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Where’d Ya Go Review?

This is review is for a book I read a while ago but it is so good that I wanted to talk about it. Plus the movie rights have been acquired and I really hope this comes to the big screen.  I love it that much.  If you haven’t read this book already I highly suggest you pick it up. It is great for a summer read on the beach, lounging in a hammock, or just sitting in you back yard.  You will love this.

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Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Bernadette is different. She is an architectural genius; an unapproachable private-school parent; a stubborn wife; but above all, a loving mother to 15-year-old daughter Bee.  Bernadette causes draws attention, and causes chaos where ever she goes, and this is a no-no in her upper class Seattle area.  Her life and her choices have made her an extreme agoraphobic and relies on a virtual assistant for even the most basic of tasks.  But when her daughter Bee claims her reward of a trip to Antarctica for acing her report card, that really sends Bernadette spinning.  One day, she goes missing and Bee complies emails, letters, notes, official documents the works, in order to try and find her mother.  The roles of mother and daughter reverse in this can’t put down read.

This book is utterly hysterical.  I was literally laughing out loud. My husband looked at me with wide eyes wondering what on earth I was reading.  I could not put this down.  I was reading it every chance I got and I was sad when it came to and end.  I highly recommend this to anyone looking for good laugh.

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Sorry for the long delay

I took the summer off, as you could probably tell. But now that we are back in the swing of the school year, I am back to add my two cents to the world of education, technology, libraries.

But I think I should share something I learned over the summer. I am a huge fan of graphic novels. I always liked reading comic books, but graphic novels have taken a special place in my reading world recently and I a tore through them this summer. I must have read anywhere from 7 to 10 a week.  Over the course of the summer that is a hefty amount. Where as last year I read several standard novels and nonfiction works, I was able to fill my brain with so much more content this summer.  I truly cleaned my local library out of adult ones and then moved on to the YA section.

Friends kept saying to me how can you read those, they are just picture books?  But there is a difference. Where picture books use the images to normally enhance the story, the graphic novels use their pictures to progress the story.  Some panels will have no text, it relies on the picture to tell you how the character is feeling, or what is the current situation of the story.  I am learning that graphic novels are the perfect gateway for reluctant readers as well, and I will be putting a great deal of emphasis on them in my own library.

So enough rambling.  I am happy to be back and posting again. See you all later.

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