If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know just how much I loved Michelle Moran’s Madame Tussaud. I am a huge fan of Moran’s writing style–her attention to detail, her research, her complex characterization, and her ability to help readers forget they’re reading something historical. I was so excited when she asked if I’d be interested in helping her promote ...
I cannot tell you how excited I am to be coming out of a three-month review hiatus to talk about Andie’s book. If you follow me here or on Instagram or …well, anywhere, really, you’ll know that a) I love to cook, b) I’ve been working hard to lose weight for a long time, and c) I adore Andie. ...
It’s 5 am, and I can’t sleep. The house is silent–a luxury, these days–and I have some time to myself to process my thoughts. I’m so busy, lately, that it’s hard to find time to even remember what’s next. I dictate Google reminders into my phone, swype appointments into my calendar and memos into endless lists, all just so I can get through ...
Hi, friends! A week may not be long to be offline in the “normal” world, but when it comes to blogging, it’s an age, and as each day passes without a post or review or an update, I’m keenly aware that my blog is getting lonelier and more quiet. So: what’s going on with me? The biggest news is that I’m ...
Everybody, say hi to Katie! She blogs over at Spirit of Children’s Literature, which you should definitely check out after you read her post, here. Katie is one of my awesome over-30 “old lady” blogger friends, and I love her to pieces. I can’t wait to see what she has to share with us! Welcome, Katie! ~ FREE TIME WITH KATIE ...
This is the book that made me eat my words. I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times before that usually I really dislike short stories. I mean, I’ll read the occasional, well-written short story on its own and enjoy it. And it’s not like I dislike short-form writing–I’m an essayist, at heart, and I like things succinct. But there’s ...
  This week, Michelle from Roaring Out is joining us! I “met” Michelle through the Twitter blogosphere, and her blog is really fabulous and different and very much her own, which is why I love it! She features librarians, artists, poetry, and updates on what’s going on in her life. When you’re done reading her guest post, here, go check it ...
“It’s funny how you can go for a long time in life not needing someone, and then you meet them and you suddenly need them all the time.” There was a sense of mystery that came in the package that held Belzhar. I knew little bits about the book–that it had something to do with Sylvia Plath and The Bell Jar, ...
“Please don’t confuse love and logic, Charlie. They aren’t even remotely related.” OK, so: first, let me just say that I have been watching for this book for a *long* time. Ages ago, Mike Mullin–whom a lot of you will know from the Ashfall series–mentioned that one of his writing group friends had had her book picked up, and that it was ...
OK, let’s be honest: I’m going to say this every month, but HOW THE HECK is it October?! I seriously got blindsided by it this month. I looked at the calendar on my fridge on September 30th and couldn’t even deal. I missed the first day of fall (to be fair, it was not cool weather yet, here) and I ...