Mini Review: Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Publishing Date: October 28th 2003 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Steampunk Format: Hardcover Page count: 64 My rating: Lyra’s Oxford is the pocket-sized book containing the short story Lyra and the Birds, and it a sequel to His Dark Materials, taking place roughly two years after the events in The Amber Spyglass. The book also […]

Mini Review: If Puppies Could Talk by Dana Bottenfield

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd Publishing Date: March 15th 2010 Genre: Humour Format: Hardcover Page count: 73 My rating: Obviously this book had a lot of potential, what with it being about cute puppies and including pictures on every page.  It could have been a whole lot more imaginable if, for instance, the words were written first and then a […]

Top Ten Books for a Deserted Island (11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It’s all about bookish lists! Share your lists and remember to stop by The Broke and the Bookish to see where it all began. This week’s list: Top Ten Books  I’d Want On A Deserted Island 01. Before I Fall by […]

Mini Review: Sailor Twain: or The Mermaid in the Hudson by Mark Siegel

Publisher: First Second Publishing Date: October 2 2012 Genre: Graphic Novel Format: e-ARC Page count: 400 My rating: Mark Siegel’s wonderfully imagined and beautifully drawn graphic novel Sailor Twain tells the story of the Mermaid in the Hudson (which is also its alternate title). Captain Twain stumbles upon an injured mermaid, and in nursing her back to health develops an […]

Mini Review: Angel & Faith: Live Through This by Christos Gage

Publisher: Dark Horse Publishing Date: June 20 2012 Genre: Graphic Novel Format: Paperback Page count: 136 My rating: Live Through This is the tale of retribution and atonement after Angel, Whedon’s popular vampire with a soul, commits a horrific act in the previous novel. Faith, the rogue vampire Slayer with a tumultuous past is the only character that will stick […]

Mini Review: Once Upon a Time in the North by Philip Pullman

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Date: April 8 2008 Genre: YA, Fantasy, Steampunk Format: Hardcover Page count: 110 My rating: Once Upon a Time in the North tells a prequel tale of the aeronaut Lee Scoresby from Pullman’s fantastic world-wide hit trilogy His Dark Materials and his first meeting with the ice bear, Iorek Byrnison, set in the familiar […]