Category Archives: Bean’s Books

Bean’s 4th Quarter Books 2018

Bean read (listened to) 70 books in 2018!

And after grumbling and rolling her eyes at me, deigned to tell me which of the books listed below were her favorites. I even got comments! Oh the joys of tweens.

Bean’s favorites:

Jackaby – Sherlock Holmes-y with comedy and some Dr. Who thrown in
Delicious in Dungeon – liked the plot, liked that the characters weren’t perfect, liked the humor though she says she didn’t get most of it
Grenade and Sachiko – both WWII historical fiction, liked that they were from the Japanese perspective

Audiobooks (13)

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Bean’s 3rd Quarter Books 2018

One of the things I like about Bean is her reading choices. They are different than mine in that when I was 12, I was heavily into dragons and sword fantasy, with a smattering of sci-fi, whereas she is into history (both fiction and nonfiction) and books about children from other cultures. There is some fantasy in there, but hers leans towards adventure.

Her favorite books from this quarter were: Project, 1065, Refugee, and The Boys in the Boat.

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Bean’s 1st Quarter Books 2018

Bean was knocking out the books during the first three months of 2018. Audiobooks are her thing – she has a hard time mentally focusing on print; she finds it too small. Her “omg these books are amazing!” books were:

A Mango Shaped Space
The Scourge
Please Don’t Tell My Parents I’m a Supervllain

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Bean’s 4th Quarter Books 2017

Bean discovered or revisited several book series, and spent a decent amount of her winter break listening to books on her new Kindle. Her favorites (which account for most of what she read) are:

*Curse Workers trilogy: They were well-written, I liked the rules of magic the author created, and I liked that the main characters were not perfect.

*Magisterium series: series I liked Call because he is supposed to be the bad guy, but is trying to do the right thing and be a hero. I also liked the rules of magic the author created.

*Willow Falls series: Each book had multiple points-of-view with different plots that all came together in the end. Each plot revolved around a central character, and nothing would have happened without that character.

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Bean’s 3rd Quarter Books 2017

Bean’s reading picked up, mainly because of summer break. She ended up ripping through audiobooks in between playing outside (and playing Minecraft). She had several favorites: the Masterminds series and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

*Masterminds: it drew me in, each chapter focused on a different person in the group ending with a cliffhanger – I needed to know what happened. I also liked how the different characters saw the same situation.

*The Girl Who Drank the Moon: I liked how the author told the story. It felt and sounded magical.

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Bean’s Second Quarter Books 2017

Bean hit a reading slump this quarter. A combination of watching too many YouTube videos of a British buy playing minecraft, and playing outside took away from reading time. I have no issue with playing outside, but I don’t understand the attraction of zoning out on a guy narrating minecraft as he plays. However, I’m sure my parents felt the same way about TV shows I watched as a child. The ’80’s weren’t know for quality television.

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