What are you reading this summer?

While looking for books to add to my YA (Young Adult) summer reading list, I came across this cleverly created book list. Choose a book, or ten and enjoy your summer. 95 Young Adult Books To Read This Summer Instead Of Reading ‘Harry Potter’ AGAIN

Vacation Reading

I hope that you are all enjoying your holiday. Some of you have emailed me about other books that you are reading and bookstores that you have visited, and I am delighted to see that you are pursuing literate lives. I just reread Malcolm Gladwell’s What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. The book is…

We Learned About the Birds and Now the Bees…

  The Secret Life of Bee is one of my all time favorite books. I remember the first time I read it: the way I lingered on the words, the way I became engrossed by the setting, the way I felt at home with the characters.  I hope that it has the same affect on…

Wise Words

“Reading is everything. Reading makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something, learned something, become a better person. Reading makes me smarter. Reading gives me something to talk about later on. Reading is the unbelievably healthy way my attention deficit disorder medicates itself. Reading is escape, and the opposite of escape; it’s a way to make…

Book Review: Uprooted

Uprooted is a short story in the anthology Fifteen Candles:15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories.  This peak into Being a displaced teen is written by Nanette Guadiano-Campos.