Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Baby Jay's Library (2)

Christmas brought a major book haul for Baby Jay's library, the majority all bought by me because I can't go into a Barnes and Noble without hitting up the kid section.

Here are the books we will be reading at bedtime tonight:

Review: Urban Babies Wear Black

title: urban babies wear black
author: michelle sinclair colman
illustrator: nathalie dion
book birthday: oct. 1, 2005
rating: 5 stars

This is a picture book in a series of other baby books such as Foodie Babies Wear Bibs which I will totally buy for a friend of mine when she is pregnant because she is such a foodie.

Anyway, I absolutely adore this book. Maybe it's because I am a new york city mom. Everything in this book I look forward to doing with my little love when the weather gets warmer. Museum trips, jogging in the park, mommy and me exercise classes, all of it. I have read other reviews saying that the book is a bit pretentious, and I can see how that may be true for some people. The thing is to not take it seriously because it's basically a parody of city life. Urban Babies Wear Black is more for the mom than it is for the baby. What I have been doing is telling Baby Jay all the places we will go to when the weather gets warmer and all of the adventures he'll go on like the baby in the book. I just hope he doesn't pull a baby's day out on me and try to visit the places himself >_< lol

Waiting On Wednesday: Hello, I Love You

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My cant wait to read this week is: 

title: Hello, I Love You
author: katie m. stout
book birthday: june 9. 2015

A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss.

Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar mansion her record producer father bought, the famous older brother who’s topped the country music charts five years in a row, and the mother who blames her for her brother’s breakdown. Grace escapes to the farthest place from home she can think of, a boarding school in Korea, hoping for a fresh start.

She wants nothing to do with music, but when her roommate Sophie’s twin brother Jason turns out to be the newest Korean pop music superstar, Grace is thrust back into the world of fame. She can't stand Jason, whose celebrity status is only outmatched by his oversized ego, but they form a tenuous alliance for the sake of her friendship with Sophie. As the months go by and Grace adjusts to her new life in Korea, even she can't deny the sparks flying between her and the KPOP idol.

Soon, Grace realizes that her feelings for Jason threaten her promise to herself that she'll leave behind the music industry that destroyed her family. But can Grace ignore her attraction to Jason and her undeniable pull of the music she was born to write? Sweet, fun, and romantic, this young adult novel explores what it means to experience first love and discover who you really are in the process.

ok so this book can either rock my socks off or really suck. taking on kpop for subject matter is no joke, the fan base is huge. I myself am a kpop/jpop fan so i am really interested to see what journey the author takes us on and how she approaches it.