Tag: Ghost Cats

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Scholastic Book Fairs

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. Who remembers going to Scholastic Book Fairs when they were younger? Those things were the best, right?  I am so glad they’re still around, because they were a highlight of my school year.  I still remember that moment when it felt like books were going to go digital and I remember one of my concerns being these book fairs… so many kids would want to go just to get out of class and go, and they’d find a book and it would change everything.  Not that it is an impossible stretch in a technologically driven world, but […]

Posted May 8, 2020 in Bookish Things // 8 Comments //
Wonderful Books that Need a Spotlight in the Blogosphere

Wonderful Books that Need a Spotlight in the Blogosphere

Book bloggers tend to be individuals who read a lot. A LOT.  It’s very easy to fall into the hype of books promoted by one of the bigger influencers in our community.  These books blossom out like wildfire.  And, yes, they’re largely very good.  Things like Six of Crows and Strange the Dreamer.  But there are books – a lot of other books – that slip under the radar.  And they’re good books. Today, I want to share with you some great books that haven’t been really seen by the community as a whole.  Only two of these books are pre-orders (so […]

Posted February 19, 2019 in Memes // 18 Comments //
Ghost Cats by Susan Richards Shreve

Ghost Cats by Susan Richards Shreve

  As a kid growing up, I relished the twice-annual Scholastic Book Fair. Ghost Cats was a purchase from this fair, probably when I was nine or ten. I had few pets and thus didn’t relate as well with the loss of them, but this story of family and change was one that stuck with my nine-year-old self… enough so that at 26, I still have this old paperback sitting on my shelf. Ratings Breakdown Setting: ★★★ Plot: ★★★★ Characters: ★★★★ Writing: ★★★★ Pacing: ★★★★★ Personal Enjoyment: ★★★★ Have you read this book or anything by this author?  If so, […]

Posted May 22, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //