July 26, 2017

I was going to review Posted by John David Anderson and I will, but I’ve had blog block for about a week. It isn’t writer’s block because I have plenty to say and have certainly been writing, but I haven’t been sure about what I should write on my blog. I considered wr...

July 19, 2017

It happened organically and unexpectedly. It was just over two years ago when my daughter, who adores her grandparents, started reading select passages from Flawed by Cecilia Ahern to my mother - her Grammy. They were passages that really stood out to her. She would sh...

July 18, 2017

Even when I'm not reviewing YA or middle grade books on this blog, I'm reading. I don't limit myself to YA. I'm a big fan of mysteries, historical fiction, historical nonfiction, the "classics", poetry, etc.

This just happened to be a week where I read more of those oth...

July 12, 2017

Today was another one of those didn't finish a book days. I don't have many of those, especially during the summer, but I've been feeling exceptionally lazy these last 24-hours. That isn't to say I'm not reading because I certainly am. I always am. I'm currently readin...

July 11, 2017

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has a villain problem. That's what people say. Truthfully, so far the D.C. Cinematic Universe also has a villain problem. This is despite both comic giants having a stable, in fact a veritable pantheon, of incredible villains they could us...

July 10, 2017

Favoritism isn't an easy thing when the choices seem endless, and it isn't always a good thing, but sometimes you just can't help yourself.

I'm a reader. I have always been a reader. I was absolutely that kid hiding a light source under the blankets so I could read long...

July 6, 2017

"You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal." - The Breakfast Club

What happens when you take The...

July 5, 2017

I was two books late to the Percy Jackson party. "Lemme splain. No. There is too much. Lemme sum up." When the first Percy Jackson book came out I was excited. I love mythology. I love Poseidon. However, I was also in three different book clubs. This was in addition to...

July 4, 2017

I was going to start this post by asking, "Who doesn't love a bad boy?!" Then I realized that maybe I don't actually love bad boys. For instance, I was definitely Team Dean when it came to Gilmore Girls. And I am definitely Team Jonathan when it comes to Stranger Thing...

July 3, 2017

That title is not a typo. One of the first writing tasks I give my students is asking them to document their reading life - the highs, the lows, the feelings, the failings, the loves, the hates, the books that changed them, the books that moved them, the people who hel...

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