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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 




Currently reading

Sparrow Hill Road
Seanan McGuire
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid
Progress: 161/320 pages
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages

More Nerdy Book Club Honorees

The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos - Deborah Heiligman The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books) - Tanya Lee Stone Little Red Writing - Joan Holub, Melissa Sweet

As you may have figured out, I've been using the 2013 Nerdy Book Awards to guide many of my recent reading choices.  While my children are past the traditional age for picture books, the best can capture even adult readers.  Here are a few of the picture books that I took at look at thanks to the Nerdies.


The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos Written by Deborah Heiligman; Illustrated by LeUyen Pham 


THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT Written by Drew Daywalt; Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Philomel, 2013.


Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell Written by Tanya Lee Stone; Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman



Little Red Writing Written By Joan Holub; Illustrated by Melissa Sweet


(Apologies for the ugly fonts/sizes - I'd rather be reading and telling you about what I read rather than figuring out how to make this post pretty)