My Kind of Crazy

My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul   Rating: 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads: Despite the best of intentions, seventeen-year old, wisecracking Hank Kirby can’t quite seem to catch a break. It’s not that he means to screw things up all the time, it just happens. A … More My Kind of Crazy

The Revenant

The Revenant by Michael Punke    Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads: The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when … More The Revenant

Ms. Marvel #2

Ms. Marvel #2 Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (artist), Jacob Wyatt (artist) Rating: 4 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads: Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! If Kamala can stop … More Ms. Marvel #2

Marginalia

Question for you.  Do you write in your books? I came across this article and started thinking about my own habits with my own books. The Art of Marginalia  How do you feel about this?  I love finding old books with writing in them. I do write in my own books as well, but this makes … More Marginalia

The Great Trouble

The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson   Rating: 4 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From goodreads.com   Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a “mudlark,” he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He’s being hunted by Fisheye … More The Great Trouble

Fish in a Tree

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads “Everybody is smart in different ways. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its life believing it is stupid.”   Ally has been smart … More Fish in a Tree

Mary: The Summoning

Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan Rating: 3 out of 5 Magical Coffee Cups         From Goodreads.com There is a right way and a wrong way to summon her. Jess had done the research. Success requires precision: a dark room, a mirror, a candle, salt, and four teenage girls. Each of them–Jess, … More Mary: The Summoning

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona (Artist) Rating: 3 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads.com “Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she … More Ms. Marvel

My Name is Shylock

 My Name is Shylock by Howard Jacobson   Rating: 2 out of 5 magical coffee cups         From Goodreads.com “With an absent wife and a daughter going off the rails, wealthy art collector and philanthropist Simon Strulovitch is in need someone to talk to. So when he meets Shylock at a cemetery … More My Name is Shylock