Month: December 2013

My Top Ten Books of 2013!

My Top Ten Books of 2013!
Posted December 30, 2013 / Books & Reading

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme create at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Well, here is a challenge to myself. Featuring my top ten FAVORITE reads of 2013! What a difficult task! I have read some pretty fabulous books this year. But alas, I will limit them to my ten favorites! So, without further ado, here are my Top Ten Books of 2013! In order to help me […]

2013 Best on Screen

2013 Best on Screen
Posted December 30, 2013 / Movies & TV & Music

This year, not only have I been doing a lot of reading, but also a lot of WATCHING! Yes, that is right! I have watched almost 70 movies and a HECK of a lot of television this year. I find watching t.v. and movies just as story-addiction filling as books are–there is just so much development in a good tv show! And movies have such an art to them! And so, because I don’t talk […]

Best Audiobook Listens of 2013

Best Audiobook Listens of 2013
Posted December 29, 2013 / Books & Reading

Over the past year and a half, I have REALLY gotten into listening to audiobooks. They have helped me get through work shifts, chores around the house, and commutes to work and school. They are like MY BEST DISCOVERY EVER! It’s like killing two birds with one stone, multi-tasking at its finest! Seriously, you can get in so much more “reading” by listening to audiobooks. And if you have a fantastic narrator, the experience of […]

2013 Best Speculative Reads

2013 Best Speculative Reads
Posted December 28, 2013 / Books & Reading

Hello lovely readers! I am back with more “Best of” 2013s! Today, I am going to feature my favorite reads in the speculative fiction genres! If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you will know that I love me some good speculative fiction. Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Post-Apocalyptic….I love the depth of world-building a good speculative fiction novel can reach! And this year, I have read quite a few that I […]

2013 Best Graphic Novel Reads

2013 Best Graphic Novel Reads
Posted December 27, 2013 / Books & Reading

To go along with the picture theme of today, I will also be featuring my best graphic novel reads of the year. Graphic novels is a genre that I just kind of stumbled into, and I am IN LOVE with them. Like seriously. Over the past year I have read so many graphic novels that have been just as emotional of a read as a contemporary YA fiction book. The authors and illustrators of these […]

2013 Awesome Picture Book Reads

2013 Awesome Picture Book Reads
Posted December 27, 2013 / Books & Reading

2013 has been a year of me delving in to the picture book world! There are so many cute and classy picture books being published that you cannot help but giggle and smile as you read them. One of my features here at A Librarian’s Library is my Children’s Corner, where I highlight picture books that I read thematically. This is a Children’s Corner post of sorts, featuring some awesome picture books I have read […]

2013 Best Historical/Contemporary Realistic Reads

2013 Best Historical/Contemporary Realistic Reads
Posted December 26, 2013 / Books & Reading

So I am starting my Blogoversary/Yearly Review posts with a bang! This year I have read MANY fantastic realistic fiction books, a lot more than I have in years past. So this list will be massive, and will cover both historical and contemporary reads. Some of these books I reviewed earlier this year, so I have included the links to the full reviews. Many of the books I have read this year I didn’t get […]

Book Review: The Agony of Alice

Book Review: The Agony of Alice
Posted December 20, 2013 / Book Talks, Books & Reading

Title/Author: The Agony of Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (Alice #1) Genre: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Humor, Coming of Age Published: 1985 Hardcover, 131 pages How I Got This Book: Checked it out from my library Why I Picked It Up?: It’s that first book in the Alice series, and as I have designed my own Alice Project, of course I will read this book! 😉 Book Jacket Blurb: “Life, Alice McKinley feels, […]