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I'm just a girl trying to become a librarian so her cat can have a better life. I will be starting my first year at DU in the ALA-accredited MLIS program in Denver. Excited to start the program and get one step closer to becoming a librarian. I am a jack of all genres when it comes to reading. I will give any book 60 pages of commitment before I set it down.
What is a Taco? Most people would think of a delicious Mexican food, but not in this case. Taco is a squirrel who loves TACOS! This adorable squirrel takes the reader on a kind of tour in the forest. Giving bits and pieces of knowledge about squirrels, peppered with humor to keep the storyline light and fun. Taco, himself, is a great protagonist for young children to become absorbed with. They will read and learn at the same time while laughing the whole way. The illustrations are beautiful and artistic but keep the reader's age in mind. By keeping the illustrations accurate but also adding a little imagination to them. This would make a great book to read along with a young child.
Elyse and Gabe have never met but are tied by destiny. They tell the story of their lives in parallel narratives, sharing their secrets little by little. Elyse is entering a forbidden relationship and may be repeating her mother's footsteps. Gabe finally realizes that the relationship he is in may be more dangerous than he thought. Each will have to decide if the path they are on is the right one or beginning a new one is work their lives.
How many words do you use in an hour? A day? A week? What if you could only use 100 words a day? Would you use them more wisely, or suffer the consequences of the 100-word rule? For Jean and her daughter Sonia, this is their reality. They must use their words wisely and so does every woman in the near future of the US. Yet, Jean gives the change to regain her voice but it comes at a price. A price that may silence everyone in the process. Will she allow a whole race to be silence for a brief period to regain her own?
With the current political environment, this book seems to bring a realistic future of what it could be like for women. Recently, women have stopped the silencing of their voice. Through such movements as MeToo and literature/media as a Handmaid’s Tale. Bringing into focus the unequal balance between a male and a female as well as the roles they should play. Breaking the patriarchal hegemony rules that are placed upon them, in which a female's point of view is not valid. Dalcher also touches on situations of women having a chance to have a voice and choose to not use them. This can be through cultural domestication or passive naiveness.
She has lost her way and cannot remember how to get back until a friendly owl spots her and decides to help. In Franco's graphic novel, readers are given a rich illustration of Eleanor and Aldus journey of self-discovery.
Pro: The illustrations in this graphic novel are very vibrant and colorful. They change with the mood of the plot which is a great indicator of what will happen or what is coming up. Portraying Aldus the owl as a helper to the ghost was [pleaseant to read about. usually, owls are not portrayed in this manner.
Cons: The illustrations could get a little overwhelming with all the details and colors. Sometimes they got in the way of what was happening in the story. There was not much development of the characters and would have liked to know more about the owl politics or what happened after Aldus helped Eleanor. Also knowing why the man was attacking Jessica and their relationship would have helped with the depth of the story.
A copy of this book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Summary: Alicia never wanted to return to her hometown but she only did to help her mother. She never knew she would run into her ex-friend and crush while working as a hostess. But when Jeff walks back into her life, can she forgive him for what he did all those years ago? Jeff regrets how he treated Alicia and wishes he could change the past. Even though that is impossible, he will try the next best thing; changing the future.
I love books that make me feel something. Whether it is loss, pain, regret, happiness or love. The fact that the book has an effect emotionally to a reader means it has a very legitimate tie to the real world. This is the exact reason I wanted to read these three books. I knew it would provoke something in me and create discussion. I'm all for discussion, as long as its an adult and mature one. I know that my views are not shared by everyone and this is why I have held off on reviewing these books. But I feel we sometimes hide too much because of the fear. The fear that we will be yelled at, blamed, called names. So while I debate on whether to review these and other controversial books, Id like to know how you guys feel.
Maybe not about the books above, but regarding books that hit a nerve. I'm interested to hear what you think