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Library Loans: July 2017

This month I've not managed to read a huge amount from the library but those I did get to were excellent.

The Secrets of the Superglue Sisters by Susie Day


Best friends Georgie and Jem aren't just new at school; they're new at being full-time sisters too. Georgie's mum and Jem's dad have finally bought a house together, and they get to share a home at last, just like they always wanted. School is a bit more challenging. Miss Eagle wants the whole class to start a self-esteem project. They'll write their biggest secret on a piece of paper shaped like a cloud and then float them up into the sky on a balloon and their worries will disappear. Then disaster! The ball of secrets disappears instead! Soon everyone's deepest secrets are being revealed to the whole school.

This was really cute and lovely as expected. Full of a lovely range of diverse characters. The story itself was really lovely and thoughtful. I love Susie's books are all companions to eac…

Can't wait to read: library reservations edition

This month's can't wait to read post is a bit different. As you may know my reading habits have changed extensively this year since I joined the library and most of my reading this year has been books I have taken out from my local service. Therefore this month's can't wait to read post is going to feature some titles I've been eyeing up on Norfolk's library catalogue ready to request for my summer holiday break.

I actually picked these books at random and have seen realised everything I've picked out is historical. It wasn't deliberate but I'm going to fully embrace it anyway.

The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson


The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure -- garbage removal, clean water, sewers -- necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has becom…