Thoughts on a Classic: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Goodreads Summary: The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize […]

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Kid Lit: Harry and Walter

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Harry and Walter by Kathy Stinson Published on March 15, 2016 Goodreads Summary: Harry may be four and three-quarters and Walter may be ninety-two and a half, but that doesn’t stop them from being best friends. Harry loves to […]

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Book Description Auto-Read Words

Back in January Sheila @ The Deliberate Reader wrote about Book Description Kryptonite. It’s when something is mentioned in the description of a book that makes you not want to read the book. I commented right away about some of my own Kryptonite: WWII and covers with shirtless men (OK, I know that’s not the […]

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Book Review: Weird Girl and What’s His Name (YA)

Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Megan Brothers Goodreads Summary: In the podunk town of Hawthorne, North Carolina, high school geeks Lula and Rory share everything—sci-fi and fantasy fandom, an obsession with old X-Files episodes, and that feeling that they’ll never quite fit in. Lula and Rory have no secrets from each other; after […]

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Book Review: Kindred Spirits (YA) & Giveaway

Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell Goodread Summary: ‘Everybody likes everything these days. The whole world is a nerd.’ ‘Are you mad because other people like Star Wars? Are you mad because people like me like Star Wars?’  ‘Maybe.’  If you broke Elena’s heart, Star Wars would spill out. So when she decides to queue outside her […]

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Book Review: The Start of Me and You (YA)

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord Goodreads Summary: Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances. It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two […]

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Kid Lit: Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena Goodreads Summary: Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have […]

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Re-Read: Bookends

Bookends by Jane Green Goodreads Summary: Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and–since she had her heart broken a few years back–emotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in London’s […]

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