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American Road by Pete Davies
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part Three by Gene Luen Yang
Curse of the Blue Tattoo by L.A. Meyer
Dead Air by Michelle Schusterman
Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt
Digital Photographer's Handbook by Tom Ang
Doctor Who: The Nameless City by Michael Scott
Everything's Amazing [sort of] by Liz Pichon
Extraordinary Jane by Hannah E. Harrison
Fed, White, and Blue: Finding America with My Fork by Simon Majumdar
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle
Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City by Guy Delisle
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
The Last Days of California by Mary Miller
The Locksmith issue 2 by Terrance Grace
The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Mystery of the Scarlet Rose by Irene Adler
The Numberlys by William Joyce
PopCo by Scarlett Thomas
Reading Up a Storm by Eva Gates
Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop
Romance of the Road by Ronald Primeau
Rutabaga the Adventure Chef: Book 2: Feasts of Fury by Eric Colossal
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett
Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride by Lucy Knisley
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Thai Die by Monica Ferris
Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Miscellaneous
How I spend my time
I don't only post reviews
On leveled reading — or leveled reading didn't make me a life long reader
On reading ebooks and digital fatigue
Twenty-nine years of being a reader
What are my thoughts on audiobooks?

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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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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Everything's Amazing [sort of]: 06/20/16

Everything's Amazing [sort of] by Liz Pichon

Everything's Amazing [sort of] by Liz Pichon is the third of the Tom Gates series. It's writing in a mostly doodle format, very much like the Diary of a Whimpy Kid books, or Doodebug by Karen Romano Young.

I read this book in the context of the 2015-6 CYBILs for the middle grade fiction category. Keep in mind this book was going up against more text heavy, plot rich volumes. Really this book would have been better suited in the graphic novel category since it's more illustration than text.

Tom Gates is excited about entering his dog in a show, the upcoming School Disco, and of course, his birthday. His granny, though, wants to cook, and that's aparently a very bad thing. But it's a lot to throw at an unitiated person.

Take my rating with a grain of salt. This one star rating means I decided not to finish it. At a later date I will revist the series, starting with the first book, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates.

One star

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