Newbery Medal Challenge 2012

Catching up on Newbery Medals: Terabithia, Whipping Boy and Kira Kira

I did not realize that reading and reviewing 12 Newbery Medal books in a year would be difficult. We have to acknowledge that this was the hardest reading challenge for us to get through. We still have five books to go until end of the year which is only four days away. I am hoping […]

Courage in Self Discovery: A Review of Armstrong Sperry’s Call it Courage

When it comes to YA literature, I generally jump into reading them more out of necessity than preference. In this case, we needed to read a Newbery Medal book, as well as a book related to water. Call it Courage was a perfect fit. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy it, but I think the message […]

Missing May by Cynthia Rylant: The Cycle of Loss

I first picked up Missing May early 2000, I remember it to be a poignant and sad book. I picked it up again to re-read for our Newbery Medal Challenge this year and found myself feeling the exact same thing back when I first read it. Missing May is by Cynthia Rylant, an American author […]

October Round Up!

I always think of time as some trickster, jumping out of nowhere and making you realize a month has gone past. It’s once again our time to  round-up what we’ve done this October. Amazing, how in two months’ time we shall be welcoming 2013. Book Hunting Expedition Book Hunting Expedition is our excuse to splurge […]

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

Would you put an ad for a spouse? Would you answer such an ad? I suppose such an idea is so strange for most (if not) all of us. Currently, relationships and marriages are results of a long process of meeting, dating, and romance. Marriages and relationships aren’t necessarily about practicality, but are supposedly built […]