(51) Spinning Silver // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Spinning Silver by Naomi NovikSpinning Silver by Naomi Novik

This book is by the same author as Uprooted which I read last year and really enjoyed (I think it was even in my top 10 list from last year).

In a similar vein from Uprooted, this book is losely inspired by various folk tales. Pleople said that this was inspired by Rumplestiltskin but don’t let that turn you away. Really the only similarities is that things are turned into gold and names hold power.

In this book we follow three women: a Jewish moneylender’s daughter who takes up her father’s trade when he fails at it, a peasant girl who ends up working for her, and a lord’s daughter who gets married to the tsar. Did I mention we’re in Russia? Continue reading “(51) Spinning Silver // Bookish Blurb”

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(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb

Image result for i capture the castle by dodie smithI Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I think this book just got reprinted (it was first published in 1948) and I saw it in a bookstore with a cute cover (not the one pictured above) so I wanted to read it. Also this is the author who wrote 101 Dalmations. And JK Rowling has a quote on the cover. So I picked it up. Continue reading “(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb”

(48) The World’s Strongest Librarian // Bookish Blurb

Image result for the world's strongest librarian by josh hanagarne coverThe World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

Again after reading fantasy I felt the need for something different so I read *gasp* some nonfiction.

This is a memoir (that’s about as nonfiction as I get) following the life of Josh as he struggles with Tourette Syndrome and figuring out how to not just survive but thrive. Continue reading “(48) The World’s Strongest Librarian // Bookish Blurb”

(47) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle // Bookish Blurb

Image result for mrs. piggle-wiggle by betty macdonaldMrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

After reading so much intense fantasy, I wanted to read something light and very different. And then for some reason I started thinking about this book.

This book is one of many that my mom used to read to my brother and me when we were little. I’m not sure when I last read it.

Basically this book is a collection of stories about ‘cures’ that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle comes up with such as “Won’t-Pick-up toys cure” and Fighter-Quarreller cure”. Continue reading “(47) Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle // Bookish Blurb”

(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb

The Hidden Blade: A Prequel to My Beautiful Enemy (Heart of Blade Book 1) by [Thomas, Sherry]The Hidden Blade by Sherry Thomas

I got this book because Sherry thomas wrote the Lady Sherlock series which I quite enjoyed and I thought I would try a differeny series that she wrote.

This is the prequel to her Beautiful Enemy series and in this book we follow our two main characters; Ying-ying, a girl in China who learns to fight, and Leighton, a boy in England whose life is torn apart by his evil uncle. Continue reading “(45) The Hidden Blade // Bookish Blurb”

(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb

Image result for in the unlikely event by judy blumeIn the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Somehow I have gone through life thus far having never read a Judy Blume book. It felt like high time to remedy that.

In this book we follow a host of characters centered around the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 when a plane crashes and their lives rapidly evolve.

For the most part our main character is Miri, the daughter of a single mother, just at the cusp of becoming an ‘adult’. Continue reading “(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb”