Nicholas is a twelve-year-old with red hair whose dad just remarried. His new stepmom is a chain-smoking, ex-Jehovah’s Witness. Tomorrow at lunch, the biggest boy in grade six plans to beat him up—he even made a Facebook event. Should Nicholas skip school, even if it means missing the chance to audition for the class play and impress his English teacher?Continue Reading
I'm currently reading two novels: one in print and one in audio. They are both a little dark. The last book I read was also solemn - it was a contemporary YA about a boy dealing with grief. Next up will be a play about a twelve-year old redheaded boy dealing with bullying.Continue Reading
I'm pretty sure I inherited my love of reading from my dad. No, he's not as obsessive as me. But he does like to read. And he completely understands that books are the best possible gift (aside from quality time, of course!). Here are some of the books my dad has requested.Continue Reading
Title: The Fortune Teller Author: Gwendolyn Womack Publication Date: June 6, 2017 Publisher: Picador Formats: Paperback; 368 Pages ISBN: 9781250099778 Genre: Fiction/Historical/Mystery FROM THE AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE MEMORY PAINTER COMES A SWEEPING AND SUSPENSEFUL TALE OF ROMANCE, FATE, AND FORTUNE. Semele Cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering Continue Reading
I've had library books and books for review galore. But I haven't been able to stick with any of them. A few pages in and my mind wanders. Why is this? Does this happen to you? What do you do? Here are four ways I'm going to try and get that desire to read back:Continue Reading
At the end of May, I've read 37 books in 2017 . That puts me 48% of the way to my goal of 75 books in 2017. Reviews of some of the books I read in May are coming soon, I promise. Until then, take a look at what you might have missed last month.Continue Reading