Category: Favorites Friday

Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best Couples

Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best Couples
Posted on June 20, 2014 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

I’m switching the format for Favorites Friday to make it easier to read. Don’t freak out. Also, I haven’t had one in a while, so you probably don’t remember what this meme even is. Well, it’s simple. I take a category of books (or settings, or characters, or covers) and choose a few books from that category that I like. It’s a lot like Top Ten Tuesday, but there doesn’t have to be ten, you can choose whatever category you want, and there isn’t a linkup. It’s more of a private meme for now. This […]

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Favorites Friday: Best Concepts of Death

Favorites Friday: Best Concepts of Death
Posted on January 10, 2014 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

The May Bird Trilogy by Jodi Lynn Anderson Most people aren’t very comfortable in the woods, but the woods of Briery Swamp fit May Bird like a fuzzy mitten. There, she is safe from school and the taunts and teases of kids who don’t understand her. Hidden in the trees, May is a warrior princess, and her cat, Somber Kitty, is her brave guardian. Then May falls into the lake. When she crawls out, May finds herself in a world that most certainly does not feel like a fuzzy mitten. In fact it is a place […]

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Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Series Covers

Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Series Covers
Posted on December 20, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

Note: due to the fact that this list is huge, I will not be doing summaries. Just comments.   The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart Cover Comments: These are so much fun! Notice the similarities- such as the fact that there’s always someone hiding in some part of the cover! Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray Cover Comments: I love her hair! It’s red! And curly! Color me jealous. Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage Cover Comments: I really can’t explain, they’re just all so fun. So beautiful. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard Cover Comments: Dolls. Always […]

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Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Minimalist Covers

Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Minimalist Covers
Posted on November 29, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

   Animal Farm by George Orwell As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals and their quest to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality is one of the most scathing satires ever published. As readers witness the rise and bloody fall of the revolutionary animals, they begin to recognize the seeds of totalitarianism in the most idealistic organization and in the most charismatic leaders, the souls of the cruelest oppressors.Cover Comments: It’s a pig! Can’t get any simpler than […]

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Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Red Covers

Favorites Friday (Cover Edition): Best Red Covers
Posted on November 16, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

   The Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash Enter a world where spirits roam the earth in Michael Phillip Cash’s haunting new novella, The Hanging Tree. Set amid the eerie backdrop of Long Island, an area famously steeped in old legend, two young would-be lovers contemplate their future while visits from those who have come before them reveal the lure of fate…and the power of free will. At seventeen years old, Arielle’s relationship with her parents is slowly deteriorating. Angry and defiant, she is at a loss on how to cope with the tumultuous situation in […]

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Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best heroines with ‘K’ names

Favorites Friday (Character Edition): Best heroines with ‘K’ names
Posted on August 23, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 1 Comment

  Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games (by Suzanne Collins) The main character and narrator of the story. Katniss is slender with black hair, grey eyes and olive skin. She is sixteen years old and attends a secondary school somewhere in Appalachia, known in the book as District 12, the coal mining sector. She is often quiet and is generally liked by District 12’s residents, mostly because of her ability to provide highly-prized game for a community in which starvation is a constant threat. Katniss is an excellent hunter, archer, gatherer, and trapper, skilled just […]

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Favorites Friday: Animal POV

Favorites Friday: Animal POV
Posted on August 16, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

  The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, […]

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Favorites Friday: Books with Great Court Cases

Favorites Friday: Books with Great Court Cases
Posted on August 9, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 0 Comments

  Dovey Coe by Frances O’Roark Dowell Dovey Coe says what’s on her mind, so it’s no secret that she can’t stand Parnell Caraway. Parnell may be the son of the richest man in town, but he’s mean and snobby, and Dovey can’t stand the fact that he’s courting her sister, Caroline, or the way he treats her brother, Amos, as if he were stupid just because he can’t hear.So when Parnell turns up dead, and Dovey’s in the room where his body is discovered, she soon finds herself on trial for murder. Can the […]

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Favorites Friday: All-Time Favorite Books

Favorites Friday: All-Time Favorite Books
Posted on August 2, 2013 in Favorites Friday / 4 Comments

  Graceling by Kristin Cashore In a world where people born with an extreme skill—called a Grace—are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.She never expects to become Po’s friend.She never expects to learn a new […]

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