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Month in review

Teaching children to read

Reviews
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
Blood Fruit edited by James E.M. Rasmussen
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
Deadly Décisions by Kathy Reichs
Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey
Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
f2m by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While by Catherynne M. Valente
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson
How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Polly and the Pirates 01 by Ted Naifeh
Poor Rich by Jean Blasiar
Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life by David Treuer
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender by Carrie Jones
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Six Chinese Brothers by Hou-Tien Cheng
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish


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Comments for December in Review

February in Review: 02/28/13

    Rating out of 5 stars (as posted on GoodReads)

    Five Star books:

  1. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnet
  2. The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland - For a Little While by Catherynne M. Valente
  3. Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  4. Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson
  5. How to Dine on Killer Wine by Penny Warner
  6. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
  7. Polly and the Pirates 01 by Ted Naifeh
  8. Sapphique by Catherine Fisher
  9. Sarah Emma Edmonds Was a Great Pretender by Carrie Jones
  10. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  11. Six Chinese Brothers by Hou-Tien Cheng
  12. This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

    Four Star books

  1. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  2. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff
  3. f2m by Hazel Edwards and Ryan Kennedy
  4. The Long Earth (audio) by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
  5. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith

    Three Star books

  1. Blood Fruit edited by James E.M. Rasmussen
  2. Deadly Décisions by Kathy Reichs
  3. Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey
  4. Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
  5. Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
  6. Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life by David Treuer
  7. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
  8. Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
    Two Star books
  1. Angelology by Danielle Trussoni
  2. The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson
    One Star books
  1. Poor Rich by Jean Blasiar

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
  2. The Cat Who Robbed a Bank (audio) by Lilian Jackson Braun
  3. Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann
  4. The Great Desert Race by Betty Baker
  5. Great House by Nicole Krauss
  6. Gringa in a Strange Land by Linda Dahl
  7. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters
  8. Ruth Fielding in the Saddle by Alice B. Emerson
  9. The Shapeshifter by Tony Hillerman
  10. Tough Cookie (audio) by Diane Mott Davidson
    Library book
  1. American Gods (audio) by Neil Gaiman
  2. Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
  3. The Great EB: the Story of the Encyclopedia Britannica by Herman Kogan
  4. Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
  5. Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
  6. Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  7. Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth by Jon Chad
  8. The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter
  9. Storm Warning by Linda Sue Park
  10. Tournament of Lions by Brian Smith
  11. Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains by Laurel Snyder
  12. Z Is for Moose by Kelly Bingham
    Review copy
  1. Cat Comes Too by Hazel Hutchins
  2. Daylight Moonlight by Matt Patterson
  3. Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson
  4. Let's Meet a Librarian by Gina Bellisario
  5. Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond
  6. Stitch Head by Guy Bass

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.

Read vs Review by Date - Jan / February 2013

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