Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given an ARC of this book by NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. Growing up, I loved watching the animated Disney version of Peter Pan. I enjoyed seeing how he defeats Captain Hook. Also, he could fly! Since then, I realized that there are many ways to reinterpret the text.Continue reading “Darling Girl: A Novel of Peter Pan Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Two

Hi Everyone, May is finally here! What are you looking forward to this month? For me, I’m excited for the nicer (and more consistent) weather and to go on vacation to Milwaukee later on! Yes, I’ll be visiting some bookstores there. In addition, I’m ecstatic to show you the books that I’m reading and writingContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-Two”

Maus Book Review

Content Warning: This review discusses nudity as well as depictions of violence, genocide, and suicide. On January 10, 2022, the McMinn County School Board voted unanimously to remove Maus – a 1986 graphic novel by Art Spiegelman – from its 8th grade curriculum. Their main concerns were the profanity, brief nudity, and depictions of violenceContinue reading “Maus Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-One

Hi Everyone! I hope all of you had a great Easter. Despite being in quarantine (stupid Covid!), I sure did! I finished watching The Crown and did my annual viewing of Monty Python’s Life of Brian. On top of all that, I started a new book that I would love to show you all today.Continue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty-One”

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World Book Review

Every now and then, a book will show up at the right place and the right time. When that happens, I’ll know I have to read it right then and there. I had this occurrence recently when I picked up the Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron with BretContinue reading “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty

Hi Everybody, I hope all of you are having a great spring so far. I have, despite my pleas for warmer weather. I’ve also been going through books like they were slices of pizza recently. As of late, I’m still working on Once Upon a Winter: A Folk and Fairy Tale Anthology and American ShaolinContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Thirty”

For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Review

Let’s talk about the man, the myth, the bullfighter – Ernest Hemingway. He was known for his concise and masculine style of writing. He also received plenty of accolades for work. His best known titles are The Sun Also Rises (1926), A Farewell to Arms (1929), The Old Man and the Sea (1952), and theContinue reading “For Whom the Bell Tolls Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-Nine

Hi Everybody, I’ve been reading lots of wonderful books lately, and I want to show two new titles that I started recently. Both of them contain main characters attempting to avoid persecution by passing. Let’s begin with something that’s definitely suited for my profession! The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict (the pen name of HeatherContinue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-Nine”

The Phantom Tollbooth Book Review

As I mentioned two weeks ago, for every Battle of the Books, the Children’s Librarians at my work get to pick 10 titles to read. They have to be from a variety of genres, but one of them has to be a classic. For this year, we decided on The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster,Continue reading “The Phantom Tollbooth Book Review”

What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-Eight

Hi Everybody, I hope everyone had a great Presidents’ Day last week. I sure did because it gave me plenty of time to read. The titles that I’m going through right now are American Shaolin – Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch: An Odyssey in the New China by Matthew Polly,Continue reading “What Am I Reading – Chapter Twenty-Eight”