What You Should Read

Joel Stein, who seems like a pretty big douche-bag, even though I think he’s just trying to be funny,* thinks you, and by ‘you’ he clearly means adult men, should not be reading Young Adult books. That’s the premise of his article, “Adults Should Read Adult Books” posted on the NYT’s Room for Debate opinion… Continue reading What You Should Read

To Not Act My Age: Legend and The Sharp Time

I didn’t read young many adult books when I was a teenager (I can think of only one; it was Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger. It’s fabulous and I’m so glad I came across it when I did). I went through my RL Stine phase in fifth grade, so I didn’t always read adult books,… Continue reading To Not Act My Age: Legend and The Sharp Time

Authors and Questions: A Conversation between Laura Moriarty and Mary O’Connell

I had the pleasure and privilege of attending an event at my local library where one of my favorite authors, Laura Moriarty, discussed the new release The Sharp Time with author Mary O’Connell. If only for an hour, it was a joy to be in a room full of other reading and writing enthusiasts who… Continue reading Authors and Questions: A Conversation between Laura Moriarty and Mary O’Connell

Great Scot!: The Outlander Series and The Parasol Protectorate Series

Reading books across all sorts of genres has improved my writing immensely. I have a feeling that writing reviews of books and forcing myself to put into words what I liked and didn’t like, what I admired and what I would have done differently, will help me become a better writer as well. So here… Continue reading Great Scot!: The Outlander Series and The Parasol Protectorate Series

An Evening of (Book) Lust with Nancy Pearl

Regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition Nancy Pearl and author of the (Book) Lust series spoke at a fundraiser for my local library foundation earlier this week, and I had the chance to attend. Her talk was a delightful mix of book recommendations and anecdotes about reading and writing and how she became a librarian.… Continue reading An Evening of (Book) Lust with Nancy Pearl