Four Reasons to Love Five Flavors of Dumb

Piper has 30 days to find her classmate's rock band, Dumb, a paying gig.  If she does it, she will be the manager and get a part of the money.  She thinks she can do it even though she doesn't know much about music because she is deaf.Why love it?A unique main character...more

The Hollowmen


My Available Stories

Did you know I write fiction as well? Mostly YA science fiction featuring girl protagonists. Basically the stuff I wanted to read when I was a teen girl reading sci-fi and finding all the stories were written about boys.At the moment my list of Available Stories is a number even a guy who lost nine fingers in a freak sandpaper accident could show you, but this list shall grow in 2011, by gummity....more

Gifts for Teens: YA Book Pairing

It's edging ever closer to December 25th and you still have a teen or two left to buy for on your list. My vote is, as always, for books. Books on their own might not be so thrilling, but a book paired with a companion item that is complementary to the novel is a winner. ...more

I keep looking at steampunk cuff links but I'm pretty sure that the fake husband doesn't know ...more

Reading with Teen Reads Week

Did you know it was the Young Adult Library Services Association's Teen Reads Week? I didn't, but now I do thanks to a great post by sassymonkey on BlogHer....more

Teen Reads Week: Why This Grownup Reads Young Adult Novels

I mean, I just like good books and a lot of these books, as QuentinFinch says, are simply just good. Isn't that reason enough? But as I kept talking to her that day as we ducked in and out of stores, I realized that it was more than that they were just good. I came to a conclusion much like Liz's - I like these books because while they often deal with topics every bit as gritty as much lauded literary fiction, they end differently....more
You absolutely took the words right out of  my mouth! I read YA, historical fiction, sic fi and ...more

Mockingjay: Katniss Still Kicks Ass

Like many readers I got up on August 24 with one goal in mind -- to get my hands on a copy on the final book of Suzanne Collins Hunger Games and do it is as quickly as possible. Yes, I was on a Mockingjay quest. Thanks to the miracle of modern technology I had it downloaded to my iPhone within minutes. ...more

In many ways, it ended exactly as I thought it would. I do agree, though - it was pretty dark ...more

Sweet Valley Confidential: The Wakefield Twins As You've Never Seen Them Before

It was a simple tweet with a link to a post about Sweet Valley Confidential, the first book in the continuation of the Sweet Valley High series. I clicked over to it, started reading the first chapter and I haven't been able to stop myself from blurting out "OMG" ever since. The twins are now 27 and, well, let's just say that things have changed. ...more

Instead of being a "perfect size 6" she was *gasp* as size 8! Shocking! I remember there was ...more

Pretty Little Liars - New TV Series on ABC Family

Pretty Little Liars, the young adult book series, is now being made into a television series to air on ABC Family, premiering Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 8pm ET. The book follows four estranged best friends who are reunited one year after their best friend and queen bee of the group, Alison, goes missing....more

The 2009 Cybil Award Winners

For many people February 14 is just Valentine's Day. For book bloggers it's something else altogether -- it's the day the Cybils winners are announced! What are the Cybils? They just happen to be one of the best book awards out there. ...more

Wow I never knew about this. thanksmore