Synopsis: It’s Groundhog Day. Well, sort of. It’s a lot less funny and a lot more scary, even when your four ex-best-friends are in it with you. It’s been a year since graduation; a year since Beatrice’s boyfriend Jim died under mysterious circumstances deemed a suicide, with his body found… Read More »Monday Review: NEVERWORLD WAKE by Marisha Pessl
We don’t usually get overtly political over here, but there are times when it’s unavoidable. Times when something is so unconscionably, unimaginably WRONG that speaking out is not an option. Over the past few days we’ve seen the rights and well-being of migrant children, of “their” children, clearly articulated as… Read More »No Kids in Cages
Synopsis: It’s hard to resist a story about stories. We are the stories we tell about ourselves—that’s the theme that shines through in Sarah Beth Durst’s newest middle grade fantasy, The Stone Girl’s Story. The stone girl is Mayka, just like a twelve-year-old girl in most respects except that she… Read More »Monday Review: THE STONE GIRL’S STORY by Sarah Beth Durst
Between early-summer travel, summer school class prep, copious novel rewriting, and some much-needed down time, it’s been quiet here on the blog, but here’s me and Tanita just cruising in to say HAPPY SUMMER and we’ll be back with some more book reviews and other fun stuff soon! In the… Read More »Happy Summer!
This was pretty typical of me at a certain age (by which I mean all the ages including now…). I believe that is a Sweet Valley High book I was reading. We’re at a Christmas party, and my mom and stepdad are engrossed in an actual conversation which I was… Read More »Throwback Thursday: Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading