I really enjoyed this book! I usually don't get into sports fiction, but this one sounded interesting, and it was. Paul is uprooted to a new town, in a new state, and he ends up with a wacky middle school experience that involves classes in trailers, sink holes and lightning. He is a believable character with wit, wisdom, determination, and sensitivity.
I haven't read many books set in Florida that revolved around the citrus crop. It was great seeing a bit of that, and how it affects daily life for some people.
This is such a great book! Lotta has a flair for design. Her designs are simple and appealing, and a tad Scandinavian, which I love. This book is full of easy to follow projects involving various methods of printing.
I highly recommend this and her many other craft/sewing/printing books!
Grab a textile, grab some paint, let's go!
John Green and David Levithan have done it again! This is a unique book. A wonderful book! Just great.
We have two characters with the same name, each writing every other chapter. (One voice written by Levitan, the other by Green.) Eventually the two characters and the narrative collides, and their lives are forever changed.
The characters are believable and heartfelt. And Tiny Cooper? He's one of my favorite book characters of all time. You have to read to find out who he is and why! Let's just say: larger than life in all respects + musical theater = super fun.
I have to reread this book each December, to gear up for the holidays. How did holidays even exist before "Santaland Diaries"? That short story just about changed the world. Or at least the mall elf world. It his hilarious beyond funny bones. Be sure to have it on your holiday must-read list.
Oh, R.E.M. I had to listen to your new album, because in my heart of hearts, you are "that band" for me. Well, back in the day. So I still have to wonder, still have to listen. This album is very Monster-y. I still love me some Stipe, but I'd rather get my fix by listening to Fables or Murmur or something of that nature. Thanks for being. As always.