WWW WEDNESDAYS #9: AUGUST 30, 2017


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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and you just answer three questions and leave your links down below!

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Even though I haven’t read this book yet, I’ll be starting Caraval by Stephanie Garber since it was chosen for August’s TBR Read and I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about this book!

 


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I had just finished reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and honestly, this is one of the best reads I had read for this year!  I just loved the fact that this book explores mental illness (in this case schizophrenia) in such an intriguing way and I really loved the characters in this book, especially Miles who was probably the best part of this book!  I was also shocked by the huge twist in this story, as it caught me off by surprise!

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The first book I wanted to read next is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon as I needed a good diverse read in my book pile and I’ve been hearing lots of good things about this book!  The next book I wanted to read is a physical ARC book I’ve received last year called Curioddity by Paul Jenkins and I’ve been putting off this book for awhile now, so I’m going to try to read it as soon as I can!  The last book I wanted to read next is Heartless by Marissa Meyer.  Since I’ve enjoyed Marissa Meyer’s first two books Cinder and Scarlet, I wanted to give Heartless a try and see if it’s as good as the last two books I’ve read!

 

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TOP TEN TUESDAY #:8 TOP 10 Rabbit Ears Books You Should read to Kids at School


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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

 

Each week there’s a different Top Ten list. It’s a great way to find and connect with other awesome bloggers.

 

So today’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is a school read freebie and I’ve chosen “Top 10 Rabbit Ears Books You Should read to Kids at School” (because this is a site for mostly Rabbit Ears stuff and these books would be great for school children all alike)!

 

1. John Henry

 

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For anyone who wants to read some good books about “John Henry,” I would highly recommend checking out this version of the classic tale, which is narrated by Denzel Washington along with music by the late B.B. King!

 

2. East of the Sun West of the Moon

 

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If you want a nice story that is set in Scandinavia / Norway, I would strongly suggest reading “East of the Sun West of the Moon” which is a truly heartwarming and magical story narrated by Max Von Sydow along with artwork by Vivienne Flesher!

 

3.  The Tiger and the Brahmin

 

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If you want to introduce the culture of India to kids, then I would suggest checking out “The Tiger and the Brahmin” which takes place in India and also features tigers that children would love!  It is also narrated by Ben Kingsley along with music by the late Ravi Shankar!

 

4. Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin

 

Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin (1992)

If you want a great Native American story to tell to children for Native American studies, I would definitely check out “Princess Scargo and the Birthday Pumpkin,” which is narrated by Geena Davis!

 

5. Finn McCoul

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If you want to read a good story that takes place in Ireland for children who want to read more about Ireland, I would suggest reading “Finn McCoul” which is such a wonderful folktale that takes place in Ireland and is narrated by Catherine O’Hara!

 

6.  The Emperor and the Nightingale

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Trying to introduce children to not only Hans Christian Andersen tales, but to Chinese stories also?  Then, I would highly recommend checking out “The Emperor and the Nightingale,” which is narrated by Glenn Close along with music by Mark Isham!

 

7. Jack and the Beanstalk

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Want to read more versions of “Jack and the Beanstalk” to children?  I would definitely recommend checking out “Jack and the Beanstalk” which is narrated by Michael Palin along with music by Dave Stewart!

8.  Pecos Bill

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If kids at school really enjoy the “Pecos Bill” mythos, I would highly recommend checking out “Pecos Bill” which is probably one of the funniest interpretations of the tale as it was narrated by the late Robin Williams!

 

9. The Fool and the Flying Ship

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If you want to introduce Russian folktales to children, then I would highly recommend “The Fool and the Flying Ship” which is the funniest version of the folktale ever created and is another tale that is narrated by the late Robin Williams!

 

10. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Want a good spooky read for children?  I would highly recommend “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which is a nice and spooky tale narrated by Glenn Close!

 

So, what children’s books do you want children in school to read? Please feel free to comment below!

 

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BOOK PHOTO SUNDAYS #28: August 20, 2017


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Hey everyone! I’m participating in this new meme called “Book Photo Sundays” which is hosted by Rabbit Ears Book Blog and the goal of this meme is to post up whatever book photos you had taken such as photos of your book hauls, library hauls, photos from book conventions or photos of you with a book!  You can take the photos from your Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, or any other account where you keep your book photos!

Here’s my book collection with a blue, orange and yellow theme!

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WWW WEDNESDAYS #8: August 9, 2017


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Hello everyone! WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words and you just answer three questions and leave your links down below!

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I just started reading Made You Up by Francesca Zappia and it’s pretty interesting so far!  I rarely get the chance to read novels about mental illness and after hearing so many good things about this book, I just had to pick it up!

 

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I just finished reading Golden Son by Pierce Brown and man, was it one intense and shocking ride!  Since I’ve read Red Rising last year, I wanted to see what will happen to Darrow after the games he had to go through in the first book and the second book in the series was even more intense than the last since there are lots of betrayals going on and that ending just killed me to the bone! I can’t wait to read the last book “Morning Star” soon!

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Since I just recently bought Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I wanted to read this book and since I’ve heard lots of good things about this book, I am definitely excited to read this book!  Another book I wanted to read is When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, since I also bought this book and I wanted to read another book that deals with diversity.  The last book I wanted to read is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which is a book that has mixed reviews, but I’m still interested in reading it because I’m really interested in the “Wizard of Oz” lore.

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THE FRIDAY FACE-OFF #3: Fire


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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join me every Friday as I pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

Hey everyone! I’m joining in this new book meme called “The Friday Face-Off” which is hosted by Books by Proxy and this week’s theme is: FIRE!!!

For this week, I have decided to choose Cassandra Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire from the Mortal Instruments series and compare the two and choose which one I like the best!

 

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And the winner is…

 

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This was a hard choice for me since I loved both covers, but I chose the first cover because it really used the fire in a much more effective way (with the fire swirling underneath the characters) and I just loved the glow coming off the woman on the cover as it gives the cover much more finesse.