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My Favorite Books for 2017

Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to reveal my favorite books for the year. Please note that I post all the books I like on Goodreads (not all the books I read, just the ones I like) so if you want a more complete list, check my page there or the link above. These are… Continue reading My Favorite Books for 2017

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Book Reviews, News, Personal updates

Best Books of 2016

"Did you have a good year?" some people ask. Their judgment of 2016 might be dependent on how much money they made, or if everyone they knew lived, if they became famous, or even who won the election. However, money comes and goes, people around us are born and die, and every few years the leadership of the government changes. There are always… Continue reading Best Books of 2016

Book Reviews, News, On Writing

My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Some people celebrate the new year with parties, good food, and dancing.  That's fun, but I also like to look back at all the books I've read during the past year.  Whoa, did I really read that many? (Sorry, I only posted reviews on the ones I enjoyed most.)  2014 has been a very good… Continue reading My Top Twenty Favorite Books for 2014

Book Reviews, On Writing, Personal updates

My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

As I looked over my Goodreads list for the past year, I realized that I have read a LOT of books (over a hundred... and that’s only the ones I recorded).  I’ve enjoyed many wonderful stories from different genres, though I tend to read mostly Young Adult.  Some books didn’t make it on the Goodreads… Continue reading My Favorite 25 Books of the Year

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Scrambled Eggs at Midnight

Have you read Scrambled Eggs at Midnight, by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler?  This contemporary YA romance is romantic, quirky, witty, and unforgettable.  I loved this book! The two main characters, Cal and Eliot, are unique and warm and funny.  Like most teenagers, they have insecurities that stem from their parents’ problems, but Cal and… Continue reading Scrambled Eggs at Midnight

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From the Marshmallow Critic

What is it about me that won’t allow me to leave a book unfinished, even if the book is boring or badly written?  Part of it is that I just have to see how the story ends.  Part of it is that when I read a book, I’m not just experiencing the story, I am… Continue reading From the Marshmallow Critic

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Favorite Books

Some say a classic is a book which stands the test of time, is still being published and read after many years, and is a well written example of its genre. But is this just because it is required reading for an English class? Others say a true classic is one which touches us to… Continue reading Favorite Books