Facing The Handmaid’s Tale Today

I first read The Handmaid’s Tale when I was 12 years old in the late 1980s. I discovered it on my mother’s bookshelves, and I was fascinated by the story, not scared as much as I should have been but stilled by possibility, intrigued. I surely didn’t understand a lot about the book (much as … Continue reading Facing The Handmaid’s Tale Today

A Story a Day for Short Story Month

I’m in need of some untainted* inspiration… maybe you are, too? (*Untainted by industry noise and book worries and life stresses. Just something simple, and sweet, and able to get the blood pumping and the fingers moving on the keys.) One thing that does this for me is reading a good short story. I love … Continue reading A Story a Day for Short Story Month

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco

This week I have the last posts in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which book librarian Kimberly Francisco from STACKED wants to share...  Guest post by Kimberly Francisco When I was … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Colleen Mondor

Today I have more in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which book columnist and reviewer Colleen Mondor wants to share...  Guest post by Colleen Mondor My son has nurtured a borderline obsession with the … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Colleen Mondor

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Mackenzi Lee

Today I have more in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which title blogger and children's literature MFA student Mackenzi Lee wants to share...  Guest post by Mackenzi Lee I don’t know if you … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Mackenzi Lee

Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Since today happens to be Valentine's Day, and I love New York City like wow, I thought this would be the perfect day to feature this particular guest … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: New York City Reading Recommendations from Laura Lutz

Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Nicole from WORD for Teens

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see what titles blogger Nicole from WORD for Teens wants to share with us today...  Guest post by Nicole I was staring at my shelves for … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Nicole from WORD for Teens

Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)

Welcome to the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see what titles blogger Wendy Darling from The Midnight Garden wants to share with us today...  Scroll down for an announcement of the giveaway winner! Guest post … Continue reading Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)