child who feels a little like a ghost even though he is truly there. And, once Brian is “noticed” the color seems to start taking over, making the grey-tones disappear.

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