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Professional Book Review: Do It Yourself Literacy by Kate and Maggie Roberts

Do It Yourself Literacy is a new book by Kate and Maggie Roberts.  In this book, Kate and Maggie give you tools to help you solve some of the problems that you might be facing in your ELA classes!   226 more words


Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s been the grayest, rainiest week in the Boston area, but between NESCBWI last weekend and jumpstarting the YA Buccaneers‘ Spring Writing Bootcamp, I’ve been feeling the good writing vibes. 55 more words


Friday Reads

This week I carried on reading the School for Good and Evil Series, which I’m still really enjoying!
What did you read this week?

Friday Reads

Bout of Books 16 TBR

Bout of Books is here again! I haven’t read as much as I have hoped to this year, so with my favorite readathon coming back around, this is a good time as ever to catch up. 113 more words


Infinite Jest

Massive. Sprawling. Elaborate.

At times hilarious, at times insightful, at times hard to put down, and at times almost impossible to follow.

Moving in its depiction of human relationships and personal struggles, prescient in its portrayal of an American society amusing itself to death under the hapless eye of a befuddled former media star turned president. 421 more words


Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke 

Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke; 247 pages

Wink: the odd girl next door

Poppy: the bully who always gets her way

Midnight: the boy caught between the two… 190 more words


Shadows in Summerland by Adrian Van Young

I am getting back into book reviewing, starting with Adrian Van Young’s debut weird historical novel Shadows in Summerland (ChiZine) for Strange Horizons.. It’s an intimate look at the Spiritualism movement and the Spiritualist photographer William H. 27 more words