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 ...
Sometimes TTT topics make me a little nervous, because I’m just not sure what’s going to end up on my list. This week, I knew I would have NO PROBLEM coming up with ten books that were rough for me to read. Some of these were tough because of the subject matter, some were just...eek–so cringe-worthy! And you know me, if ...
This week, Jessie from Jessie Reads Everything is sharing her stuff! Jessie and I are Twitter blog buddies, and one of these days I’ll finish the #GalsReadToG read-along we participated in together…I’ve read Throne of Glass and the prequels, and then I got distracted! In addition to her own blog, Jessie’s a contributor over at Spines and Covers and at Goldilox and ...
Confession: I’ve never read Cyrano de Bergerac, but I’ve seen Roxanne, so that counts, right?   Sway is a retelling of Cyrano, from a modernized, YA point of view. For those who don’t know the basics: boy uses friend to woo girl for him. Friend falls for girl, and everything falls apart. Sway, aka Jesse Alderman, is the “friend” in this story. He’s a ...
Yayyy, this topic is so easy for me, I’m really excited! I can’t wait to tell you all about the Top Ten Books on my Fall TBR (To-be-read) List! Compulsion by Martina Boone Get Happy by Mary Amato No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown The Young Elites by Marie Lu Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch Bathing ...