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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Friday, April 13, 2012

95. The Quick Quarterback by Michelle Lord

The Quick Quarterback by Michelle Lord. Illustrated by Steve Harpster  (US) - (Canada)
My First Graphic Novel

Pages: 32
Ages: 5+
Finished: Mar. 28, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Stone Arch Books
Genre: graphic novel, children, easy reader, sports
Rating: 4/5



First sentence: "Andre loved football."

Publisher's Summary: "After his broken arm heals, Andre is nervous to play quarterback in the next football game. Will his arm be ready to throw?"

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: I am fond of these beginning readers.

This series of readers is for beginning readers.  This one is at a RL of 1.0.  The first couple of pages show how to read a graphic novel showing the direction the panels are read and then showing the direction text and balloons should by read. A book that is graphically well-designed for optimum reading experience and a story which is both interesting and applicable to young children's lives.  Harpster's illustrations are bold and realistic.

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