Today on my blog I have The Boy Called Bat tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, review, guest post, and giveaway.
For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises—some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter.
But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.
I really enjoyed this book. I was instantly drawn to Bat the main character as we both have a love for animals and I just loved his nickname as I am a huge lover of bats plus he gets to help care for a baby skunk which I have always wanted a pet skunk. Even though this book is for younger kids in elementary school I still very much enjoyed the story and all the characters. My niece who is eight and loves to read also kept at me to read this book and she finished it in 2 days and loved it also. She has been bugging me for a pet skunk now and wants to know when the next book will be out so she can read more about Bat and see if he gets to keep the baby skunk. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
ELANA K. ARNOLD completed her M.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction at the University of California, Davis. She grew up in Southern California, where she was lucky enough to have her own horse--a gorgeous mare named Rainbow--and a family who let her read as many books as she wanted. She lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals. She is represented by Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content.
Photo Credit Melissa Hockenberger
Favorite Books Read This Year/Ever
Ah, this is a hard question, because I love so any different kinds of books. But I will make a list, mashing together fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, children’s books, and more. This is not a comprehensive list, just the books that have been important to me lately.
1. His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman
2. Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
3. Tiny Beautiful Things, Cheryl Strayed
4. My Brilliant Friend, Elena Ferrante
5. The Girl in the Flammable Skirt, Aimee Bender
6. Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery
7. The Remains of the day, Kazuo Ishiguro
8. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9. The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
10. Beloved, Alice Walker
11. The Eyes of the Dragon, Stephen King
12. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak
13. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
14. Bee Season, Myla Goldberg
15. The New York Trilogy, Paul Auster
16. Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
17. Don’t Know Much About History, Kenneth C. Davis
18. Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lingren
19. Look Me in the Eye, John Elder Robison
20. Maus I & II, Art Spiegelman
21. Born on a Blue Day, Daniel Tammet
22. A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving
23. Cowboys are my Weakness, Pam Houston
24. Harriet the Spy, Louise Fitzhugh
25. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith Viorst
26. The Princess Bride, William Goldman
27. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, Oliver Sacks
28. Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs
29. Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner
30. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff, Edward Albee
31. Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin
32. Bunnicula, James Howe
33. Learning All the Time, John Holt
34. The Dress Lodger, Sheri Holman
35. Bell Canto, Ann Pachett
36. Me Talk Pretty One Day, David Sedaris
37. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
38. Sophie’s Choice, William Styron
39. Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
40. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank you to Elana for letting me review your book and say Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below.