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The Year of the Garden by Andrea Cheng

Anna Wang #0.5. HMH Books for Young Readers (April 2017) NetGalley
When Anna is gifted a copy of The Secret Garden, it inspires her to follow her dreams—maybe she can plant ivy and purple crocuses and the birds will come.  Or maybe what grows from her dream of a garden is even better: friendship. And friendship, like a garden, often has a mind of its own.       

In this prequel to Year of the Book, join Anna in a year of discovery, new beginnings, friendships, and growth.


Years ago my dad brought me a DVD of The Secret Garden. I had no interest in it. I hadn't even heard of The Secret Garden before. But, like the good daughter I am, I indulged his buy and watched the movie. I became enchanted with the secret garden, Mary, Colin, and Dickon. Their story brought out the nature lover in me. It showed how nature can transform your day, but in Mary's case your life, into a happy one. I jumped at a chance to read The Year of the Garden since I love The Secret Garden and have read and …

Missing Books

For a long time now I've always had a consistent stream of books in my life. Yeah, there are a couple of times where I take what seems like long breaks from the blog or reading but not like this. I've only read 11 books this year and I feel out of sorts.
I never wanted to be one of those people who stopped doing something they love or living their life once they've gotten a job but I've done just that. I haven't got a job yet but I was training to be a teacher and I'm graduating soon. For some reason during that whole time I decided only to read two books which feels like the biggest crime I've ever committed. 
Now that the semester is closing I've reawakened to the world of books but for how long? How on Earth do people balance their lives? I can't imagine being in a relationship and having kids. I don't want life to pass me by and this doesn't necessarily have to do with books. Just in general, I need to be more organized. Prepared to not…