Recollect Wednesday: Eleanor & Park

I came late to Rainbow Rowell, but I made up for it quickly.  I am always tentative about taking on a new author, but when certain friends speak highly, I eventually give in.  Even I have trusted advisors when it comes to reading.  Eleanor & Park was the book that turned me into a fan.  Yes,theRead more

Childhood Reading: Sweet Valley High

All this talk about YA and Middle School got me thinking about the books I read as a child.   I think I was in 5th grade when I discovered Sweet Valley High books.  My Girl Scout troop had a small library that we stocked with the books we all wanted to trade.  I gave upRead 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

Weekly Meeting: Library of Souls

Challenges: Technically none, but I did get a sample of this What You Should Know: This is the final in a trilogy. It was inspired by those classic photos of levitating children and other tricks of photography from when the medium was new. I am giving away a poster of this book to the firstRead more

Weekly Meeting: Lumberjanes vol. 1

Challenges: None, this was an exciting birthday gift from Emily. What You Should Know: This is a graphic novel.  In this case a 4 volume collection of the comicbook.  It is not a complete story. It is a fast read, but you need to look at the illustrations to understand the story. It won 2Read more

Weekly Meeting: Boy Meets Boy

This book is part of the following challenges: Book Lust Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge I am trying something different.  I am playing with ideas on how to change things around for 2016.  Like with most book clubs, I get distracted when talking about the book of the week.  I will talk more about theRead more

Weekly Meeting: Killing Mr. Griffin

Part of Which Challenges Technically, part of the Book Lust challenge, but listed in Book Crush. What you should know: This is a YA suspense novel It was originally published in 1978 If you read a current edition you may notice a few changes October is officially over.  Here in Lowell, things are moving quickly.  CedricRead more