Once I started reading this beautiful little book I really had trouble putting it down. It’s a heartfelt graphic novel whose artwork flows easily along the pages. You get going and by the time you look up at the clock it’s way past bedtime, and you’re already halfway through. At least that was my experience. I am including  a few photos of artwork in this book because I think it’s necessary to display the delicate hand that the artist uses to express the complicated emotions found in this book. Please, bear with my terrible camera skills. I didn’t want to damage the book by bending the pages back too far so they are a little slanted.

Thi Bui is a young woman who about to have her first child. Becoming a parent is frightening. Being introduced to this brand new person inspires so much love, tempered with the weight of incredible responsibility. She reaches back to her own experience as a child and to the difficult relationships she has with both her mother and father.

She and her family were refugee immigrants to America after the Vietnam War ended. She was very small at the time and doesn’t remember much. She knows her parents carry the weight of those harrowing experiences and the years before they left their motherland. She hopes by understanding her parents better she can gain more confidence in her ability to parent her own child.

Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock
Philip Lawler
Gateway Editions
256 pages
$25.79 Hardcover; $14.99 Kindle

A book that is already drawing the attention of international media despite a publication date nearly two months out (at the end of February) is Phil Lawler’s upcoming work,  The Lost Shepherd. How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock .

The Lost Shepherd   (disclosure: I received a free advance copy in order to prepare this review) is yet another book offering a critical look at Pope Francis and his current reign over the Catholic Church. Previously, two other books have taken a similar approach: first, George Neumayr’s  The Political Pope. How Pope Francis is Delighting the Left and Abandoning Conservatives ; and second, the pseudonymous writer Marcantonio Colonna’s recent book  The Dictator Pope . (Another big book in the same vein will arrive in March of 2018, with  New York Times’  columnist Ross Douthat’s  To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism .)

Book Title: The Plastic Magician Series:  Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating: Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. Alvie is an innovator. In a world where people can choose the medium for their magic, apprentice Alvie Brechenmacher has picked Plastic. It is the newest… Continue reading The Plastic Magician – Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Title: Bookish Boyfriends Series:  (#1 in a two book series with unknown title) Author: Tiffany Schmidt Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Pleasant teen novel Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I have to admit, as a lifelong reader I’ve had my share of bookish… Continue reading Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt

Book Title: The Alienist Series: Dr. Laszlo Kreizeler, #1 Author: Caleb Carr Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Riveting psychological thriller If you have a cable subscription you have probably already heard of the new TNT show coming out in late January. It is based on The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Have you seen the… Continue reading The Alienist – Caleb Carr

“Remember, Thursday, that scientific thought, indeed, any mode of thought whether it be religious or philosophical or anything else, is just like the fashions that we wear-only much longer lived. It’s a little like a boy band.”

“Usually the lab presented an aladdin’s cave of inventive genius, the haphazard and electric mix of machines, papers, blackboards and bubbling retorts a shrine to disarray; an antidote to order.”

“I’ve spotted my old croquet captain, Alf Widdershaine. This is Sue Long And Tony Fairwelle; they just saw Sarah Nora- see a pattern emerging?”

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Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

Once I started reading this beautiful little book I really had trouble putting it down. It’s a heartfelt graphic novel whose artwork flows easily along the pages. You get going and by the time you look up at the clock it’s way past bedtime, and you’re already halfway through. At least that was my experience. I am including  a few photos of artwork in this book because I think it’s necessary to display the delicate hand that the artist uses to express the complicated emotions found in this book. Please, bear with my terrible camera skills. I didn’t want to damage the book by bending the pages back too far so they are a little slanted.

Thi Bui is a young woman who about to have her first child. Becoming a parent is frightening. Being introduced to this brand new person inspires so much love, tempered with the weight of incredible responsibility. She reaches back to her own experience as a child and to the difficult relationships she has with both her mother and father.

She and her family were refugee immigrants to America after the Vietnam War ended. She was very small at the time and doesn’t remember much. She knows her parents carry the weight of those harrowing experiences and the years before they left their motherland. She hopes by understanding her parents better she can gain more confidence in her ability to parent her own child.

Once I started reading this beautiful little book I really had trouble putting it down. It’s a heartfelt graphic novel whose artwork flows easily along the pages. You get going and by the time you look up at the clock it’s way past bedtime, and you’re already halfway through. At least that was my experience. I am including  a few photos of artwork in this book because I think it’s necessary to display the delicate hand that the artist uses to express the complicated emotions found in this book. Please, bear with my terrible camera skills. I didn’t want to damage the book by bending the pages back too far so they are a little slanted.

Thi Bui is a young woman who about to have her first child. Becoming a parent is frightening. Being introduced to this brand new person inspires so much love, tempered with the weight of incredible responsibility. She reaches back to her own experience as a child and to the difficult relationships she has with both her mother and father.

She and her family were refugee immigrants to America after the Vietnam War ended. She was very small at the time and doesn’t remember much. She knows her parents carry the weight of those harrowing experiences and the years before they left their motherland. She hopes by understanding her parents better she can gain more confidence in her ability to parent her own child.

Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock
Philip Lawler
Gateway Editions
256 pages
$25.79 Hardcover; $14.99 Kindle

A book that is already drawing the attention of international media despite a publication date nearly two months out (at the end of February) is Phil Lawler’s upcoming work,  The Lost Shepherd. How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock .

The Lost Shepherd   (disclosure: I received a free advance copy in order to prepare this review) is yet another book offering a critical look at Pope Francis and his current reign over the Catholic Church. Previously, two other books have taken a similar approach: first, George Neumayr’s  The Political Pope. How Pope Francis is Delighting the Left and Abandoning Conservatives ; and second, the pseudonymous writer Marcantonio Colonna’s recent book  The Dictator Pope . (Another big book in the same vein will arrive in March of 2018, with  New York Times’  columnist Ross Douthat’s  To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism .)

Book Title: The Plastic Magician Series:  Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating: Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. Alvie is an innovator. In a world where people can choose the medium for their magic, apprentice Alvie Brechenmacher has picked Plastic. It is the newest… Continue reading The Plastic Magician – Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Title: Bookish Boyfriends Series:  (#1 in a two book series with unknown title) Author: Tiffany Schmidt Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Pleasant teen novel Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I have to admit, as a lifelong reader I’ve had my share of bookish… Continue reading Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt

Book Title: The Alienist Series: Dr. Laszlo Kreizeler, #1 Author: Caleb Carr Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Riveting psychological thriller If you have a cable subscription you have probably already heard of the new TNT show coming out in late January. It is based on The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Have you seen the… Continue reading The Alienist – Caleb Carr

“Remember, Thursday, that scientific thought, indeed, any mode of thought whether it be religious or philosophical or anything else, is just like the fashions that we wear-only much longer lived. It’s a little like a boy band.”

“Usually the lab presented an aladdin’s cave of inventive genius, the haphazard and electric mix of machines, papers, blackboards and bubbling retorts a shrine to disarray; an antidote to order.”

“I’ve spotted my old croquet captain, Alf Widdershaine. This is Sue Long And Tony Fairwelle; they just saw Sarah Nora- see a pattern emerging?”

Once I started reading this beautiful little book I really had trouble putting it down. It’s a heartfelt graphic novel whose artwork flows easily along the pages. You get going and by the time you look up at the clock it’s way past bedtime, and you’re already halfway through. At least that was my experience. I am including  a few photos of artwork in this book because I think it’s necessary to display the delicate hand that the artist uses to express the complicated emotions found in this book. Please, bear with my terrible camera skills. I didn’t want to damage the book by bending the pages back too far so they are a little slanted.

Thi Bui is a young woman who about to have her first child. Becoming a parent is frightening. Being introduced to this brand new person inspires so much love, tempered with the weight of incredible responsibility. She reaches back to her own experience as a child and to the difficult relationships she has with both her mother and father.

She and her family were refugee immigrants to America after the Vietnam War ended. She was very small at the time and doesn’t remember much. She knows her parents carry the weight of those harrowing experiences and the years before they left their motherland. She hopes by understanding her parents better she can gain more confidence in her ability to parent her own child.

Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock
Philip Lawler
Gateway Editions
256 pages
$25.79 Hardcover; $14.99 Kindle

A book that is already drawing the attention of international media despite a publication date nearly two months out (at the end of February) is Phil Lawler’s upcoming work,  The Lost Shepherd. How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock .

The Lost Shepherd   (disclosure: I received a free advance copy in order to prepare this review) is yet another book offering a critical look at Pope Francis and his current reign over the Catholic Church. Previously, two other books have taken a similar approach: first, George Neumayr’s  The Political Pope. How Pope Francis is Delighting the Left and Abandoning Conservatives ; and second, the pseudonymous writer Marcantonio Colonna’s recent book  The Dictator Pope . (Another big book in the same vein will arrive in March of 2018, with  New York Times’  columnist Ross Douthat’s  To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism .)

Once I started reading this beautiful little book I really had trouble putting it down. It’s a heartfelt graphic novel whose artwork flows easily along the pages. You get going and by the time you look up at the clock it’s way past bedtime, and you’re already halfway through. At least that was my experience. I am including  a few photos of artwork in this book because I think it’s necessary to display the delicate hand that the artist uses to express the complicated emotions found in this book. Please, bear with my terrible camera skills. I didn’t want to damage the book by bending the pages back too far so they are a little slanted.

Thi Bui is a young woman who about to have her first child. Becoming a parent is frightening. Being introduced to this brand new person inspires so much love, tempered with the weight of incredible responsibility. She reaches back to her own experience as a child and to the difficult relationships she has with both her mother and father.

She and her family were refugee immigrants to America after the Vietnam War ended. She was very small at the time and doesn’t remember much. She knows her parents carry the weight of those harrowing experiences and the years before they left their motherland. She hopes by understanding her parents better she can gain more confidence in her ability to parent her own child.

Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock
Philip Lawler
Gateway Editions
256 pages
$25.79 Hardcover; $14.99 Kindle

A book that is already drawing the attention of international media despite a publication date nearly two months out (at the end of February) is Phil Lawler’s upcoming work,  The Lost Shepherd. How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock .

The Lost Shepherd   (disclosure: I received a free advance copy in order to prepare this review) is yet another book offering a critical look at Pope Francis and his current reign over the Catholic Church. Previously, two other books have taken a similar approach: first, George Neumayr’s  The Political Pope. How Pope Francis is Delighting the Left and Abandoning Conservatives ; and second, the pseudonymous writer Marcantonio Colonna’s recent book  The Dictator Pope . (Another big book in the same vein will arrive in March of 2018, with  New York Times’  columnist Ross Douthat’s  To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism .)

Book Title: The Plastic Magician Series:  Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating: Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. Alvie is an innovator. In a world where people can choose the medium for their magic, apprentice Alvie Brechenmacher has picked Plastic. It is the newest… Continue reading The Plastic Magician – Charlie N. Holmberg

Book Title: Bookish Boyfriends Series:  (#1 in a two book series with unknown title) Author: Tiffany Schmidt Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Pleasant teen novel Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I have to admit, as a lifelong reader I’ve had my share of bookish… Continue reading Bookish Boyfriends – Tiffany Schmidt

Book Title: The Alienist Series: Dr. Laszlo Kreizeler, #1 Author: Caleb Carr Goodreads Link: Click here Star Rating:    – Riveting psychological thriller If you have a cable subscription you have probably already heard of the new TNT show coming out in late January. It is based on The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Have you seen the… Continue reading The Alienist – Caleb Carr

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