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The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 23h ago

Night Shift: After Dark in a Department Store…

We received YA novel Night Shift by B. R. Meyers from the publisher via Netgalley and here’s the blurb from Goodreads: At Willard’s department store, none of the night security guards surviv...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1d ago

A Fi50 reminder and a Top Book of 2017 pick!

It’s nearly Fiction in 50 time for March and this month our prompt is… If you’d like to join in (and we would love to have you!) just create a piece of fiction or poetry in fewer than 51 wor...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2d ago

Mondays (and in this case, Thursdays) are for Murder: Date with Death…

Well, last time I was complaining that Monday had come around too fast.  This time, it’s come so quickly that it’s got to Thursday before I can put up Monday’s post.  Sorry about the delay t...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 5d ago

Picture Book Perusal: Night Shift…

Today’s offering is one of those rare picture books that is aimed at adults and delivered in an extraordinarily moving way.  Debi Gliori, most famous for her popular fantasy stories and kid-...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Gabbing About Graphic Novels: Mighty Jack…

Today I’m bringing you another Ben Hatke graphic gem because Ben Hatke is awesome.  I picked up Mighty Jack from the library a week or two ago and I’m pleased to say I enjoyed it even more t...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

From Sudan to Australia: YA Novel Trouble Tomorrow

    Given the current global refugee crisis, it is more important than ever that we hear stories of people who have been forced to leave their homes, and YA novel Trouble Tomorrow by Terry W...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

A Middle-Grade Mystery Double Dip Review: Best Mistakes and Girl Detectives…

I hope you won’t have to search out your snack to accompany today’s double dip review, because that’s exactly what is happening in today’s two middle grade mysteries…although, technically, i...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 1W ago

Bruce’s Reading Round-Up: Yetis, Ants and Unruly Hair…

It’s a Bloomsbury Australia triple-dipping rodeo today with three new release picture books guaranteed to delight and amaze your mini-fleshlings!  Thanks to Bloomsbury for the review copies....
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2W ago

Remembering the Great East Japan Tsunami and Earthquake of 2011: Hotaka (Through My Eyes)

  It would be remiss of me not to review this particular book on this particular date: At 2.46pm on March 11th, 2011 a massive earthquake triggered a deadly tsunami that inundated 560 square...
The Bookshelf Gargoyle · 2W ago

Tomes From the Olden Times: The Boyfriend…

Today’s Tomes from the Olden Times is really a TBR Friday post in disguise because I plucked The Boyfriend by R. L. Stine right off my TBR shelf after having had it sit there for an indeterm...