The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell

  The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell When I told my boyfriend that I needed an "espionage thriller" for the Pop Sugar challenge, he handed me this book, one of his favorites. I had no idea what to expect. As I read I found myself thinking along two lines: about the story, and also … Continue reading The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell

Reading Challenges Progress Report

With the end of June our 2017 reading year is officially half over! I’ve read 18 books so far this year, with piles of TBR and just bought stacking up everywhere (of course). PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report

Build Your Habit Series aka Yes You Can

If you're like most people, there are activities you want to be doing more often---running? writing? relaxing? cleaning?---but you're unsure how to get yourself to do them consistently. Maybe you feel undisciplined or wish you were "the kind of person" who could be good at habits or routines. Well, as it turns out, it isn't … Continue reading Build Your Habit Series aka Yes You Can

More on the topic of Teen Poetry

  Back in April, as part of the excitement surrounded the annual Literary Festival, Karen Hayes and I taught a handful of teen poetry classes at various library branches. It was a lot of fun, and there was a lot of talent in those rooms. Once the celebration took place, I didn't think too much … Continue reading More on the topic of Teen Poetry

Small Favor by Jim Butcher

With the end of June our 2017 reading year is officially half over! I’ve read 18 books so far, with piles stacking up everywhere for the TBR. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by Clive Barker No. 11 pseudonym The […]

SRC 2017!

You guys you guys you guys!!! For locals in the Little Rock (or Perryville or Wrightsville) area, Summer Reading Club 2017 is going on RIGHT NOW from end of May to end of July. Rock! You get badges for books you read, reviews you write, events you attend! This is too awesome not to take … Continue reading SRC 2017!

Ash by Malinda Lo

Ash by Malinda Lo This book was really good, really fast, and surprisingly all-ages appropriate! (I just figured there'd be a sex scene somewhere in there, but no!) The great thing about reading a re-telling (like Cinder, Ash was a re-telling of the Cinderella story) is seeing how the individual author breathes new life into … Continue reading Ash by Malinda Lo

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan is going to be tiring and distracting—because you won’t be able to put it down, and when you do, you won’t be able to stop thinking about it!! This book is absolutely fantastic. It’s a fast read, but that doesn’t detract at all from the … Continue reading Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan