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How do you read Short Stories?

This month, short story month, has been a new and intriguing experience for me.

I, like many of our readers (we have noticed the lower hits!), have never really been  412 more words

This Month's Theme

Progress on my summer reading goal

One of my summer reading goals was to work my way through the “Jacky Faber” audiobooks. I’m not as far along as I’d like to be. 520 more words

YA Literature

Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

Angel, Ann. Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing. Amulet Books: New York, 2010.


Janis Joplin grew up in a small Texas town. Through high school, she never felt like she fit in with the other girls. 483 more words

Donate (YA) Books and Boost Adult Literacy

So, I posted on Facebook yesterday that I’m excited to be a teen “shelf curator” for Indy Reads Books, and got a “What’s that mean?” response. 250 more words


Recent Reads: “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
Contemporary Fiction / Young Adult


Charlie is a freshman.

And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. 821 more words

Recent Reads

Code Name Verity

Wein, Elizabeth. Code Name Verity. Hyperion: New York, 2012. Print.


Historical Fiction


From her prison cell in France, Julie writes everything she can think of in order to stop her captors, even if they only stop for a moment. 669 more words