I’d heard people talk about how they “didn’t have time to read” after having kids, and I thought it was complete rubbish. How can one not have time to read? I wondered. Kids go to bed at what…8:00 at the latest? And don’t they take naps? And what about the stay-at-home parents whose kids are school age? They’ve got a fantastic 7 hours to read! I couldn’t understand what was so hard about making time for reading with children. I mean sure, maybe I wouldn’t be able to read in the middle of the day once I had kids, but I could certainly do so after my child went to bed. (more…)
Hi all! I’m so excited to be a part of this community. About a month ago, I was scouring the internet for other book bloggers to connect with, and I happened upon The Book Bloggers List website. It’s an incredible resource for people looking to find blogs about books. It’s also a great place for authors to find book bloggers willing to review their work.
After spending an embarrassing amount of time on the site combing through all the listings, I decided to see if I could get added to the list. I received an email on Monday that I had been added! This has already resulted in more traffic to my blog. I’m pretty excited! Check out The Book Bloggers List here.
I love the library more than I hate it, of course. I’m even strongly considering a master’s degree in library science so I can make “the library” my life’s work. I love being surrounded by so many books, genres, and possibilities. I love the sense of community a library brings and all of the book clubs and writing clubs and Excel workshops the library provides. I take my son to the library to complete his homework, and then he and I partake in a little reading or coloring in a couple of cushy chairs that overlook the lake.
The problem is (more…)
We know the classics. The Jane Eyres and Daisy Buchanans and Lizzie Bennets of the literary world are old friends, read and reread until we can recite their lines and dissect their motives. We either love, hate, or love/hate them. But what about modern literary women? With all of the incredible literature out there today, it’s hard to get to know all the fabulous female protagonists. (more…)
Author: Mary Shelley
“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
First and foremost, Happy Halloween everyone! I decided today would be the perfect day to review Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
One thing about readers is that they love getting books! The problem with buying books for readers though, is that the true written-word-nerd tends to be quite picky about things like editions, covers art, hardcover or softcover, etc., etc. It might deter many well-intentioned gifters from buying books for the book lover in their lives. Still, there are some books that transcend the problematic individuality of readers will (most likely) be loved by all readers.
Author: Lois Lowry
The fact that this YA novel recently made it to the box office as a Hollywood hit speaks volumes to its relevance in today’s world. First published 21 years ago, The Giver made quite the stir and sparked debates nationwide for its controversial content. Read mostly by young adults, the novel begged its fresh readers to really think. The book’s themes challenge young readers to consider real issues like politics and culture. The content of the novel demanded critical analysis– its message applicable to the real world. Lois Lowry’s Newberry Medal was rightly deserved for this one.