Member Blogs Archive > August 2020

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry

    Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Mauve hates the boarding school she's been sent to and spends a lot of time in trouble.  When she is sent to sort the garbage, she suddenly finds a sardine can that is moving .  When she opens it, a djinni comes out and wants to grant her wishes.  Wow!Sourcebooks Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 13th.This is an exciting and entertaining read.  She shares her discovery with her roommate.  The orphan boy next door is looking in the window and finds out, too.  He wants to have Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Wishes and Wellingtons by Julie Berry

    Wed, 26 Aug 2020 08:30:00 Permalink
    Mauve hates the boarding school she's been sent to and spends a lot of time in trouble.  When she is sent to sort the garbage, she suddenly finds a sardine can that is moving .  When she opens it, a djinni comes out and wants to grant her wishes.  Wow!Sourcebooks Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 13th.This is an exciting and entertaining read.  She shares her discovery with her roommate.  The orphan boy next door is looking in the window and finds out, too.  He wants to have Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

    Mon, 03 Aug 2020 03:00:00 Permalink
    Vanessa can see prophecies but she can't control them.  She'll be drinking tea and the prophecy just blurts out of her.  The worst part is most of them foresee death.  She decides to visit Paris and her aunt there.  Maybe she can help her control them...Berkley and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for for review (thank you).  It will be published on August 4th.Aunt Evelyn says she's getting headaches because she's full of prophecies and she'll have to let them out.  As she serves tea and cookies, she also occasionally serves up prophecies.  When she finally runs Read More
  • from ten pound island book company

    Salad Years and Leftovers

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:26:55 Permalink
    Got a call from Ron Bourgeault last week. After more than 30 years of operating the prestigious Northeast Auctions firm, he was calling it quits. He wanted to know if I had any interest in purchasing his extensive arts and antiques reference library? We agreed that the market for such books had collapsed, or was collapsing, and that the books would be difficult to resell. But I made an appointment anyway, just to see what he had.Continue reading Salad Years and Leftovers at Ten Pound Island Book Company. Read More
  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Brass Carriages and Glass Hearts by Nancy Campbell Allen

    Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    Emmeline is fighting for shifter's rights.  She's so well known, she's been invited to be a speaker on the international level.  She's thrilled until she gets a letter threatening her with death.  But she's not backing down...Shadow Mountain Publishers and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 6th.Her mother panics and drags her down to the police station.  She wants an officer assigned to her to protect her.  Wouldn't you know they'd assign the man was her nemesis?  He's been dragging her down to jail when she incites a Read More
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    Girl Giant and the Monkey King by Van Hoang

    Sat, 01 Aug 2020 09:00:00 Permalink
    She's a small girl who is very strong,  She tries to ask her mother about her father but she won't talk about him.  She's Vietnamese and she hates being different.  She looks different and she doesn't recognize her own strength.  They've just recently moved and she doesn't like it here.  But her best friend from her old school is no longer responding to her either.  She's stuck in the middle with no friends.Roaring Book Press and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published October 6th.Thom is not looking forward to a school event Read More
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