Two Review Tuesday – Pop Pop and Nana

Rae's Reads and Reviews

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A touching story about a young girl and the fun she has with her grandmother. This is a great book for reading with your little ones, especially before bedtime.

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This is a fun short story about a boy and his grandfather baking together. It’s perfect for reading as a teacher with a young class, or as a parent (or grandparent) reading to their child.

From the brilliant mind of Irene Smalls and Cathy Ann Johnson, comes this wonderful reading pair that you can enjoy with your favorite little ones.

I read these two stories through Netgalley.com in exchange for honest reviews.

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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (Book Review)

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? is Mindy Kaling’s first memoir dated back to 2011. In it, she talks about her upbringing and how she got into comedy, as well as other experiences she’s had along the way. It’s a quick read that will keep you interested, even if you don’t know all the pop culture references. Kaling makes this feel like more of a conversation than a novel.

I devoured this book in a matter of hours. I couldn’t set it down. I’ve been watching a lot of The Office lately and I’ve watched The Mindy Project in the past, mixed with my hidden love of memoirs, this was a hit for me.

I would give this a solid 4/5 stars.

Summer Book Tag

I spotted this on the Thrice Read blog and decided it was worth a shot.

LEMONADE: PICK A BOOK THAT STARTED OFF BITTER BUT THEN GOT BETTER

the sun is also a star

There was a lot of negativity going on at the beginning of this but as the day proceeded, some serious character development went on. I’ll be posting my formal review next month, so keep an eye out for that.

GOLDEN SUN: PICK A BOOK THAT MADE YOU SMILE BEYOND COMPARE

love and first sight

I listened to Love and First Sight as an audio book. While listening, I would close my eyes and smile to myself because of how cute a lot of the scenes and dialogue were.

TROPICAL FLOWERS: PICK A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY

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This one’s set in the Motherland.

TREE SHADE: PICK A BOOK WHERE A MYSTERIOUS OR SHADY CHARACTER IS INTRODUCED

still life with tornado

The main character of Still Life with Tornado is just an endless mystery. She’s like a puzzle that’s missing part of the middle.

BEACH SAND: PICK A BOOK THAT WAS GRAINY AND THE PLOT BARELY DEVELOPED

I honestly couldn’t think of something for this. If a book is too confusing or boring, I usually don’t finish it. Leave some suggestions down below!

GREEN GRASS: PICK A CHARACTER(S) THAT WAS FULL OF LIFE, MAKING YOU SMILEthis side of homeI loved Maya Younger and her character was one I could relate too on more levels than one.

WATERMELON: PICK A BOOK THAT HAD SOME JUICY SECRETS

kite-runner

If you haven’t read this before, it’s a must. There are so many layers to The Kite Runner.

SUN HAT: PICK A BOOK WITH A VAST, BIG UNIVERSE/SETTING

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I love A. S. King’s surreal novels, her world building and story line are so creative.

BBQ: PICK A BOOK IN WHICH A CHARACTER WAS PORTRAYED AS A HUNK

twilight

I haven’t read this in YEARS but come on. This book fits the prompt sooo well.

 

I challenge you, yes YOU dear reader to complete this challenge!

Two for Tuesday – Mr. Pack Rat and Just the Right Size

Two for Tuesday is something I try to keep up with every week here on my blog. It can be used to review anything, from children’s books to makeup products. If you’d like to join in posting Two for Tuesdays, just comment on this post here.

 

A charming story about a pack rat who is trying to make his home as beautiful as the world around him, in hopes of being happy. Mr. Pack Rat soon finds that being happy has less to do with what you have, and more to do with what you do.

Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That is a great story, with a wonderful lesson. It’s a great way to teach children that material items aren’t what will lead to happiness. Great for the classroom and as a bedtime story!

 

This adorable story celebrates the unique abilities of big and small animals of the wild. Some animals are gigantic, while others are tiny, but they each have a strength.

 

This story is great for teaching your little ones the difference between big and small. It can also be used for teaching kids that like people, animals come in different shapes and sizes, too.

I read these stories as ARCs through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.