Waiting on Wednesday: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second  and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading - romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third and fourth WoW posts were YA (young adult) titles. My fifth and sixth WoW posts were about adult literary fiction. My … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Rivals (The Mockingbirds #2) by Daisy Whitney

Waiting on Wednesday: Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson & Ned Rust

 Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure choices (mostly mass market paperbacks with romantic and/or paranormal themes). I'm proud to finally introduce my first Young Adult (YA) WoW post!Shop Indie BookstoresWitch & Wizard: The Giftby James Patterson & Ned Rust9780316036252, … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Witch & Wizard: The Gift by James Patterson & Ned Rust

Book Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

@font-face { font-family: "Cambria";}@font-face { font-family: "Garamond";}@font-face { font-family: "Trebuchet MS";}p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } The Mockingbirdsby Daisy Whitney9780316090537, $16.99, Little Brown (Hachette)E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks meets Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak in this debut novel.I love the … Continue reading Book Review: The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

The Mysterious Benedict Societyby Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Carson Ellis  Hardcover: 9780316057776, Little, Brown (Hachette), $17.99Paperback: 9780316003957, Little, Brown, $6.99This post was originally published here in March 2008. This version on Afterthoughts... has been edited from the original post.I just finished a book called The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart.First of all, … Continue reading Book Review: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

David Foster Wallace Vocabulary

Thanks to @kentmeusemarian for today's post! (Follow me on Twitter: @rebf)David Foster Wallace was an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer, whose most famous work, Infinite Jest, was included in Time magazine's All-Time 100 Greatest Novels list.Hardcover: 9780316920049, Little, Brown & Co., $35Paperback: 9780316066525, Little, Brown & Co., $17.99In his work, he had much … Continue reading David Foster Wallace Vocabulary

She said, He said: Novels with multiple narrators

A sales rep friend posed this question online today: I have a writer friend who is looking for YA (or adult) novels that are told in alternating voices. She wants examples where each character has a chapter and they go back and forth between points of view. It’s a bonus if the characters live in … Continue reading She said, He said: Novels with multiple narrators

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Little, Brown and Company

All the way to number six in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series is Little, Brown and Company!Overall, I have to confess there are more novels on this list I'm excited about than picturebooks, but these three did stand out for me (and I'll review the novels as I read them, promise!):Sit-In: How Four Friends … Continue reading Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Little, Brown and Company