YA Book Club: October 2015

I’m a little behind on posting this recap. Last Wednesday night was the October meeting of my YA book club. I also only took one picture this time. We were all a bit tired I think. Annie was getting over a cold, I was exhausted from prepping our house for the painter, Sarah and I […]

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Book Review: All the Summer Girls

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue Goodreads Summary: In Philadelphia, good girl Kate is dumped by her fiance the day she learns she is pregnant with his child. In New York City, beautiful stay-at-home mom Vanessa is obsessively searching the Internet for news of an old flame. And in San Francisco, Dani, the aspiring […]

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My own juvenilia

While I was listening to the guests read their juvenilia at NerdCon, I remembered that I had been co-editor of the literary magazine my senior year of high school. I thought it would be fun to find the books in the basement and share my writing on this blog. Guess what? I wasn’t published in […]

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Book Review: Carry On (YA)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Goodreads Summary: Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl. Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. […]

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NerdCon: Stories 2015 – Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, Rainbow Rowell drew me to NerdCon last weekend, but the event ended up being so much more wonderful than I imagined. I knew John Green, Paul & Storm, Stephanie Perkins, and John Scalzi would be there as well. Other than that, I didn’t know many of the guests. It turns out […]

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NerdCon: Stories 2015 – Part 1

Sarah and Me right after registration on Thursday night. This past weekend I went to Minneapolis for my first ever on-land nerd convention. I have been on the Jonathan Coulton cruise twice (JoCo Cruise Crazy 2 and 3). I really enjoyed those cruises, but I felt like a bit of an impostor, especially the first […]

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Quality Easy Readers

Christopher started reading this summer, so we’ve been checking out a lot of Easy Readers from the library. I give a lot of credit to people who write Easy Readers. It’s not easy. Beginning readers can’t read many words, so sticking to simple vowel sounds and sight words does not make it easy to create […]

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Book Review: 13 Little Blue Envelopes (YA)

13 Little Blue Envelopes (13 Little Blue Envelopes #1) by Maureen Johnson Goodreads Summary: Inside little blue envelope 1 are $1,000 and instructions to buy a plane ticket. In envelope 2 are directions to a specific London flat. The note in envelope 3 tells Ginny: Find a starving artist. Because of envelope 4, Ginny and a […]

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The Lunar Chronicles Read Along: Cress

I am ahead of schedule for The Lunar Chronicles read along hosted by Brittany at The Book Addicts Guide. I couldn’t resist, and I started Cress at the end of September. It’ll work out well though. Now I have time to re-read Fairest before Winter comes out on November 10th. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer. As with Cinder in August and […]

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DNFed Books: Fall 2015

A few months ago I wrote about what I like in a book and two books I didn’t finish this summer. Within the last few months, I’ve put aside two more books. Here is an explanation on why I couldn’t finish each of them. Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore While listening to Graceling, I didn’t […]

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