Book reviews

Book review round-up: I have, in fact, reviewed some books

Hey! It's me again! Look at me go! I figured while I'm figuring out how to start my blog back up again that I would share some of the things I've been up to while I've been gone (besides snuggling). I actually wrote a few more book reviews for MuggleNet.com and their book blog. Several… Continue reading Book review round-up: I have, in fact, reviewed some books

Book reviews

“This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. First Second: 2014. Hello, blog! I miss you a lot. *hugs* Let's start catching up on reviews, shall we? I read This One Summer this summer because I had heard wonderful things about out it, and a YA graphic novel was quick enough to fit in among… Continue reading “This One Summer” review: singing the song of purple summer

Book Events

National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

What is up Rose Readers? So yesterday I wrote a post about National Library Week in which I shared a video from the library where I work and got all braggy and inspiring and shit. And then at the end of the post I spontaneously decided I was going to do a new post each… Continue reading National Library Week: Monday | Challenged book challenge

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: July | March

Wait, July March? July? March? I'm confused... This Rose Recommendation for the month of July is a book called March. March, as in when you walk in rhythm to a beat, or as in when you walk in a group for demonstration or protest. March is a graphic memoir written by John Lewis (with co-author Andrew Aydin and… Continue reading Rose Recommends: July | March

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: May | Castle Waiting

Tra la! It's May! The lusty month of May! That darling month when everyone goes blissfully astray! Tra la! It's here! That shocking time of year! When tons of wicked little thoughts merrily appear! It's May! It's May! The month of.... Sorry. I was just in a production of Camelot. If you've ever been in… Continue reading Rose Recommends: May | Castle Waiting

Recommendations

Rose Recommends: February | The Infinite Wait

Hello! It's time for a recommendation. This month I'm going with a graphic memoir: The Infinite Wait and Other Stories by Julia Wertz. I like to feature books that aren't very well known for my monthly recommendations, and this definitely fits that description. It currently has 687 Goodreads ratings. I was actually required to read this book for a college… Continue reading Rose Recommends: February | The Infinite Wait

Rants & Reflections

Thoughts on graphic memoirs

I am relatively inexperienced when it comes to reading graphic novels. I've read 5, and they are: The Infinite Wait and Other Stories by Julia Wertz Drama by Raina Telgemeier American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang Peanut by Ayun Halliday Persepolis (both 1 and 2) by Marjane Satrapi I recently started reading Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, which inspired me to write… Continue reading Thoughts on graphic memoirs