• Pages & Co. Book 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    Book Review |Pages & Co. Book 2|Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    “Books aren’t interested in who is reading them… A book will welcome any reader; any age, any background, any point of view. Books don’t care if you can’t understand every word in them, or if you want to skip bits or reread bits. Books welcome everyone who wants to explore them, and thankfully no one has ever worked out a way to stop that.” – Anna James, Tilly and the Lost Fairytales Pages & Co. 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Today I want to show you a fairly recently published book, and quickly give you some of my thoughts about it. The…

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    Book Review |Pages & Co. 1| Tilly and the Book Wanderers

    “Are the things in your imagination less real than the things in front of you? Is this rose more real than you? Do the books you’ve read mean less to you because they haven’t really happened to you? Do daydreams at midday or nightdreams at midnight mean nothing?”  – Anna James, Tilly and the Bookwanderers Pages & Co. 1 | Tilly and the Bookwanderers Eleven-year-old Matilda Pages or Tilly has lived with her grandparents in their bookshop, Pages & Co. ever since her mother’s mysterious disappearance shortly after Tilly was born. Just merely living in a bookshop with access to almost any book you want to…

  • Death Comes to Pemberley Book Review

    Book Review| Death Comes to Pemberley

    Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James Death Comes to Pemberley is thrilling sequel to the beloved classic Pride & Prejudice. It is set in 1803, about six years after the conclusion of Jane Austen’s novel. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for several years and have two children in the Pemberley nursery, to make Elizabeth’s happiness even more complete, Mr. Bingley and Jane live within seventeen miles of Pemberley, and there is even a prospective suitor for Georgiana.    A peaceful, quiet, and happy life comes under threat for the Darcys one evening, when amidst preparations for the annual Lady Anne ball to be held…

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    Book Review | Anne Arrives|A Sweet Retelling of the Classic

    Anne Arrives Adapted by Kallie George Anne Arrives adapted by Kallie George is a sweet retelling of Anne of Green Gables intended for young readers. This is the first book of a series by Kallie George. The second book is this series is called Anne’s Kindred Spirits. Anne Arrives starts at the very beginning with Mrs. Rachel Lynde spying out of her window, only to discover her neighbor, the quiet Mr. Matthew Cuthbert riding by in his buggy. This is very unusual for him. He never goes anywhere without Mrs. Lynde knowing about it! She must go over and visit Marilla Cuthbert, Matthew’s sister, and find out…

  • Book Review | Between Shades of Gray 9

    Book Review | Between Shades of Gray

    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys They took me in my nightgown. Thinking back, the signs were there — family photos burned in the fireplace, Mother sewing her best silver and jewelry into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa not returning from work. My younger brother, Jonas, was asking questions. I asked questions too, but perhaps I refused to acknowledge the signs. Only later did I realize that Mother and Father intended we escape. We did not escape. We were taken. – Between Shades of Gray, Chapter One I don’t often read adult books. I have only read a few…

  • Ivy & Bean Book Review

    Review of Ivy and Bean Book 1: Why your kids shouldn’t read it.

    Book review: Ivy and Bean I recently read Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows. I remember having read the book before, when I was much younger, but I couldn’t seem to remember what it was about, if it was good or bad, I just knew I’d read it before. The book seemed promising. It was supposed to be a story about this little girl, named Bean who meets another girl named and Ivy, and they become fast friends. I thought it might be a little like Betsy-Tacy,which by the way I really enjoyed. However, though it started out very similar, both girls live on the same…

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    Review: E. Nesbit’s Beautiful From Shakespeare

    To read, or not to read, that is the question… I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s [popup_anything id=”2337″]. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original play. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how…