Wednesday, December 9, 2015

More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

by Jen Campbell

Why You Might Like This Book:
  • Hilarious, sometimes even hysterical. Man, people are weird sometimes.
  • Makes you feel very glad you read.

And Why You Might Not:
  • It's a really slim book, and some of the entries are even duplicates from the first book.
  • A bunch of the entries are dependent on you knowing a bit about literature (e.g. "Do you have The Girl With the Dragon and the Baboon?" is not going to be funny unless you know what the original book was called).

Saturday, December 5, 2015


by Ingrid Law

Story summary: Gypsy comes into her savvy power on her 13th birthday, and it is the grand and difficult one of seeing people's pasts and futures. But when the Beaumonts' unpleasant grandmother moves in and runs away, suddenly everyone's powers go topsy turvy. Now it's up to Gypsy and her brothers to rescue their grandma without betraying their secret or destroying the town.
Sequel to Savvy and Scumble.

Why You Will Like This Book:
  • A great cast of characters. (Samson and his fire and emo-ness and adorable crush! Del and his fake power! Grandma and her grumpy forgetfulness! Momma and her perfect imperfection!)
  • Really wholesome and family-oriented, without being kitschy, as many movies/books about family is. (In other words, as someone raised in a large, Catholic family, it rang true for me.)

And Why You Might Not:
  • A little too simple for me, with a less unique main character than I was hoping for and some unexplained plot twists.