finds of the graphic nature.

The comics/graphic novels have not been moved out of the non-fiction Art section, but the shelf is getting fuller. One thing at a time, I guess. Last week, our Library Haul consisted mainly of comics; as did today’s. There was the usual browse for any Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew Graphic series books Natalya hasn’tContinue reading “finds of the graphic nature.”

extraordinary ordinary

Guestblogger N is back…and yes, so soon. L has been a bit lazy with her writing, and napping when she could be reading. I did get around to reading M.M. Kaye’s The Ordinary Princess. It is a quick and charming read. If you enjoy Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess, or if you find GailContinue reading “extraordinary ordinary”

A take on Story (Lore)

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers, 2009. 279 pages. Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a charming read.  I have had a lot of excellent reads lately.  I am now almost anxious when I open another book knowing that at someContinue reading “A take on Story (Lore)”

a Find

The Lost Conspiracy by Frances Hardinge HarperCollins, 2009. Ages 10 & Up. 576 pages. The Lost Conspiracy:  576 pages are daunting for me. But for Frances Hardinge, the attempt is worth it. I figured I would try to divide up the book by chapter or page number, determined to get through and make time onContinue reading “a Find”


The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo Candlewick Press, 2009 201 pages. The back of The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo reads “From the author of The Tale of Despereaux comes a story about trusting the unexpected—and making the extraordinary come true.” I like this. It could also say, From the author of The Amazing JourneyContinue reading “elephantine”

again with buckley’s grimm

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> The Sisters Grimm: The Everafter War by Michael Buckley Amulet Books, 2009 (306 pages, though not as long as this may sound) This is a bit of a “to continue…” from my posting on the 24th of September. I wrote,Continue reading “again with buckley’s grimm”