Summer Reading

My children love to read! After doing some research, I found multiple reward programs for reading this summer for them. Here are the links for Scholastic Summer Challenge, Barnes and Noble, Half-priced Books, and Avon-Washington Township Library. - weekly prizes based on set goals and a sweepstakes prize for most minutes read....more

What Are Your Kids Reading? They're Not? 10 Hot Teen Summer Reads

Young adult literature is hot. Summer is hot. They are a match made in heaven. Here are 10 hot summer reads for teens...and you. We can’t let them have all the fun, can we? ...more

I read Only the Good Spy Young the other day. Want the next book in the series immediately. ...more

Beach Books: 10 Hot Summer Must-Reads

I love summer. I love lounging outside in a sunbeam (don’t worry, I’m coated head-to-toe in sunscreen), a glass of sweet tea in one hand and a book in the other. One of the best things about summer is summer book releases. Sometimes the only thing that gets me through a February snowstorm is looking at the upcoming books my library catalog and plotting out my summer reading. Here are 10 books that are making “Must Read” lists this summer. ...more

I'm an avid reader and have been looking forward to The Particular Sadness of Lemon ...more

Book Blogger's Best Books of 2008

One of the best things about this time of the year is that book bloggers all over are compiling their "best of" lists. I enjoy these lists so much more than those put out by media folks. I have nothing against the media people but recommendations from my peers always mean so much more to me. I think one of the things I love most about these lists is that they just aren't about books that were published in the past year, but are books that they've discovered over the year. Are you ready to do some damage to your To Be Read list? Read on! ...more

I loved The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss and The Outlander by Gil Adamson. ...more

Notable Books of 2008

Every year before the holidays arrive, around the world editors and experts pick their best, or notable, books of 2008. I always approach these lists with caution. I've read some truly fantastic books that have appeared on these lists in the past. There have also been books that appeared on these lists which I've been sorely tempted to throw agains the wall rather than read. Yet every year I find myself drawn to these lists and this year is no different. ...more

No book blog reading til the new year. Not hard to do since I'm not making it to my feedreader ...more

Lists, lists, everywhere lists

Santa isn't the only one making a list right now. It is the season of lists and a week from now everyone will be posting their lists of best reads in 2007 and what they are looking forward to in 2008. But for now the lists are taking a slightly different turn. ...more

It would be the earlier works of Gordon Korman - books like the MacDonald Hall series (aka the ...more

Yearly Reads

A friend recently shared that he tried to read Tozer's The Knowledge of the Holy every year. And since making reading lists that I have no hope of ever completing is a hobby of mine, I've been making my own mental list ever since. The list is not comprehensive, nor is it (for me, anyway) realistic. I do believe that if a book is worth reading once, it's probably worth reading twice. But I'm probably not going to live long enough to read all the books I want to, which makes re-reading books all the harder to justify. ...more

Vote for the Best 25 Novels of the Last 25 Years!

Here at Fringe, we love novels, writers of color, and women writers (along with a whole lot of other things like feminism, culture, and judging from our blog tags, more feminism). That's why the New York Times' list of the Best 25 Novels of the Last 25 Years made us sad. ...more