Book It! – #ReadTheMargin

December is #ReadTheMargin month, so outside of a couple books I finished up, I’ve been making an effort to choose books written by and featuring minorities.    Artemis Fowl Artemis Fowl is the 1st book in the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer.  This middle-grade novel had been my bedside read for almost a month.  Read More …

Book It! – Thankful for Books

It was another slow month for reading, but I starting a little quilting project over the weekend, so I’ll be bringing that to you later this week.  In the meantime, let’s talk book.  I finished one traditional novel and two books of short stories this month. Second Foundation I finished Second Empire, the last book Read More …

Bookish Question – What book can you not live without?

What book can you not live without? When I’m stressed, or can’t sleep I read a lot of children’s and middle-grade literature.  Books featuring characters like Harry Potter or Nancy Drew.  They get me out of my head and help me to relax, which is something I think I might need a lot of soon.  Read More …

Bookish Questions – What do you do to get through a reading slump?

What do you do to get through a reading slump? For me, reading slumps usually occur when I’ve been reading too much of the same type of book- too many memoirs, fantasies, or children’s classics.  So for me the easiest way out of a reading slump is to pick up a different type of book.  Read More …

Bookish Questions – Do you experience “book hangovers”?

Do you experience “book hangovers”? Epic Reads describes a “book hangover” as a condition in which attachment to a book or series that has ended causes the reader traumatic emotional distress. It usually lasts for one to two weeks, or until a new book of higher-than-average quality enters the reader’s life. While I don’t get Read More …

Bookish Questions – What book is on your nightstand now?

What book is on your nightstand now? I like a little light reading before bed, so I usually keep a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book on my nightstand.  They seem to be the perfect type of book to relax me. I’m currently reading Nancy Drew #16 Clue of the Tapping Heels. What’s on your Read More …

The Lunar Chronicles – A Review

The Lunar Chronicles are a series of 6 books written by Marissa Meyer.  The books take place in the distant future (100+ years after the 4th world war).  The 4 main books in the series: Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are retellings of the traditional fairy tales Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow Read More …

Bookish Questions – Favorite book turned movie?

What is your favorite book turned movie? At this point, I think my favorite book turned movie is The Hobbit.  It still amazes me that Peter Jackson was able to take one book and turn it into three feature length films.  The movies are beautifully produced, the acting superb, and though it’s been ages since Read More …

Bookish Questions – Your first favorite book?

What was your first favorite book? While I’m sure I had a book that I made mom and dad read to me over and over when I was little, the first book I really remember falling in love with was the Mother Goose book that was at my grandmother Ruby’s house. It was A Treasury Read More …