Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

I have read a lot of fantasy.  Specifically, I have read a lot of YA fantasy.  Fantasy is one of the most popular genres with my students and after years and years of being asked for recommendations, I am certainly a well-read fan now.   That being said, I first fell in love with Stephanie Garber … Continue reading Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Best Books Inspired by Greek Mythology

Ever since I was a kid, I have been in love with Greek mythology.  I don’t know why they appealed to me so much - whether it was the magic, the daring heroes (and it was almost always heroes, not heroines) or just the idea that the world was way older than myself. I remember … Continue reading Best Books Inspired by Greek Mythology

Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews

Lovers of Greek Mythology, hark my call and heed this battle cry! No really, I mean it.  I just read a great retelling of the Apollo and Daphne story and while you know that I am no novice in my love for books based on Greek Mythology (see my post about Madeline Miller’s brilliance here) … Continue reading Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews

Most excited for June-December 2021

It’s that time of year.  The time when I start revising my “books I’m excited for” list.  At the beginning of the year, I usually put books that come out within the first few months.  But that means I ignore or am ignorant of all the amazing books coming out in the second half of … Continue reading Most excited for June-December 2021

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Strap in, everyone.  It’s going to be a long one. I’m finally tackling a book series that I have been meaning to write about for ages now and it will come to no surprise to those of you who have Netflix, but I’m going to talk about the Shadow and Bone series by Leigh Bardugo. … Continue reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

When I finished this book, my first thought was that this was the most beautiful book I had ever read! Frankly, I’m not even sure how to start this post.  I’m actually struggling to find the words to describe this book.  And, you know it's good when I HAVE NO WORDS! ME! NO WORDS! What … Continue reading The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

The Jane Austen Experience

So, did you read my review last week about Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson? Well, you should (and I'm not like biased or anything.) Did you run out and order it like I did? OK, good. So while you're waiting for it to be released or (if you're reading this AFTER February 2021) … Continue reading The Jane Austen Experience

Looking back at 2020

So it's that time of year. The time when everyone tends to take stock of what they have accomplished in the past year. While many people make New Year's Resolutions, I have always avoided the practice. I tend to find that making those resolutions means I am setting myself up for failure. Instead, I like … Continue reading Looking back at 2020

An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

So I’ll be the first to admit that I came to Kerri Maniscalco later than many, many others.  See, I have this prejudice against James Patterson (I mean - unputdownable IS NOT A WORD!!! AAAAH)  and his imprint publishes Maniscalco’s books (well, it did, but now she'll be published elsewhere).  I know I shouldn’t judge … Continue reading An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

Looking forward to 2021

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where I get reflective about the year’s past (although is anyone really looking back at 2020 with anything other than disappointment, anger, and contempt?) and I start getting hopeful and excited about the year to come.   Last year at this time, I hadn’t written much … Continue reading Looking forward to 2021