The Cover Wars

Judging books by their covers and back copies – it’s fun and it’s honest (and perhaps a mite too snarky, but that just makes it like we’re really in the bookstore!). Join in in the comments! Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic …

YA a few years older

Magic, check. Fantasy setting, check. Court politics, check. Swashbuckling characters, check. Female protagonist, check. Female protagonist who saves the kingdom, check. Female protagonist who saves the kingdom and engages in a romantic relationship, check. Female protagonist who saves the kingdom and engages in a romantic relationship while defeating dastardly villains, …

Reverse Crossover: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang, Kim Chi-Young (Translation), Nomoco (Illustrations)

Paperback, 144 pages Published November 26th 2013 by Penguin Books Source: Purchased Hwang Sun-mi (born 1963) is a South Korean author and professor who is best known for her fable The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly, which has also been made into a successful animated film in South Korea, …

Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia by Clare Dunkle: A Dialectical Review

Hardcover, 560 pages Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Chronicle Books Source: Raincoast Books Janet and I received review copies of this book from Raincoast Books and as this is a rather heavy book in terms of the themes it tackles and the experiences it narrates, we decided to buddy-read …