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 asContinue 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 loveContinue 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 wasContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco”

Beyond the Buzz: Overactive Imaginations

This week I have a couple last posts 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. Here’s a different take on this question from librarian Amber Couch…  Guest post by Amber Couch My name is Amber Couch,Continue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Overactive Imaginations”

Beyond the Buzz: The Re-Shelf Take

This week I have a couple last posts 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 books Kellie from the Re-Shelf wants to share…  Guest post by Kellie When Nova contacted me aboutContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: The Re-Shelf Take”

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 theContinue 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 youContinue 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 guestContinue 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 forContinue 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 postContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Reading Recommendations from Wendy Darling (+Giveaway)”