Waiting on Wednesday: The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first, second, and eighth WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading - romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third, fourth, and eighth 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 Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

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Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The Replacementby Brenna Yovanoff97818595143372, $17.99, Razorbill (Penguin)Age appropriate: 14+ (some sexual content, macabre scenes)Every seven years in the town of Gentry, a child is taken and replaced with a look-alike that is not quite...human. The replacement child usually dies, leaving the family to grieve twice: once for the missing child and once for the replacement. The … Continue reading Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

March Book Events

I've just decided on a new New Year's resolution (yes, I know it's March).Inspired by my friend Kate, who decided to make a concerted effort to see one live music performance each month, I've decided to attend one live literary event each month. "Literary event" can be broadly defined; it doesn't have to mean strictly … Continue reading March Book Events

Waiting on Wednesday: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second 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. Now my fifth and sixth WoW posts are about adult literary fiction:Caleb's Crossing by … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Book Review: Dust City by Robert Paul Weston

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Young People’s Literature National Book Award: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Congratulations to National Book Award winner for Young People's Literature: Kathryn Erskine, author of Mockingbird!Description:In Caitlin's world, everything is black or white. Things are good or bad. Anything in between is confusing. That's the stuff Caitlin's older brother, Devon, has always explained. But now Devon's dead and Dad is no help at all. Caitlin wants to … Continue reading Young People’s Literature National Book Award: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Gay Literary Awards

On November 1, 2010, the American Library Association (ALA) sent out a press release announcing their Stonewall Book Award will now also be awarded to a children's book. Joining the ranks of the ALA's Youth Media Awards alongside the Caldecott Medal for illustration, the Newbery Medal for children's fiction, the Coretta Scott King Award for … Continue reading Gay Literary Awards

Picturebooks for Adults, Part I

Going through the slush pile a few weeks ago, I came across an artist who layers photographs and clipart pieces to create ethereal digital collage artwork. I wish I could show them to you, but unfortunately the artist doesn't have a website. While the project wasn't right for Houghton Mifflin, the illustrations were beautiful, and … Continue reading Picturebooks for Adults, Part I

Waiting on Wednesday: Guilty Pleasures

This post comes to you via Erika Breathes Books and Breaking the Spine. "Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme where you post upcoming titles you're eagerly anticipating.I'm disturbingly behind in my book blogging; I blame that on all the traveling I've been doing lately, so please forgive me. Something else to blame on my … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Guilty Pleasures

Book Review: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plagueby Geraldine Brooks9780142001431, Penguin, $15Beautiful, heartbreaking, well-researched, richly envisioned, this book is a must-read for all lovers of historical fiction. Geraldine Brooks imagines what it must have been like for the people of the village of Eyam, in England, who, in 1666, voluntarily isolated themselves from the rest … Continue reading Book Review: Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks