Thursday, 7 June 2012

From the Review Pile (5)

 From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday.
The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you've received for review (or if you don't receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven't yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity.

I know that a lot of you have a huge pile of books that you want to read/review, but it understandably takes a while to get around to reading them all - here you can give a book (or two!) some of the publicity that it deserves, even if you haven't read it yet!

This week, I'm going to showcase Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger!
I remember having a good laugh when the postman delivered this book to me for review. I hadn't seen it before, so it came as quite a surprise for such a funny book to get to me - it even came with it's own fake mustache! Perhaps this is aimed more towards younger readers, but it does look like a very fun book!

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger
Hardcover, 208 pages

Published 1st April by Amulet Books

Award-winning author Tom Angleberger flexes his comic muscle in this hairy adventure story with twists at every turn.

Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend—Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis—and world domination. It all begins when Casper spends money from his granny on a spectacularly convincing fake mustache, the Heidelberg Handlebar #7. With it he’s able rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president. Is Lenny the only one who can see through his disguise? And will he be able to stop Casper from taking over the world?


  1. Oh, that looks like a fun read! I don't know how I feel about books that come out with toys and such? Perhaps it is to entice younger ones to pick up their book, but I fear it can be a distraction from the novel at times.

    For example, my little sister loves to buy the books that come with necklaces, but they are below her reading level. I don't know. I guess I'm just bitter with them because 1. I never got cool toys with my books and 2. It just seems sad to think my sister only wants to read a book because there was a toy.

    What are your thoughts??


  2. :) :) What did you do with the moustache??

  3. Cute cover! Sounds like a fun read. Perhaps you can put on the fake mustache when you read the book. :D

  4. That book looks awesome! Definitely read it.

  5. Oh, I got this one at ALA earlier this year, but I knew I wouldn't get to it for awhile, so I gave it to my nephews. :) I figured they'd enjoy it as much as me, if not more. :D

  6. Love the cover!!! Sounds like a fun read! :D

  7. Hey Steph, sorry I've had so much on this week I haven't managed a from the review pile post this week. I have never seen this one before!! I love the cover and title of this one!

  8. This sounds hilarious! I had not heard about this book before, so thanks for sharing. Cool feature!


  9. I've heard of Origami Yoda but not this one before. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

  10. Hi Stephanie! Thank you for visiting
    You asked for some historical novel recommendations.. and you know how loaded a question that is ;)

    Since you live in England, you are probably not as fascinated as I am in British History! LOL!

    So I invite you to take a look at my master review list, which has the general theme as a topic to separate out. Obviously, anything with a 4.5-5 star rating would be something I really enjoyed!

    Off the top of my head, recent reads I really enjoyed are by Julie Klassen and Tamera Alexander.

    And on the historical romance side there is always Jean Plaidy aka Victoria Holt who is a perennial favorite.

    If you like Classic Regency type reads, I enjoy Georgette Heyer as well.

    A fun saga type America-based read I devoured was ROSES by Leila Meacham.
    Ciji Ware is another author who is pretty well liked.

    I hope this helps! =)

  11. Sounds like a fun book! I like the idea of an evil alterego.

  12. I love it when I'm not expecting a book in the mail and it shows up. I get all excited to open the package and see the prize! LOL and your prize came with a mustache, cool! Always good for halloween right?

  13. Whoa! That cover is hilarious. I can't imagine it not being fun to read. May have to add it to my tbr list :) Enjoy!

  14. Aw, this seems like such a fun and cute book! Love that it came with its own moustache. :D

  15. That looks historical! Very cute! Love that it came with a mustache!

  16. How funny! I just checked this book out from the library. Glad to hear you enjoyed it.

  17. This sounds like a whole lot of fun. Thanks for sharing :)

  18. That sounds pretty hillarious... and this is a cool meme! Totally going to start in! (Just gotta get on the pc first!)

  19. Sounds like such a fun book! What is it about those mustaches lately? ;) I saw something on Pinterest the other day about mustaches and how they relate to evilness (thinking of villains). Pretty cute.

  20. What a wonderful meme! I have so many books waiting to be read and reviewed!

  21. I don't think I had avocado until in my 20's. Now I just love it - it is creamy smooth but you do need to add salt and pepper. Have a great week.


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