Sunday, July 30, 2017

ARC August Sign Up!



Hey everyone!  I'm joining in a new reading challenge called ARC August, which is being hosted by Read.Sleep.Repeat!  I have so many ARCs to get through myself and this is a great time to start getting through my ARCs!  Here are some ARCs I'm planning on reading in August:


From NetGalley:






From Edelweiss:






From Reading Alley: 







From Authors:



The Sunday Post Meme (97)




Hey everybody! I am participating in a book meme called the Sunday Post which is being hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!The goal of this meme is to share news you have  on various books and things you’ve read or received and also talk about what is coming up for your blog! Book hauls can include library books, yard sale finds, arcs and bought books and you can share these finds with other book bloggers!

Hello everyone!  I finally took a nice long break from all the house cleaning I did the past weekend and from working 2 extra hours at work yesterday just to get some extra pay! I'm also doing pretty well on my ARCs, but I still need to read up on all the ARCs I have so far. Let's hope I can accomplished that by the end of the year!




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Well, that's the Sunday News for today and I will have more news for the various books I've read in the near future!



Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Book Photo Sundays #40: July 30, 2017



Hello everyone! Welcome to "Book Photo Sundays" where you get the chance to showcase photos of your books, bookshelves and book conventions you have gone to!  The goal of this book meme is to basically just post up a photo of the various books you have read or your book hauls on your blog and link back here so that way everyone can check out your wonderful book photos!  You can get your book photos through your Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, Iphone or any other account where you can get your photos!



#bookphotosundays




So let's get started!



I don't have any photos for this week, but please feel free to post your photos of the week!










[ARC REVIEW] Robin and the White Rabbit by Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström (@JKPBooks)








Title:  Robin and the White Rabbit

Authors:  Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström

Genre:  Autism / Animals / Disability / School / Friendship

Year Published: 2017

Year Read:  2017

Publisher: 
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Source: eARC (Edelweiss)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Nothing Objectionable)





I would like to thank Edelweiss and Jessica Kingsley Publishers for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.



It is rare that I find children’s books that discusses autism and how the protagonist who has autism deals with it.  So, imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that Edelweiss has a copy of a children’s book that deals with autism called “Robin and the White Rabbit” by Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström and man, was I impressed by this inspiring children’s book!

Meet Robin!

Robin is a young girl who often has trouble expressing her true feelings as her emotions seems bottled up inside of her (or in this case, are shown as words that swirl around her) and she has problems with communicating with other children because of this.  One day, when Robin goes and sits underneath a tree by herself while the other children are playing on the playground, a white rabbit suddenly comes up and offers Robin a way to communicate her feelings by showing her pictures of her favorite activities and making a chart that shows what activities she likes and what activities she does not like.


Wow! I was quite impressed with this book as it was both creative and inspiring at the same time!  It is rare that I have read a book that deals with autism and Åse Brunnström and Emma Lindström have both done a wonderful job at writing this story as they show what autism is like and how you can help anyone who has autism express their feelings more clearly.  I like the fact that Robin becomes friends with a white rabbit who truly helps Robin cope with her autism. I especially loved the way that the rabbit helps Robin by showing her pictures of various activities that she could play and placing them on a chart that tells the audience what activities she likes and what activities she does not like.  This activity would certainly help a parent or a teacher understand about how to deal with children or other people who have autism and gain a better understanding of what having autism is like.  I will admit that I was a little curious about whether or not the white rabbit is a figment of Robin’s imagination or really exists in that world, but because I loved the idea about this book exploring autism and the white rabbit helping Robin deal with her autism, I eventually did not mind where the white rabbit came from.  Emma Lindström’s artwork is highly creative as the artwork has a mixture of watercolor drawn characters mixed with realistic photos which gives the story a unique atmosphere.  I also loved the images of the white rabbit itself as it is drawn in a cute way and I loved seeing the little blue bag it carries as it makes me interested in seeing what the white rabbit has in its bag!


Overall, “Robin and the White Rabbit” is a truly cute and inspiring story that would be great for parents and teachers who are dealing with children and loved ones with autism and it is definitely a children’s book that is worth checking out!  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book.



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Stacking the Shelves #23: July 29, 2017





Stacking The Shelves is a book meme created by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality and it is about sharing books that you are adding to your shelves, whether it's physical or virtual.  This means including books that you bought from the store or online, books you borrowed from friends or from the library, books you've reviewed, gifts and ebooks!

Hello everyone! It's been a pretty peaceful week for me.  Yesterday, I ended up working 2 extra hours for work due to our boss giving us some overtime to catch up with our work and I actually thought that the day was going to drag because of this, but it turned out to be a pretty quick day, which is awesome!  I'm still trying to get through my ARCs and hopefully, I'll be able to be more consistent in reading the books I really want to read. I hope everyone has a great weekend!





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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #49: The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones




Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!





This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:






Title:  The Hearts We Sold 
Author:  Emily Lloyd-Jones
Expected Publication Date:  August 8th, 2017





When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.

With reality turned on its head, Dee has only a group of other deal-making teens to keep her grounded, including the charming but secretive James Lancer. And as something grows between them amid an otherworldy ordeal, Dee begins to wonder: Can she give someone her heart when it’s no longer hers to give?


Hmmm...a story about a girl giving away her heart to a demon?  Sounds really interesting!


So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!

Monday, July 24, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #7: July 24, 2017



Hello everyone!  This book meme is called "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?" and basically what you do is share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself and to visit and comment on other blogs!  This book meme is hosted by The Book Date!







I've managed to finish reading Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas over a month ago and I really enjoyed this book!  I loved all the characters, especially Celeana, Dorian and Chaol and I just loved how strong Celeana is as a female protagonist!  I can't wait to check out the next few books in this series!











I just picked up the sequel to Red Rising called Golden Son by Pierce Brown and so far, I'm really loving this book! So many twists and turns in the plot that has me sitting on the edge of my seat as I try to figure out what Darrow is going to do next!  It's taking me a bit longer than usual to get through this book since I have the large print edition, but hopefully I'll finish this book by the end of this week!










The first book I wanted to check out is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which I kept hearing some good and bad things about this book. But, I'm really interested in the "The Wizard of Oz" lore, so I'm checking this book out anyway!  The next book I wanted to read is Made You Up by Francesca Zappia as many of my book friends have said a lot of good things about this book and I'm really interested in exploring the themes of this book!  The last book I wanted to read is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, which is a book I just bought recently and I'm really excited to read a book that features a diverse character!