Archive for March, 2013

Not So Sherlock: Secret Letters by Leah Scheier

Posted by Steph on March - 29 - 2013

    I picked this one up while I was putting away some library books at work because the premise sounded so promising: A young girl wants to be like Sherlock Holmes, who is a real person in the story, and solve mysteries in old-time London. This wasn’t a bad read,  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Recommend the Most

Posted by Steph on March - 26 - 2013

Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish This was a really hard post for me to write and I totally didn’t think it would be! I’ve realized it’s because the books I recommend depend a lot upon who I’m recommending them to.  I  [ Read More ]

Hard to Read, but Hard to Put Down: Push by Sapphire

Posted by Steph on March - 25 - 2013

Push by Sapphire is quite the piece of literature. It is moving, brutal, eye-opening, hard-to-read-yet-hard-to-put-down, and all around a story that should be read by lots and lots of people.  However, after reading the book, I really don’t know if I can stomach watching the movie. It was pretty rough. There’s  [ Read More ]

I got Scartlet! I got Scarlet! After waiting for sooo long to get my hands on this book, it finally came in at the library…and then I read it a day and a half and it was over far too quickly. Scarlet was just so amazing that now I have to  [ Read More ]

So I started a Magic Tree House book club for kids early last fall and with each passing month I look forward to it even more.  Each month we read a different Magic Tree House book by Mary Pope Osborne, discuss the book, eat a themed snack, and then do  [ Read More ]

It’s Top Ten Tuesday again which is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about the “Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy…But Are Still Sitting on My Shelf Unread”.  This is a great top ten list to partake in.  It’s an excuse to  [ Read More ]

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor was kind of a tough one to get into for me.  It didn’t help that I didn’t really remember what had happened in the first book in the trilogy and there wasn’t a whole lot of re-capping provided.  And it is a very heavy, dark  [ Read More ]

Struck by Wonderstuck written by Brian Selznick

Posted by Steph on March - 17 - 2013

So I found this review from last summer and thought I should re-post it on my brand spankin’ new blog 🙂 After waking up at 2am with far too much on mind (Summer Reading Program, new house, new job, etc.) I picked up Wonderstruck and did not go back to sleep until 4am  [ Read More ]

To Reveal or Not to Reveal…Your True Opinion That Is

Posted by Steph on March - 16 - 2013

Fellow recommenders of books (librarians, bookstore workers, booksellers, book reviewers, avid readers, and the list goes on…) I’m guessing we face this same problem: what do you do when someone asks “Have you read this book? Did you like it?” and you want to scream to “NOOO!!” at the top  [ Read More ]

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads !

Posted by Steph on March - 12 - 2013

I want to start off with a question I overheard a young boy ask his mom today at work, which made my totally rough day (migraine+work=not fun) so incredibly worth it! After about a half hour of searching for the “right” books altogether,  I led them to the self-check when I overheard THIS:  [ Read More ]