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 →

Fun: It’s Not Just for Little Kids

My latest #blog, in which I encourage my kids to #play. #amwriting #jumpforjoy #letkidsbekids

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 →

Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Even though it is the middle of national novel writing month (#NaNoWriMo), we still must find time to enjoy reading! I love to read. In today's blog, I'm reviewing The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. One of the greats benefits of working as Shelverine (my alter ego when I work part time in school libraries)... Continue Reading →

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