Thank You For Reading My Book

Did I mention he is tall?A couple of weeks ago I met author Kwame Alexander. Kwame is a big shot in the book world. He has written a variety of best-selling books. Some target young adults. Sports, friendships, romance, family, relationships, current events. He has a vlog/variety show, Bookish. He has been a keynote speaker... Continue Reading →

Book Nerd at a Book Festival

“Grab all the books!” I shouted to my daughter as we jumped out of the car. We had arrived at NoVa Teen Book Festival, and we had books, many heavy books, to be signed. It was time to fangirl it up. My top list from this event: Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton. Smart,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: #Famous by Jilly Gagnon

When my middle school daughter inadvertently left her library book #Famous on our kitchen table last week, she didn't realize I would consume it with such fervor. (Not sure why she risks this. Maybe she will learn?) The more YA (young adult) novels I read, the more I remember how much I love YA. These... Continue Reading →

This weekend I'll be moderating an author panel. I am very excited about it. The event is multi-faceted, as many author panel events are. Primarily, it's a book drive by my daughter's Girl Scout troop. The troop is collecting books to donate to local school libraries. My job as a sometimes librarian in the local public... Continue Reading →

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