Saturday, February 15, 2014


February Book Haul!
Middle Grade Books:
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering
I chose to purchase this book because I had heard about the movie which one of the characters is voiced by Emma Watson (one of my favourite celebrities). I looked the book up and thought it sounded magical and interesting. I think I will review this book along with the movie (which is on Netflix).
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild and illustrated by Diane Goode
I shall tell you a secret...I have always admired ballet. I have always had two left feet and was never in dance as a kid but I loved ballet. Ballet Slippers are so cute (I am always known to wear ballet flats as shoes) and I love the buns that ballerinas wear for their hairdos. I love the way the dancers glide effortlessly around the stage, twisting their bodies anyway they wish. So when I watched the BBC adaptation of Ballet Shoes (which coincidentally has Emma Watson starring in it) I always wanted to read the book. Now is my chance.

Vampire Academy:
I have already reviewed the first novel in the Vampire Academy series but I have not ready any of the other books. I ordered Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, and Blood Promise. Expect to see reviews of each of those books in the future.

Young Adult:
This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl by Esther Earl, Lori Earl, Wayne Earl, and John Green.
I remember watching Esther's YouTube videos the summer before Esther passed away and thinking how smart and funny she was. I was impacted by Esther that summer by how her only wish was that people would tell others how much they loved them. I have just started reading This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl recently and I have cried a couple times already.

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
Having just finished Between Shades of Gray I knew I had to read her second book, Out of the Easy. I feel like both books will have taught me about a culture and region I know very little about: Lithuania and New Orleans. I cannot wait to delve into this book.

Let me know if you have read any books on this haul and what you thought of them. Are there any books you have purchased/borrowed lately that you are excited to read?
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Happy Reading,

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