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Welcome Sandra Smith

Welcome Sandra Smith

Hello Sandra! I am so excited to talk to you today about the release of the final book in your series, Seed Savers. Thank you for being here. You’re welcome! Thanks for having me, Alexis. Let’s start with some ice-breaker questions. I’m afraid I’m a little disappointing with either/or questions…
Happy Book Birthday!

Happy Book Birthday!

Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants by Andrea Beaty is released TODAY! You loved the bestselling picture books starring Rosie Revere, Ada Twist, and Iggy Peck. Now you can follow The Questioneers’ further adventures in all-new chapter books! Don’t miss the first instant New York Times bestselling volume, Rosie Revere and the Raucous…
“Embrace your strange.”

“Embrace your strange.”

City of Ghosts By Victoria Schwab One of my favorite authors is Victoria Schwab. I love her Shades of Magic series and when I saw City of Ghosts written for Middle Grade students, I almost had a heart attack. I do believe I yelped a little and immediately bought a…
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! (Actually, it’s Tuesday!) What Are You Reading? Yesterday was definitely a Monday (full moon?), so I am a little behind… better late than never, right? Books I Finished It was a graphic novel week. I had been feeling a little stressed about not getting Eliza Hamilton finished before…
April 2018 Reads

April 2018 Reads

April 2018 Reads I read some really amazing and powerful books this month. My favorite read was the second book in the Track series by Jason Reynolds, Patina. Man, Patina is such an amazing character. Another powerful read was Monster by Walter Dean Meyers. Talk about a book that will…
Update: Can You Read a Series in a Month

Update: Can You Read a Series in a Month

The short answer is no. I cannot read a series in a month. At least, not the series I had chosen. I had chosen to read all seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia series. First off, let me place the blame outside myself and say that I had trouble…
Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start, But Haven’t

Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start, But Haven’t

Weekly Blog Post: Top Ten Tuesday Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start, but Haven’t Hosted by the Broke and the Bookish I have a ridiculous TBR pile, 935 books, and in it are several series that I have wanted to read, but haven’t. Year after year, my students tell…
REVIEW: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

REVIEW: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Book One of The Series of Unfortunate Events) Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats?…