We're having electrical work done, so I'll see if I can squeeze this in before they turn the power off!
Kids' and Young Adult Books (* denotes Reading Olympics book):
*All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins: Booooooring! Changing friendships of thirteen year olds. Just nothing new.
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell: Sort of the second coming of Eloise, with a precocious kid and absent parents. Kind of strange, but the illustrations make up for it.
Paddington Here and Now by Michael Bond: I read all the Paddington books when I was little, so I couldn't pass up a new Paddington book. He's still up to his old bumbling ways!
*Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett: A high school beauty queen suddenly starts getting fatter and fatter, no matter how much she exercises or how little she eats. Uninspired young adult melodrama.
Evan Help Us by Rhys Bowen: Another from the Evan Evans mystery series. Still enjoying them!
Made in the USA by Billie Letts: The star of our show! Fifteen year old Lutie and her younger brother find themselves all alone, so they set off to Vegas in search of their father.