“Life changes in the instant. The ordinary instant.” ― Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking When a friend recommends a particular book, I take note, and read. Over a decade ago, I recall sitting in my office chipping away at the day’s to-do list. When late in the morning, in walked a colleague of mine, whom … Continue reading Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking
Reviewed by: Bookworm Babe Title: Nothing Ever Happens on My Block Author: Ellen Raskin Genre: Children’s Literature Age range: 2-4 Number of Pages: 32 Where did you find this book? We were visiting my papa last month and he told us there was a trunk full of books in the upstairs bedroom. My dad opened … Continue reading Book Review: Nothing Ever Happens on My Block
Reviewed by: Bookworm Boy Title: The Trail Author: Meika Hashimoto Genre: Fiction Number of Chapters: 40 Number of Pages: 229 Where did you find this book? I bought it at my school’s Scholastic Book Fair. What did you like the most about this book? The story had a lot of suspense, you didn’t really know … Continue reading Book Review: The Trail
Reviewed by: Bookworm Girl Title: The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City Author: Jodi Kendall Genre: Realistic Fiction Number of Chapters: 33 Number of Pages: 326 Where did you find this book? It was in my stocking on Christmas morning! What did you like the most about this book? My favorite part of … Continue reading Book Review: The Unlikely Story of a Pig in the City
The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. – James Gates Percival It was the end of May last year, and I was found meandering through Barnes and Noble, gift card in hand, on a … Continue reading Book Review: Poetry Will Save Your Life
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book. ― Marcel Proust, Days of Reading Welcome to Book Joy, my family’s blog dedicated to our shared love of reading books. We're so glad you are here with … Continue reading Meet the Joyful Reader Family
The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library. —Albert Einstein Visiting our local public library marks a true measure of enjoyment for myself and my clan. My husband visits the library closest to his place of employment just about every week for new reading material, audio books to … Continue reading Our devotion to the local public library
“Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” ― Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life Welcome to Book Joy where my family and I, all avid readers, will write about and share our affinity for books. We are happy to invite you … Continue reading Welcome to Book Joy!