Mar 18
Review: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

Review: Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer

5 Stars, Reviews 2

*Spoiler Alert: This review reveals some info about the other books in the series!* Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog, but Jessica has been doing a wonderful job of keeping it up and going and has been very inspiring! Today I want to do a review of the graphic novel Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer with art by Douglas Holgate. This is a new story based on The Lunar Chronicles series, and mainly focuses… Read more »

Mar 14
Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Leo!

Welcome Our Newest Blogger, Leo!

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  As Leo mentions below in the post, we’ve been planning on him joining the team for a really long time… so if you think I’m bad with procrastinating, well, then there’s Leo : P Leo is one of my friends from high school and college, and Caylin and I are super excited to welcome him onto the blog! One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is why reading is so important, and I think I’ve come somewhat to a conclusion that the… Read more »

Mar 11
Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Review: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

4 Stars, Reviews 1

I never wanted to get into Twilight. The Twilight series was one of the most popular books/movies during my middle school career. For that reason alone, I refused to go near any of them. That didn’t last long. After Breaking Dawn Part One was released in theaters, I decided to give them all a shot. My thoughts were jumbled. I was uncomfortable with Edward and Bella’s relationship, but I loved them anyways. They are  honestly, to this day, one my… Read more »

Mar 04
January & February Update

January & February Update

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January and February flew by like always, so I didn’t get a chance to write up seperate updates for both months. Although not much happened in January on the blog, I managed to post every week in February and get some personal reading done (aka reading books that aren’t for school). That’s absolutely because I had my mid-winter break from college and was at home for a few days, which meant I FINALLY had a chance to make a few trips to my local… Read more »

Feb 25
Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

5 Stars, Reviews 5

My Review ♥ Jennifer Niven HAS to be one of my new favorite authors. I’m actually pretty sure that I said this, or at least thought this, after reading All the Bright Places, but it is absolutely true now that I’ve read two of her books and completely adored them. After reading AtBP, I expected this book to be SAD, and there were definitely sad aspects of this book and tragic stuff, but overall, Holding Up the Universe has a super… Read more »

Feb 18
Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

Review: A List of Cages by Robin Roe

4 Stars, Reviews 4

My Review ♥ I didn’t expect to like A List of Cages quite as much as I did, but I really enjoyed it and all the emotions it induced. Adam and Julian have the kind of mentor/friend relationship that most people long for. Adam is a senior in high school who takes Julian, a quiet fourteen year old, under his wing. Adam was previously partnered with Julian in elementary school as reading buddies, and when Julian startes seeing (or ditching,… Read more »

Feb 14
Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for Romance (Or Not!)

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Valentine’s Day is a super weird, sort of not real but somehow still celebrated holiday… that was a mouth full of a sentence. Anyway, while V-Day is super awkward but cute, and not at all meant to be take seriously, here are some books to get you in the romantic mood… or well, not. Whether you’re celebrating the day or trying to pretend it doesn’t exist, you’re sure to find a book to help get you in the right mindset. 5 Books… Read more »

Feb 10
Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

Book Blogging is More Than Just a Hobby

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Today I have for you a list of book blogging misconceptions that often lead to a myriad of people thinking that blogging is somehow just a hobby. While it is my unacheived goal (dream) to have an audience that is not merely composed of friends and other bloggers, I’m writing this post to all the people who undervalue and misunderstand blogging and book bloggers as a community. Obviously some bloggers do consider blogging to just be a hobby, but for the most part… Read more »

Feb 01
BELAGANA-BELAZANA: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation

BELAGANA-BELAZANA: An Outsider’s Quest in the Navajo Nation

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Q&A with T. Lloyd Winetsky Can you tell us more about your background in teaching? Forty years in teaching and administration, K-12, some college and several years in adult education. Various subjects, but mostly English, ESL, Spanish, and Bilingual Ed. BELAGANA-BELAZANA is the fourth book in The American Teachers series, a line of fiction books that reveal a spectrum of intense issues that teachers face. What made you decide to start this series? Some teachers face those issues head on… Read more »

Jan 25
Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

Why You Should Be Reading Literary Magazines

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If you’re a bibliophile who is not reading literary magazines (or journals, etc) then you’re absolutely missing out! The fun of books and reading is devouring story after story, and typically in most books you only get one long (often fabulous- I am not discrediting novels) story. Don’t you want more!?  Literary journals offer collections of various short stories, poems, plays, excerpts, articles, interviews, essays, and sometimes art, comics, and lyrics as well. There’s so many options and so many different… Read more »