Welcome to another edition of Must Read Monday! This feature is where I spotlight older, recent, or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! This week: children’s fiction! I am featuring a slew of wonderful sounding (and looking!) titles; […]
Review: The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure #5) by Stephan Pastis Source: Hardcopy courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada/Candlewick Press. Thank you! Publication: September 27, 2016 by Candlewick Press Book Description: Banishment from his life’s calling can’t keep a comically overconfident detective down in the latest episode by New York Times bestseller Stephan Pastis. This book was […]
Welcome to another Top Ten Tuesday! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s focus is all about our top ten favourites of a particular genre. I have decided to go with comic strips, as it’s a big bookish love of mine and something I don’t talk about too often here! […]
Continuing on with a Must Read Monday feature on Fall 2016 releases!… This week’s Must Read Monday is a little bit different. I’ve been looking through various sources (review journals, publisher’s sites, Goodreads, blogs, etc.) as is my norm, but my to-be read pile has grown tremendously in a short span! This is due, in part, to all of the […]
I’ve been remiss with Must Read Monday for the last few weeks, so it’s nice to welcome it back for its twelfth edition! Must Read Monday is where I spotlight current and/or upcoming releases I am looking forward to. The lists will include all genres I like to read, everything from picture books to comics, children’s lit to adult fiction! […]
What’s that? Time for another library-ish Pearls Before Swine comic? Coming up!
Happy weekend, all!
While much of my 2014 reading from the humour genre came from rereads of my favourite comic strip collections, there were a few new standouts for me: Tails Don’t Lie: A Decade of Dog Cartoons (70 in Dog Years) by Adrian Raeside I’ve long enjoyed Canadian cartoonist Raeside’s The Other Coast comic strip, along with his editorial cartoons. This was […]
My picks for top 5 children’s and top 5 YA fiction I read this year: Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens The Return of Zita the Spacegirl (Zita the Spacegirl #3) by Ben Hatke Now Look What You’ve Done (Timmy Failure #2) by Stephen Pastis We Meet Again (Timmy […]
As a big fan of Stephan Pastis’ acerbic yet contemplative Pearls Before Swine comic strip, I couldn’t wait to read Pastis’ middle-grade Timmy Failure series. I was in for a treat. Our protagonist, Timmy Failure, comes from a long line of Fayleures (his ancestors changed the spelling of their name). He lives with his mother and his friend/detective agency partner- […]