A Look Back Part 3: YA

A Look Back at My Reading List (2017 Part 3: Young Adult) My passion has greatly dropped for this area of reading. I’m, at best, withheld when it comes to YA. If you haven’t read my posts regarding it, then you might not like my reaction to the larger bulk of this subsection. That being … Continue reading A Look Back Part 3: YA

May Review

May 2017 With many holidays and some time off, I was able to get a lot of reading done. Here goes. Books Read First came The 13-Story Treehouse. I’ve heard a lot about it going around and thought it might be good for some of my students, particularly the male ones. All in all, I … Continue reading May Review

A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 3: Young Adult)

A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 3: Young Adult) I have to admit I am somewhat leery coming to this section of my prior reading list. I have not always read so much in this area before, but felt I should expand into it. I mainly kept an eye out for books … Continue reading A Look Back at My Reading List (2016 Part 3: Young Adult)

Year in Review (Reading) 2016

Year in Review (Reading) 2016 Having just completed my year-end review for writing, I can also see why I may’ve not produced as much this year: I’ve read a whole helluva lot more. Compared to last year’s count—52 books, pretty much one a week—this year I’ve already put down 75 and by the time this … Continue reading Year in Review (Reading) 2016

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA This is probably not the first time you’ve heard someone raise this issue. I’ve seen a large number of other writers/reviewers comment on the same—the seemingly lack of parental presence in many novels aimed at younger readers. They find it outrageous and are rather unforgiving … Continue reading The Fine Line of Adults in Middle Grade and YA

Super Nobody

Super Nobody (YA) By Brent Meske Rating Synopsis Michael Washington is a normal boy in a normal town until, obviously, things change. At first, he just has trouble making friends. In fact, he is the target of quite a few bullies. The prospect of a newer, odder student in the girl called Charlotte seems promising, … Continue reading Super Nobody

What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park

What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park I mainly review self-published works because I encounter so many blogs that specifically and intentionally go out of their way to say suck it to self-published authors. That’s fine. That’s what they want to do. However, despite my reviewing habits, I tend to read mass published … Continue reading What I Learned From Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park