The Captain’s Log – call it courage (Armstrong Sperry)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the second read in me April BookBum Club Challenge!  This read is long overdue.  Ye see it all stems from a post I read from me matey Jackie @ deathbysundoku back in October 2017.  She be on the Great Newbery quest wherein she be reading all Newbery medal winners … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – call it courage (Armstrong Sperry)

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The Captain’s Log – scat (Carl Hiaasen)

Ahoy there me mateys!  This was another audiobook that I picked up because of a cat on the cover: I am so glad I did.  Nick and Marta are in a biology class taught by the dreaded Bunny Starch.  She is feared by students and teachers alike.  The class goes on a field trip to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – scat (Carl Hiaasen)

The Captain’s Log – fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Did ye know that in 1793 in Philadelphia there was a yellow fever epidemic?  Or that said epidemic killed 10 percent of the city's population in 3 months?  Or that there was a Free African Society that helped citizens of Philadelphia in the epidemic regardless of race or class.  Or that … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – fever 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)

The Captain’s Log – if you could be mine (Sara Farizan)

Ahoy there me mateys!  As a reader I tend to have me favorite genres and authors.  However I also like to experience new cultures and ideas.  That is one of the best things about having this Log - I get recommendations on novels from readers all over the world. One of me more favorite things … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – if you could be mine (Sara Farizan)

The Captain’s Log – when the moon was ours (Anna-Marie McLemore))

Ahoy there me mateys!  The beautiful cover is what drew me to this novel: When I read the book blurb, I was intrigued.  And yet nothing could have prepared me for the impact this novel would have on me.  It is magical realism at its best. The book is the story of two best friends, … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – when the moon was ours (Anna-Marie McLemore))

The Captain’s Log – the wanderer (Sharon Creech)

Ahoy there me mateys! the wanderer (Sharon Creech) I previously read two novels by this author: walk two moons (Newbery Medal Winner) and chasing redbird.(ALA Best Book for Young Adults).  When I found a copy of her Newbery Honor Book about an adventure across the ocean on a sailboat at a Friends of the Library … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wanderer (Sharon Creech)