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WildlyRead in New Zealand!

I love it when apparently disparate parts of my life intersect. One of my favorite intersections is when my reading life and my travel life come together. You can be sure that over the next few months, as I get ready to leave for New Zealand in the fall, I’ll be posting lots of things … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, I’m representing both St. Patrick’s Day (with my green t-shirt, can’t you tell?) AND being a book nerd (and possibly hamsters). Happy luck o’ the Irish to you all!

Happy Day After May Day

I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I’m a children’s book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the “Classic Children’s Books Written for Adults”.

Talk Nerdy to Me

This is the most adorable, awkward, nerdy, empowering parody music video ever. I already loved the original song – Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” – but this brings it to a whole new level, because clearly, what the original was missing was books.

Happy Earth Day!

Book Video Round-up

I thought it was about time I shared and discussed all the book-related and reading-related videos, whether feature-length, sitcom-length, or YouTube length I’ve collected over the years. No, I am not going to be rehashing all BBC-or-otherwise produced versions of Jane Austen, the Brontes, Oscar Wilde, or videos of that nature. Maybe I’ll do that … Continue reading

Insert Clever Title Here

Lots of news coming from the children’s lit world today. The venerable Brian Jacques, creator of the popular Redwall series, died over the weekend at the age of 71. The BBC has a brief article on the subject and you should also check out his official website. I have to admit I’ve never read a … Continue reading

Librarians Do Lady Gaga

This is not an adult book review, but it’s definitely worth a post. Thanks to Boing Boing (and a FB friend’s post) for introducing me to this video of “students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School perform[ing] a Lady Gaga remix.”

RePost: The "Good Guys" of YA Literature

This is a “repost”, similar to a “retweet” on Twitter (follow me @rebf). Emily’s Reading Room had an inspiring post recognizing the “good guys” of young adult fiction, as opposed to those moody, smoldering, dangerous “bad boys” everyone seems to fall for. Some of Emily’s top favorites included Gilbert Blythe from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of … Continue reading

Geeks in Love

I first read this article in 2009; it refers to an event in 2008. I have yet to hear of a sweeter, real life, proposal story. So many people condemn Valentine’s Day as one of those “Hallmark holidays”. I agree that being bombarded by red, white, and pink crepe paper, cut-outs of naked baby cherubs, … Continue reading

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It came! It came! So excited to have received my gorgeous new @rebelgirlsbook book 2 in the mail yesterday! That's 2/2 GOODNIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS books that I helped fund via @kickstarter, and I would help fund a dozen more at least. Also thrilled @quailridgebooks already has our shipment on order so I can handsell these through the holidays. #indiesfirst!
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#readstagram #readwithme #readmore #reading #read #instaread #instabook #indiesfirst #shoplocal #bookstore #bookshop #bookshelves #book #books #bookrec #bookworm #bookish #booklove #booklover Today I sat down and read @theallycarter's newest book, NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST, coming out March 27, 2018, and I finished it in one sitting. That's how quickly I flipped those pages! I'm a huge fan of her HEIST SOCIETY series, and this one lives up to what I've come to expect from aa Ally Carter YA-thriller-romance. Read on for my review. Thanks to @quailridgebooks for my advanced copy! #booksellerlife . . .
Review: Ally Carter has done it again! I don't know how she manages to so perfectly balance a kick-ass teenage girl with just a pinch of over-the-top girliness, but she nails it every time. Basically this can be considered a contemporary retelling of The Paper Bag Princess, where the prince is the US President's son, the princess is the son's former best friend/daughter of the President's former body guard, and the dragon is a Russian operative. Oh and the setting is winter in Alaska. And because it's Ally Carter, while the girl clearly saves the day and rescues the boy, she also ends up with the boy because teenage love conquers all.
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New review & a staff pick for @quailridgebooks: Guaranteed giggles! Clever illustrations, Captain PB (polar bear, not peanut butter), a literary fox, and three very silly lemmings. Perfect for all storytimes, with opportunities to do character voices. It also imparts the importance of learning how to read without being didactic. My favorite picture book of the year!
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