Talking about Reading and Books

The Reader, The Author, and The Library

I’m in the mood to talk about reading again for a while. I blame going to all these librarian and book conferences! I always come back from them feeling like this. That’s how this blog got started, after all. Today, I want to address the disconnection between the reader, the author, and the library. AsRead more

Recollection Wednesday: The Books of Hadley Irwin

Last Wednesday I laid into my middle school a bit more than is fair.  While I was forced to read 2 books that I strongly disliked (hated in one case and was too young for in the other), I got far more positive things from those 2 years than negative.  Middle school was where IRead more

Weekly Meeting: Holes

This week I read Holes. This is one of those books I probably should have read as a kid, but I didn’t. Challenges: Read Harder Challenge Listed in Book Lust 2 What You Should Know: This is a YA book primarily read by boys, but is great for girls too This is the first in aRead more

Recollection Wednesday: The Martian Chronicles

I almost hated reading.  I blame school assigned readings.  For the two years of middle school I was forced to read two books that made me hate reading for a while.  One of those books: The Martian Chronicles. I was 12 and in 7th grade when I was forced to read this.  Here is some context:Read more

Weekly Meeting: Smile

Challenges: None… What You Should Know: This is a YA graphic novel It takes place in the 1990s This is a memoir of the author Discussion: Smile is not a book I originally expected to read.  With all the books already on my TBR list, I only ended up with it because it fit in theRead more