Hi, I have not been good a keeping up with this blog since the start of the pandemic. I'm sure some of us are feeling the same way, but sometimes I just don't have enough spoons to sit and write out a blog post. It's a weird time, and part of me wants to have … Continue reading Quarantine Writing
The Details Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers Published: April 17th, 2018 Genres: YA, Historical, Romance My Rating: 4 Stars Goodreads Review 1780. Albany, New York. As the war for American Independence carries on, two newlyweds are settling into their new adventure: marriage. But the honeymoon's over, and Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler … Continue reading Love and War an Alex and Eliza Story by Melissa de la Cruz
The Details Publisher: Dey Street Books Published: May 7th, 2019 Genres: Non-Fiction, true crime, My Rating: 5 Stars Goodreads Blurb Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the … Continue reading The Killer Across the Table by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker
Welcome to a brand new month, and therefore a new round of Calendar girls! This month, in honor of National Turtle day, we are celebrating those slow books that leave you screaming "just kiss!" at the pages since it so obvious to you they belong together and yet the characters can't see it. Slow burn … Continue reading Calendar Girls, May 2020
Hi, It's been a bit since I've written a real blog in a bit. Since my last update, I've started working with a critique group, which ended up being really great, and I've started in earnest to write the second draft of my book. I've missed my characters and the world I created for them. … Continue reading This week in writing
The Details Publisher: HarperTeen Published: August 22nd, 2017 Genres: YA, LGBT, Contemporary. My Rating: 4 Stars Goodreads Blurb As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid … Continue reading Dress Codes for Small Towns by Courtney C. Stevens
The Details Publisher: HarperTeen Published: September 5th, 2017 Genres: YA, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, My Rating: 5 Stars Goodreads Blurb A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable … Continue reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
The Details Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Published: January 21, 2020 Genres: YA, contemporary, mystery My Rating: 5 Stars This is the third book in a trilogy. There will be spoilers, so if you haven't read the other two Truly Devious books (and you should they are quite good), do not read further. Goodreads Blurb Ellingham … Continue reading The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson
Welcome to another Calendar Girls, this month we're discussing the best books we discovered at the library. This topic was a bit difficult for me because the last time I checked a book out of the library was in the late '90s when I was in middle school. The town I grew up in didn't … Continue reading Calendar Girls April 2020, National Library Week!
Hi, How are y'all doing? If you told me a year ago I'd get to spend two months at home reading and watching Netflix, I would have cheered. That would have been my dream. I have been studying my home life to stay in my room and read books all day. But not that it's … Continue reading Quarantine week 308, I think.