Papillon Goes To The Vet

Papillon is the fluffiest cat.  This is a cat so fluffy he floats.  He is perhaps one of the most adorable picture books characters I’ve ever seen. This white fluffy ball bounces around the pages.  Written by A. N. Kang, this is the second adventure of Papillon.  I must say that the first book may be […]

Munchem Academy Is Going To Steal Your Heart

Munchem Academy is a newer series.  The second book: Munchem Academy: The Girl Who Knew Even More, is another foray into how Mattie Larimore eventually becomes the world’s greatest thief. You may be hesitant at that premise, but you should know that this is not just a context of good or evil.  Commander S. T. […]

Suspect Red The Best Historical Fiction

Suspect Red is the perfect example of historical fiction. This novel by L. M. Elliott has the perfect balance of research and speculation.  Adding to the tension are pictures and facts from the time period that are from the story.  Nothing else can drop you into the paranoia of the Cold War faster than seeing […]

Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker

There are definitely some great first chapter books to be found.  Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes is perfect for young kids.  Beatrice is a little bit of a rebel or an outcast.  She is not a traditional kid by any means.  Beatrice after all prefers to think upside down, literally.  The illustrations are […]

Drive In The Circle With The Rogue SL

We have seen a lot of the Nissan Rogue.  So this time around, when we had the Rogue SL, we were pleasantly surprised.  There are a few extra features that make being in the car relaxing.  Nothing says summer more than the perfect book like The Circle.  Instead of going to the beach, we headed to […]

How Do You Cook With Books?

Books have always been an extremely central part of our life.  My dad used to buy books only available in Europe when he traveled and as you know Alison was a librarian for many, many years.  When we moved from Louisville to Seattle, we moved about 50,000 pounds of books and that was after we […]

Blood of An Englishman: Review and Giveaway M.C. Beaton

The Blood of an Englishman is something Agatha Raisin must investigate in her 25th adventure.  So, while she does that we decided to investigate the blood of an American.  Knowing that there are some foods we just can’t turn down, we opted to preview The Blood of an Englishman with our Stash tea and bacon scones. They are […]

Summer Is For Secrets: Book Review and Giveaway!

I received these books in order to facilitate a review and giveaway.  All opinions are my own. Like most of our readers, we find ourselves reading more during the summer months.  When the heat gets to you and all you want to do is relax while expending as little energy as possible, you reach for […]

Simon’s Cat Vs. the World at The Book Cellar November 20th!!

Comics have a dear place in my heart.  I love them.  I learned to read from comics.  The ones in the paper and comic books read aloud to me.  The combination of pictures and words allows everyone to understand what is going on.  Yet, the best comics don’t always have words.  This is the case […]

The Rx Factor by J. Thomas Shaw

I was pleasantly surprised with this book.  It isn’t generally the type of plot lines I usually read, but it kept me hooked until the end.  The political intrigue is set from the start.  We get actual news articles about drug trials gone bad in the prologue.  The scene being set, I knew I was […]

The Rx Factor by J. Thomas Shaw

I was pleasantly surprised with this book.  It isn’t generally the type of plot lines I usually read, but it kept me hooked until the end.  The political intrigue is set from the start.  We get actual news articles about drug trials gone bad in the prologue.  The scene being set, I knew I was […]

Ready Player One By Ernest Cline

Rarely do I feel the need to stay up all night reading.  This happens only with a few favorites, but this has become one of them.  Ready Player One is just the insider attitude and geek out that I needed.  I consider myself a gamer and nerd, but I stray more to the books and […]