Stalking Jack the Ripper

Stalking Jack the Ripper By: Kerri Maniscalco

This is one of my FAVORITE books! The main character is wonderful and the plot is just so great.  Stalking Jack the Ripper is a fabulous mystery with lovely characters that keeps you pulled in all the way to the end!   One of the best parts about Stalking Jack the Ripper for me was the main character and Read More

The Archived

Book Review: Archived by Victoria Schwab

This. Book. Was. Great. Sure, things could’ve been done a little bit better, they’re could’ve been fewer flaws in The Archived but the plot was AWESOME! Who doesn’t want their bodies to be shelved in The Archive?!? They keep dead bodies in a library, a dead people library! Imagine that, your loved ones all copied into a body, Read More

10% Happier by Dan Harris

Book Review: 10% Happier by Dan Harris

Maybe you’ve heard about mindfulness, maybe you haven’t. Dan Harris does an excellent job of explaining his journey toward a more Zen state in the book 10% Happier. If you’re looking for a reason to pursue meditation and/or mindfulness, look no further. The anecdotes and very real encounters described in this book are relatable (even Read More

Spirit Animals

Book Review: Spirit Animals Series

The Spirit Animals Series by Scholastic tells the story of a handful of young men and women with special links to spirit animals on the mystical world of Erdas.   There are good guys and bad guys, big battles, near misses, and amazing animals who are literally larger than life. The main characters, Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan Read More

Autumn Reading Of Fire and Stars

National Support Teen Literature Day – An Honest Letter from a Teen Reader

Dear Authors of Teen Literature, Today is National Support Teen Literature Day and I figured it would be the best time to address some of the problems in your writing, especially Teen Romances. This is an open, honest letter to those of you who THINK you write teen fiction. I’m taking this opportunity to point Read More

A Drop of Night

Book Review: A Drop Of Night By Stefan Bachmann

This book was horrible. The synopsis sounded great – exploring a newly discovered underground palace? Awesome! The cover for A Drop Of Night was also quite appealing. But, as I have said before, a cover and synopsis only go so far if the book sucks. After diving into the first couple of chapters I was disappointed. The main character became more and Read More

The Return of the king

National Tolkien Reading Day

J.R.R. Tolkien is one of my favorite authors of all time. I’ve read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy more than a dozen times in recent years and I never seem to tire of it. Now that my kids are old enough, we’ve read The Hobbit as a family and experienced all of the Read More