Yearly Archives: 2012

This Week…

Busy, busy week, coming up to Christmas! Monday: Monday I will be playing catch-up at work and getting my Christmas tree up, so no posts today. Tuesday: I have a special post today – a 1-chapter sneak peek from Michael Bradley’s new book, Black and White and Dead All Over. Be sure to check back and read the Wednesday: I am hoping to… Read more


This is a great choice for this week’s Quotable. I think that people really underestimate young readers. They assume all they want are video games and picture books, but J.K. Rowling proved that if you give them a great story, those kids will stick with you for a thousand pages. “Of all the unexpected things in contemporary literature, this is… Read more

Saturday Snapshot

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home with Books. To participate, post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes… Read more

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. You know the rules: grab your current read, open to a random page and share a two sentence teaser with us (no spoilers!). Be sure to tell us about the book, so we can add it to our TBR list! Okay, it’s still Tuesday in my… Read more


I chose this quote about reading in school because I think it’s quite true. I think that teachers would be more effective — and students would be better served in the long run — if teachers assigned them books that instilled a love of reading. Instead, too many kids come away believing that reading is something awful that they have… Read more

New books!

Well, it was a quiet week for new books. That’s actually a good thing. I have been really busy with work and with the holidays coming up, so I haven’t been requesting a lot of books. I’m trying to get caught up on the ones I’ve got, because I’ve got some great stuff to share with you. All I need… Read more

This week…

Okay, it’s been a busy couple of weeks, but I hope to be back on track. I’ve got my novel finished for NaNoWriMo — well, not finished, but the 50,000 words uploaded. I’ve got some new books and some reviews to get caught up on and some photos for Saturday Snapshot. So, here’s what’s coming up: Monday: I’ve got some… Read more


Oh, this made me smile. There are some great things about ebooks, but you lose something when you aren’t holding the book in your hands. “How do you press a wildflower into the pages of an e-book?” – Lewis Buzbee, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop     Read more


If you haven’t seen much of me lately, it’s because I’ve been busy writing. As I mentioned earlier this month, I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time ever, and just a short while ago I uploaded my novel, The Girl in the Woods — all 50,421 words of it. What will ever become of this bit of writing, I can’t say.… Read more