The Week in Reviews: ReadLove Recap For the Week Beginning February 2nd

 

Another week has come and gone at ReadLove ! Here’s what you may have missed:

Monday:

Kids Corner: The Lost Years by T. A. Barron




4.5 of 5 Hearts. An Uplifting, Inspiring Magical Fantasy. Pick up a copy of The Lost Years and embark on a journey with Emrys, a young man on his way to becoming the famed Merlin the Magician. Like Odysseus before him, Emrys is not a hero without flaws. He has much to learn. But with the help of some interesting friends and some troublesome foes, he’s on his way to understanding the meaning of words like friendship, love, sacrifice, heroism, and home.  [Read the full review]

 

Wednesday:

Non-Fiction Shelves: Beatleness by Candy Leonard

 

 

4.5 of 5 Hearts. An Outstanding Sociological Study of Beatlemania from the Fans’ Perspective. A rarity among the thousands of books written about the Beatles, Beatleness is required reading for anyone, fan or otherwise, who wants to learn exactly what the Fab Four meant to their fans, and how, in a mere half-dozen years, they were able to rock the establishment and help thrust the world in a new direction.  [Read the full review]

 

Thursday:

Kids Corner: T.A. Barron – “Countdown to a Meaningful Life” Week 2: Courage

ReadLove joins T.A. Barron for a special blog series to celebrate the upcoming publication of The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life. This seven-week countdown campaign will be based on Merlin’s answer to the question, “What is the meaning of life?”

Surprisingly, the answer has only seven words…but they are the most powerful words of all.

Join with us each week as we focus on one of these magical words with supporting content that will help us acknowledge, reflect, practice, and get inspired to embark on a new adventure or live life to its fullest.

Second Magical Word: Courage  [Read the full article]

 

Saturday:

Kids Corner: A Plague of Unicorns by Jane YolenPlague of Unicorns, A

 

 

4 of 5 Hearts. Strong Medieval Historical Fiction with a Sprinkling of Fantasy. Simultaneously entertaining, edifying, and inspiring. In addition to teaching a bit of history and a few Latin phrases, Yolen’s A Plague of Unicorns demonstrates to children that even the smallest of us has the capacity to be heroic.  [Read the full review]






That’s everything that happened on ReadLove this week. See you next week!

Until then, I’d love it if you shared a bit about your week in the comments!

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