I spend some time watching YouTube videos and these are my absolute favorites! Epic Rap Battles of History – is literally rap battles between different figures in history/pop culture. My favorite is Dr. Seuss vs. William Shakespeare A Dose of Buckley – I like his musical autopsy’s the best, but he has some great nerd rants as well The Key of Awesome – I love this Channel! They redo music videos and they are so hilarious. Have you heard of any of these? Any you think I should check out?
Kingdom of Ash and Briars starts off rather brutally. A kitchen maid named Bristal is being dragged to a pool that will possibly turn her into a elicromancer – immortal magical beings that usually have one obvious power. Or it could kill her. She’s brought there after being seen turning into a rabbit by one of the men. Lucky for her, she survives and becomes an elicromancer, but finds there are only two left in the world – one who seems more sage, the other more rash. Both find her and begin to teach her their ways. Unfortunately, one of them begins […]
Paper Girls Vol. 1 puts us in the 1980s, from the viewpoint of a group of girls that deliver papers. It’s Halloween night and all the weirdos are out, but so are they – doing their job of delivering papers. Only something weird happens, the group splits in two with walkie-talkies and one gets jumped and their walkie-talkie taken. They track the guys to a house and into a basement that has something out of this world in the basement, covered by a sheet. What happens next is just nutty. I’m not really sure what’s going on and I kind […]
Rise of Fire is the sequel to Reign of Shadows, which I loved and left off on this terrible cliffhanger! While Luna and Fowler are separated at the beginning, they find each other, but Fowler is in a perilous situation. Approached by soldiers from a neighboring kingdom, she cannot refuse their aide, as nothing can cure him that she knows of. Lagonia offers the pair refuge, but things gets messy when they realize who Luna really is – the lost princess of Relhok. Luna finds herself suddenly engaged to a prince she barely knows and kept separate from Fowler, […]
A Night Divided is a historical fiction written about a girl named Gerta, whose family has now been separated by the Berlin Wall. Her father and one brother are on the West side, while she is stuck on the East side with her mother and older brother. Because of her father’s actions, the police monitor their family and it becomes more intense after her brother’s best friend Peter tries to cross the wall and ends up killed. Peter also happens to be the brother of her best friend (Anna) who then has to stop talking to Gerta to help her family not look […]
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week our topic is: Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR Listed in no particular order. Eon by Alison Goodman Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin My Neighbor Tortoro by Tsugiko Kubo The Journey to Dragon Island (The Accidental Pirates #2) by Claire Fayers The Princess and the Page by Christina Farley The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2) by Genevieve Cogman The Burning Page (The Invisible Library, #3) by Genevieve Cogman A Court of Wings and Ruin(A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah […]
Welcome to another edition of the Monster Report. The Monster Report explores the book happenings of Kate and Kristen. Whether it be what we got in our mailboxes, what books we are currently hiding in, or fun stuff to look forward to this week at The Book Monsters, you can find it here. The Monster Report is inspired by Alea‘s This Week in Books, Tynga’s Stacking the Shelves, and Kathryn at the Book Date‘s It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Also, Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers also host a kidlit version of It’s Monday, What are you Reading? Books gifted: […]
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training is the second book in the series and follows Pip to The Triple Trident – a showcase of magical creatures. Tomas comes along as well, even with all his allergies to magical creatures. To their surprise, they find that Regent Maximus, a unicorn afraid of everything, is being shown by his owner. They try to help him, so he won’t be sold because of bad showing, but then unicorns start having their tails cut and together they must find who is doing it before another tail is lost. I just love the humor […]