Monthly Archives: June 2014

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | ROOMIES – SARA ZARR & TARA ALTEBRANDO

  It’s time to meet your new roomie. When East Coast native Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment, she shoots off an e-mail to coordinate the basics: television, microwave, mini-fridge. That first note to San Franciscan Lauren sparks a series of e-mails that alters the landscape of each girl’s summer — and raises questions about how two girls who are… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY: COVER TRENDS/ELEMENTS I LIKE & DISLIKE

Rain City Reads   June 24, 2014   Comments Off on TOP TEN TUESDAY: COVER TRENDS/ELEMENTS I LIKE & DISLIKE

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Cover Trends I Like/Dislike. This is going to be a slightly more boring post for two reasons: 1 – I don’t have much time this week for blogging, and 2 – I don’t want to use cover images because I feel like if I do that… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW: THE SILENCE OF BONAVENTURE ARROW – RITA LEGANSKI

Conceived in love and possibility, Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. No one knows Bonaventure’s silence is filled with resonance – a miraculous gift of rarified hearing that encompasses the Universe of Every Single Sound. Growing up in the big house on Christopher Street in Bayou Cymbaline, Bonaventure… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS ON MY SUMMER TBR LIST

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List. I feel like I did this one already. But I suppose this is slightly different – and more about my own plans for summer reading. So I’ll try not to be too repetitive!  Beloved Strangers – Maria Chaudhuri The Sixteenth… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW: DRAWING AMANDA – STEPHANIE FEUER

Rain City Reads   June 15, 2014   Comments Off on THE SUNDAY REVIEW: DRAWING AMANDA – STEPHANIE FEUER

Inky draws his crush for a game–and paints her into real danger.DRAWING AMANDA is set in the under-parented, high-expectation world of a Manhattan international prep school. Fourteen-year-old budding artist Inky Kahn is still smarting from the death of his father. He thinks he’s found his big break when he bonds with the developer of a new computer game and snags… Read more »