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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

October Round Up

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman Olivia - Ian Falconer No, David! - David Shannon Can We Save the Tiger? - Martin Jenkins, Vicky White Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature - Joyce Sidman, Beth Krommes Wild Born - Brandon Mull In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives - Steven Levy Yankee Doodle - Steven Kellogg Dear America: The Winter of Red Snow - Kristiana Gregory Time Enough for Drums - Ann Rinaldi

So, I have been horribly inactive on here lately because life has just gotten the best of me this month. I'll be posting a personal update later to get into the reasons for that, but long story short - the only reading I've had time for has been for school. And I haven't had time to post reviews for those books (again, because I have NO TIME). So I will be posting reviews later today because, for once, I actually have a bit of free time today to interact with all of you! 


One of the many good sides about going to grad school for a degree in library science is that, even though you have no life and have to read a lot, you have to read a lot of really good books. You also have to read a lot of scholarly articles, but seriously, I read picture books like every day - so fun! So these 10 books aren't even all of the books I've been reading, but they're the main ones that I have been assigned for school, so I chose to highlight them for this month's wrap up. 


Of these books, I think I'd have to say that my favorite was either Olivia or Yankee Doodle. I would consider both to be classic children's books - I actually read Yankee Doodle frequently with my mom when I was a kid, along with many of Steven Kellogg's other works. He's the best! As for Olivia, that book didn't come out until after I'd moved on from picture books to chapter books, but I think Olivia is ADORABLE and she's totally one of my favorite children's book characters now. 


My least favorite book was probably In the Plex. It's about Google and it's actually pretty interesting, especially if you're into techie things, but, well, I'm not, plus I had to write a paper on the book so that kind of turned me off from it a bit. But I've definitely read far worse!


Overall, I had a pretty good selection of books this month! I do wish that I had more time for fun reading - I didn't finish a single book that I selected on my own this month, which is super depressing  - but I have to say that if I have to be reading books that others choose for me, these ones have been pretty darn good. 


What books have you read this month? Have you read any of my selections?