April162014

Death and Dentistry: A Double ARC Read-it-if Review…

ARC Read it if Review: The Terminals

Morning me hearties.  Today we will journey together into the depths of the human soul…face deep philosophical musings about our very existence…question everything we know about what happens after death…and talk about a really cool book I just read.  It’s book number one in a new series and it’s called The Terminals: Spark by Michael F. Stewart.  I received a digital copy for review from the…

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April142014

Mondays with Marple: The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side…

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Afternoon mystery lovers!  It’s time for another Monday with Marple, a time to sit back, relax and find out what’s going on in the world of Jane Marple – knitter, spinster, murder-solver.  Today’s pick is The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side.  I selected this one to be second in the MwM review series for the simple reason that it happened to be on the shelf at a second-hand bookstore I happened…

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April112014

Adult Fiction Review: The Bone Road…

Morning me hearties! Today I have a book for the grown ups.  It was released a while back, and I remember picking it up at that time but for some reason I didn’t get very far into it during that attempt.  This time however, I received a digital copy from the publisher via Netgalley (thanks!) and I was hooked after the first few chapters.  I give you…The Bone Road by Mary Holland.

In The Bone…

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April92014

Read-it-if Review: Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain…

ARC Read-it-if Review: Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillian…

Howdy superfriends! Today I have a very different YA novel for you filled with action and gadgets and cool outfits.  It’s Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain by Richard Roberts, and I received a digital copy of the book for review from the publisher, Curiosity Quills, via Netgalley – thanks!

Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervillain is told from the point of view of Penelope, a…

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April72014

Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human: An R-I-I Review, Author Interview and Giveaway!

Read-it-if Review and Giveaway: Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Human…

Cheerio my flesh and non-flesh friends and compatriots! I have a delightful little cross-species tale for you today, and for extra delightedness, it has a delightfully long title.  I speak, of course, of middle grade sci-fi adventure story, Henry and the Incredibly Incorrigible, Inconveniently Intelligent Smart Humanby Lynn Messina.  The book was published in 2012 and it has been a grave…

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April62014
A poem about the most relentless of foes…

A poem about the most relentless of foes…

April42014

From Poignant to Peppy: A Double Haiku Review…

The Latest from Book Guild: A Double Haiku Review…

Good morning to you, loyal friend of the shelf! Or alternately, if this is your first visit, welcome soon-to-be loyal friend of the shelf! It is Mad Martha with you today and I am delighted to be sharing with you two very different illustrated books for young readers.  One is poignant, grave and yet abundant with signs of hope, while the other is peppy, cheerful and abundant with moments of…

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April22014

Time Square: The Shift…A Maniacal Book Club Review…

manical book club buttonGood morning all! Today I have a duet of pleasures for you – a new release review and the inaugral review selection of the Maniacal Book Club (pictured!).  What is this book club and from whence has it sprung, I hear you question.  Well, since I am not the only being on the shelf and my opinion is but one of many, I decided that I should involve some of the other shelf-dwellers in having their…

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March302014

Read-it-if Review: YA Fantasy Novella “Miyuki” and a GIVEAWAY!

Read-it-if Review: Miyuki (Blog Tour)

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Good morning to you all! Before we begin, I’d like you to have a look outside…what’s the weather like today? Any fires predicted for your tranquil bush home? Are there likely to be rockfalls rattle-tattling down your mountain-side mecca?  Is that the mother of all thunder storms cracking outside your window? Well if any or all of these are lurking on your weather radar, today’s book reviews are…

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March282014

Haiku Review: Zips Goes Wandering Blog Tour and Giveaway…

Blog Tour and Review: Zip Goes Wandering…

Howdy pardners! It’s Mad Martha with you today and I’m very happy to be hosting a stop on the blog tour of the new children’s picture book Zips Goes Wandering by Chris March.  This tour is full of reviews & runs March 14-April 2nd. Check out the tour page for the list of tour stops!

Zips Goes Wandering follows the story of Zips, the young Zebra, as he ill-advisedly decides to take a walk…

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