So actual life was pretty busy. I just quit a job, let's call them Company A, that I'd been working at for a year because the pay wasn't ever going to be what I needed it to be and I got passed up on a promotion for someone ten years my junior. It was scary… Continue reading November Monthly Wrap Up
Yesterday was National Adoption Day, so I wanted to do a feature on characters and stories that feature adoption and foster care. The books featured here are mostly middle grade. One for the Murphys By the author of beloved novel Fish in a Tree, Lynda Mullaly Hunt presents a story about foster child Carley who… Continue reading National Adoption Day-Adopted Characters
It's safe to say that I love books about princesses. I did my master's thesis on princesses in films so I love princesses in lots of media. So since today is National Princess Day, I thought I'd focus on some of my favorite princess novels. Ella Enchanted I'm a huge fan of Gail Carson Levine,… Continue reading National Princess Day
A belated post for National Doughnut Day, and a post to celebrate the fact that I love food now that it’s getting cold. A Dash of Dragon A Dash of Dragon is another sweet book about a girl who wants to open her own restaurant cooking with monsters parts, but when her boss gets in… Continue reading Books about Food and Sweets
Being primarily a middle grade focused reader and blogger I've noticed young adult gets a lot more attention than middle grade. There are several young adult book festivals, including the famous Y'all Fest which I thought I wanted to attend until I realized I really hadn't read any of the authors. I bet off the… Continue reading MG Less Popular Than YA: Why?
I'm usually pretty good at figuring out mysteries in books, especially Middle-Grade books. Which I suppose is to be expected, however, I'm delighted when I'm surprised. The Strangers kept me guessing right till the end. I will say that Margaret Peterson Haddix is usually pretty good about mysteries and again she doesn't disappoint. Synopsis: Finn,… Continue reading Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers Review
I've said it here before, I'm a fan of everything Frozen. So when I heard the new movie would be coming out I was over the moon. I've been buying up new merchandise more than I probably should, and when I saw there were books coming out with new Frozen content I was even happier.… Continue reading Frozen Forest of Shadows Review