I’m kind of ridiculous. I love reading, and I love challenging myself. Sometimes, I like to combine these two aspects of my life. There are books that I want to read to prove to myself that I can. I’ve been doing this since I was ten years old. So I thought I would take a moment to share some of my milestone books with you.Read More →

I’m going to do something a little bit different this week. My RWA chapter and I have made a book bingo of romance books and tropes to expand our reading in our genre. So I thought that today I would share the books I’ve read for the bingo recently, as well as what categories they would fit under…Read More →

Or some of them, anyway. I’ve been listening to The Handmaid’s Tale on audiobook lately, and it’s gotten me thinking about dystopian novels. They’ve been around for a while, but there is definitely a trend, especially in YA, as of late. And it doesn’t surprise me, with all of the uncertainty going around in the world. So this has gotten me thinking about my own favorite dystopian novels and series, from past and present. So I present to you just a few of them.Read More →

I know I’m an adult, but I read a lot of YA fiction (even if I didn’t enjoy them, I’d try to keep up with them.  I’m a teacher, and I like being able to talk to my students about reading).  The book box I get (Uppercase) sends out new YA books every month.  So far, I’ve loved them all, but here are my top 3. My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows This book was a delight.  Historical, hysterical, magical (sorry, I couldn’t think of another h word).  A consuming and fun read.  I can’t wait to go back forRead More →

If you haven’t been following this blog, you don’t know that I am about to move for a new teaching job, and I’m about to start a whole new phase in my life. Because of that, I don’t have much time to blog. So this blog is like when your favorite TV show is on a break and you see a rerun. It’s a rerun blog. Enjoy some of my favorite posts I have made in the past. And hopefully I will return next week! My favorite fictional love stories (Part 1/???) The stages of going to a book sale… 4 Tips for Surviving anRead More →