A wallflower is a shy, unpopular person who stands or sits apart from other people at a party. Charlie is a wallflower. He’s the most observant, sensitive, and highly intelligent character in this book. He recounts all the trials and tribulations of family life and being an adolescent through letters which are written to Dear […]
Blog Tour: The Aspen 2-Million Winner-Take-All by John Morris for Tribute Books Morgan thought he had it made after inheriting his roommate Sepp’s house. It’s in the fashionable West End neighborhood of Aspen, but is a dilapidated money pit. Morgan has lots of friends, loves to play golf and has a great job. He also […]
I got so sick of hearing about this book that I had to read it to see what all the hype was about. It’s everywhere – You Tube, television shows, book reviews, etc I’m living in France and Fifty Shades of Grey hasn’t come out here yet, but I’m sure when it does it will […]
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on another Marjane Satrapi graphic novel. So while browsing Amazon.fr looking for EFL books for a class I ran across Embroideries. I pressed add and in my basket it went. When I received the book, the quote on the back cover that struck me was “By turns bawdy […]
“My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist. He was already married ten years when he first clamped eyes on my mother.” (Silver Sparrow, p. 3) Wow! What an incredibly powerful way to start this novel. This story is set in the 80s in Atlanta in a middle class African-American neighborhood. James Witherspoon has two […]
Well summer is here and I’m sure you’re all reading a little bit of your humongous TBR pile. If you’ve not started yet and are still looking for something different. Check out Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha Van Leer. It’s a YA fantasy novel about a teenage girl who loves […]
A while back I watched a snippet of Persepolis with my family. I immediately stopped when I realized it was written originally as a graphic novel. I always prefer reading the book before seeing the movie. This is a first for me reading a graphic novel and I got lucky and picked it up at […]
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