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"A Ticket To Ride" by Paula McLain

McLain is one of my favorite authors.  She has a personal history (growing up in foster homes) as interesting and complex as the characters in her novels or the verses in her poems.   212 more words


SALE: Maia and the Secrets of Zagran

The Secrets of Zagran in currently on sale at $0.99. Now is a great time to grab a copy if you haven’t already, because the price goes up tomorrow. 96 more words

On My Books

The Dance

Theresa Cormier was poor. You could tell by the way her pale hair hung straight and stringy and her skin stretched tight over her face and her dresses hung loose and too long. 2,677 more words

Children's Story

Review: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield

TITLE: Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone
AUTHOR: Kat Rosenberg
SUMMARY: Rebecca’s town is shaken by the murder of Amelia Anne, an outsider who was killed within the small town’s limits. 498 more words

Book Reviews

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson

Montana 1948 by Larry Watson, 1993. I bought this old trade paperback at a yard sale Labor Day weekend. It’s the size of a trade paperback but doesn’t have the question and answer section in the back, so is it really a trade paperback? 122 more words

Family Drama

Fingers crossed

While waiting for the results of the International Latino Book Awards, for which my book, Cuba, Adios, has been nominated in two categories (Best First Book, and Best Autobiography), I was delighted to read the following editorial review of the book (the awards will be announced on September 8th, so keep tuned in) 682 more words


Book Review #26 - Everything Everything

Every day you get up and learn something new. Every day you find something to be happy about. Every single day you have a smile for me – Nicola Yoon. 725 more words