Why I’m taking a November reading hiatus

I can’t believe that another November has rolled around—it’s here—it’s…tomorrow. It’s time for NaNoWriMo, or National Write a Novel Month, if you aren’t familiar with it. Basically it’s a month of wreckless abandon writing, all in a feverish attempt to reach the finish line: 50,000 words. It’s month filled with coffee, too many dollar billsContinue reading “Why I’m taking a November reading hiatus”

Throwback Thursday: Goosebumps Series

Happy (almost!) Halloween! In honor of Halloween, I’d like to throwback to one of my favorite childhood series: Goosebumps. As a kid, I was proud of how many books I read in a series. I read nearly all of the Junie B. Jones books, all of the American Girl Books, 16 Dear America books, eightContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Goosebumps Series”

Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney

I received my hardback copy of the Goddess of Yesterday during a summer reading program at my local library in 2004. To get our free book from the book cart, we had to read for five hours and turn our coupons in. I read five hours the first day of the summer program and pitchedContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Goddess of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney”

Read It, Watched It: Divergent

Books adapted into movies are rough—if you’ve read the book, you can’t help but compare the book to the movie. If you’ve seen the movie and then try to read the book, it can be difficult to finish because you already know the ending. I’m always nervous to watch the movie of a book IContinue reading “Read It, Watched It: Divergent”