I was asked by the Disability in Kidlit folks if I’d read a particularly book which has a character with CP in it and let them know if it was any good. So I bought that this week. I decided that was OK but then I really couldn’t buy any more books. I was going to wait until I got my copy of Heidi Swain’s The Cherry Tree Cafe which is being published in mid July before buying any more. I suck, big style, at sticking to book resolutions lately but I was going to do that.
And I did.
But only because the very next morning I got an email from NetGalley saying my request for a prerelease review copy had been approved. And a second email saying I’m now autoapproved for any Simon and Schuster fiction title on there. So I downloaded The Cherry Tree Cafe and also The Heavenly Italian Ice Cream Shop by Abby Clements.
What can I say? I have a problem with buying books.
This week I’ve read two books and I’ve also, finally, decided that I should just DNF the audiobook I’ve been vaguely listening to for about six weeks now.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward paperback, 384 pages, read in 8 days, started reading on the day it arrived.
I’m on a bit of a Star Trek reading kick at the moment, I’ve been reading Star Trek Voyager fanfic a lot lately as well (and the various Star Trek series are not my usual fandoms for fanfic). I liked it a lot. Star Trek with a bit of a thorny ethical dilemma, some brilliant “family scenes” and character building. We don’t see as much of the old TNG crew in these books but they’re still great and I enjoy them. I’d like to see more like this.
Dive #1 The Discovery by Gordon Korman ebook, 147 pages, on TBR for a few days, read in one sitting
This is the book Disability in Kidlit asked me to read. It’s the first in a trilogy for teenagers and one of the characters has mild CP. I would quite like to read the next two but am trying to resist buying them and they aren’t available in the library.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book – it has a good representation of the girl with CP, Star, and pretty much manages to avoid most of the cliches. There were a couple of cracking lines about her disability too. I wasn’t expecting either of those things. On the whole this was a quick read which I enjoyed but being aimed at young teens it was as detailed as I would have liked.