Book Trailers: Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Every Saturday I share a book trailer of new releases, books we (other readers and myself) love, want to read, and anything that fits in with BA, in the hopes of helping readers find something new to enjoy.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Reading Again For The First Time

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.

This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Books I Wish I Could Read Again For The First Time. I feel there may be quite a few books on this list, but at the same time I’m unsure about that. Re-reading is never quite the same as the first time, as a lot of readers can appreciate, to the occasional point of not always being as great a read as you were expecting the second time around. Of course there are going to be a lot of books I want to read and discover again for the first time. It’s magic. Anyway, enough of my rambles!

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – I think about this all the time with HP. I’ve been wanting to re-read the series for awhile now, I’ve only read it once so far, but one reason I haven’t is because of how I felt about HP the first time I read it and I don’t want to lose that.
  2. The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – The same goes with The Name of The Wind as I’m a sucker for well written fantasy. This is probably due to the fact I hate clichés and fantasy is full of clichés. I find it hard to come across a fantasy, which pushes all the right buttons like these first two have, and I’d say it’s one reason why I definitely want to read them again for the very first time. Continue reading

Review: You Will Call Me Drog by Sue Cowing

Parker is a normal sixth grader—or he was normal before the puppet. It’s just an old hand puppet, sticking out of a garbage can, and even though Parker’s best friend says leave it, Parker brings the puppet home and tries it on. Or maybe it tries him on. “You will call me Drog!” the puppet commands once they’re alone. And now, no matter how hard Parker tries, he can’t get Drog off his hand.

Drog is sarcastic, cruel, unpredictable, and loud—everything Parker isn’t. Worse yet, no one believes that Drog—not Parker—is the one saying the outrageous things that get Parker into trouble. Then Drog starts sharpening his snarky wit on the most fragile parts of Parker’s life—like his parents’ divorce. Parker’s shocked, but deep down he agrees with Drog a little. Perhaps Drog is saying things Parker wants to say after all.

Maybe the only way to get rid of Drog is to truly listen to him. Continue reading

Review: Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery

When the Monroe family brings home a small black-and-white bunny they find in the movie theater after seeing Dracula, Chester the cat and Harold the dog are instantly suspicious.

After all the vegetables in the Monroe kitchen start turning white, Chester and Harold are certain that Bunnicula is a vegetarian vampire.

Review

I wanted a rabbit before I read this so now I really want a rabbit, but I want a vampire rabbit! How cute would it be? To have a vampire bunny? I’d never heard of Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe until my mate Tash told me about it late last year. Naturally, when I find out it is about a rabbit who might be a vampire, and then I see the cover of it with it’s little vampire teeth, I had to get it straight away. Continue reading