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Month in review

Reviews
Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds by Dale Kutzera
Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel
Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher
Buzz! by Ananth Panagariya
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture by Tim Barringer
The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ronald B. Querry
Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
How To by Julie Morstad
J. C. Leyendecker by Michael Schau
Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur
Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn
Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae
My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher
Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson
Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff
Satan's Prep by Gabe Guarente
Satellites in Outer Space by Isaac Asimov
The Seer of Shadows by Avi
Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown
Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
A Touch of Gold by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover
When You Are Alone/It Keeps You Capone by Myra Cohn Livingston
Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

Miscellaneous
No students! or My First Bookstore
On deja vu or why I keep a list of what I read
Replacing ARCs with Research
Why I'm no longer accepting review copies

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

Reading Challenges

Canadian Book Challenge: 2018-2019

Beat the Backlist 2019



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April in Review: 04/30/15

    Rating out of 5 stars

    Five Stars: (Completely loved the book)

  1. Buzz! by Ananth Panagariya
  2. David Hockney: A Bigger Picture by Tim Barringer
  3. Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls by Victoria Laurie
  4. Grandpa Green by Lane Smith
  5. How To by Julie Morstad
  6. J. C. Leyendecker by Michael Schau
  7. Moonhead and the Music Machine by Andrew Rae
  8. A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny
  9. The Seer of Shadows by Avi
  10. Sneakers, the Seaside Cat by Margaret Wise Brown
  11. Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
  12. A Touch of Gold by Joyce Lavene and Jim Lavene
  13. Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life by P.J. Hoover
  14. Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio

    Four Stars (Good but flawed)

  1. Bad Kitty School Daze by Nick Bruel
  2. The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ronald B. Querry
  3. Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur
  4. My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  5. Phoebe and Her Unicorn: A Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle by Dana Simpson
  6. Satellites in Outer Space by Isaac Asimov
  7. The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
  8. When You Are Alone/It Keeps You Capone by Myra Cohn Livingston

    Three Stars (Average)

  1. Andy McBean and the War of the Worlds by Dale Kutzera
  2. Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn
  3. Sammy the Seal by Syd Hoff

    Two Stars (Finished but it was a chore to read)

  1. Hard Truth by Nevada Barr
  2. Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion by Alan Goldsher
  3. Satan's Prep by Gabe Guarente

    One Star (Didn't finish)

  1. Boy Writers: Reclaiming Their Voices by Ralph Fletcher
  2. The Necropolis Railway by Andrew Martin

Books by Age

Books by Source

Books by Age Group

Books and stories read this month (reviews coming)

    Personal Collection
  1. The Automobile and American Culture edited by David Lanier Lewis
  2. Eric by Terry Pratchett
  3. The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
  4. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
    Research
  1. The Endangered Species Road Trip: A Summer's Worth of Dingy Motels, Poison Oak, Ravenous Insects, and the Rarest Species in North America by Cameron MacDonald
  2. The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate by Michael Wallis
  3. On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom by Dennis McNally
  4. The Power to Go by Merrill Denison
    Library book
  1. The American Highway by William Kaszynski
  2. Art of Freddy by Walter R. Brooks
  3. Blue on Blue by Dianne White
  4. Blue Mountain by Martine Leavitt
  5. Bumperhead by Gilbert Hernández
  6. The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
  7. Frank, Vol. 1 by Jim Woodring
  8. Ghoul Interrupted by Victoria Laurie
  9. Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni
  10. A Most Unique Machine; The Michigan Origins Of The American Automobile Industry by George S. May
  11. National Audubon Society Guide to Landscape Photography by Tim Fitzharris
  12. Pigmalion by Glenda Leznoff
  13. The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney
  14. Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
  15. SnApp Shots: How to Take Great Pictures with Smartphones and Apps by Adam Bronkhorst
  16. A Spirited Gift by Joyce Lavene
  17. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
  18. The Yellow House on the Corner by Rita Dove

5 = all new books, -4 = all to be reads. The goal is to be as close to -4 as possible.
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 / April 2015
Read vs Review by Date - January / April 2015

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