What Makes a Good Fantasy Book, or what will get me to read it

As someone who loves reading fantasy, I must admit I haven't read much of it lately. Why? Have I been reading the genre so much over the past 15 years that I am finally tired of it? I hope not. Well, I've given it some thought and realized there are a few things I look … Continue reading What Makes a Good Fantasy Book, or what will get me to read it

The Books of My Childhood That I Wish I Had Kept

Last week I wrote about how I select the books my husband and I read to our toddler. The best part of blogging is getting to "meet" so many fantastic people all over the world. How do those sentences even go together?! Yes more blogs is a wonderful blog I've been following for at least … Continue reading The Books of My Childhood That I Wish I Had Kept

Reading to My Toddler, How to Pick Books That Aren’t Picture Books

My son is that wonderful age of 3, where he wants to explore everything, pick his own dinner, and talks way too much. Actually, it's a good thing he talks a ton considering he was diagnosed with a speech delay when he was 2. But now he repeats everything he hears. His dad and I … Continue reading Reading to My Toddler, How to Pick Books That Aren’t Picture Books

How Do I Get Out of Reader Hell???

I'm sure I can't be the only one. I'm sure there must be other readers who go through this. If not, then I guess I have this hell all to myself. Reader hell: wanting to read, but having some issues with it. Everyone probably has their own kind. Too many books and not enough time. … Continue reading How Do I Get Out of Reader Hell???

Why I Don’t Read YA

It's nothing personal; it's just not my cup of tea. See, YA as it stands today is actually a little foreign to me. Sure, it existed while I was growing up, but it was a tiny section at the bookstore with the heading "Teen."  While not a teen, I moved on from children's books and … Continue reading Why I Don’t Read YA

Character Crushes

Growing up, I was the only person I knew who didn't have a celebrity crush. It wasn't hard not to have one. I didn't watch much TV, preferred classical music, and teased my mom when her baseball team was losing. Instead, I read. I could always be found with a book at least nearby. I … Continue reading Character Crushes

31 Books That I Love

These are the books that have stuck with me over the years, the books that I can and have read over and over and over... Childrens Books Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf YA/Teen Books Sandry's Book by Tamora Pierce Tris's Book by Tamora Pierce The Phantom Tollbooth by … Continue reading 31 Books That I Love

The Bottom Line, or 30 Second Book Reviews

Welcome back to The Bottom Line, where I quickly review a book. It's not because the book is that bad or good, but because I'm often too busy to write a full review of every book I read. Glass Hearts by Autumn Doughton Rating: 3.5 stars A college romance story between Ellie and Ben, a … Continue reading The Bottom Line, or 30 Second Book Reviews

I Miss Bookstores

It's no secret I'm a reader. I've been that way my whole life. My mom says I had my nose in a book before I could even read. It made sense that bookstores and libraries became like second homes to me. It also helped that my mom is also a reader. For years, we went … Continue reading I Miss Bookstores

The Bottom Line, or 30 Second Book Reviews

I read a lot. But I don't always have enough time to write a full review. Or, I'll be honest, the inclination to write a full review. That doesn't mean the book was good or bad. It just means I'm busy being mom with limited time and energy, and I don't always have a ton … Continue reading The Bottom Line, or 30 Second Book Reviews