Banned Book Week starts today: choose the freadom to read!

It's Banned Book Week! You know I love to talk about banned books, right? As a certified librarian I believe information wants to be free so I want to make sure people have all the information they need to make informed choices. It's up to parents to decide what's right for their own children, not for someone else's....more

Stop what you're doing and read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, NOW!

Aristotle and Dante Discoverthe Secrets of the UniverseAristotle and Dante has been on my TBR for a short time and I'm so DING DANG happy that I finally got to read it. My advice to you? Stop and read it NOW. Go straight to your local independent bookstore and snag a copy of this gem now. You won't be sorry.You know I love opening lines, right?...more

The 2016 Diversity Reading Challenge Begins Today!

It's time for diversity! Last year I started a diversity reading challenge for myself and I was amazed at the number of people who were drawn to it. It's so great to know that I'm not the only person who realizes that more books need to feature diverse characters AND that mainstream readers demand them too! ...more

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Oh Katherine Applegate, why do you torture us so and make humans out to be complete jerks???  Because, my friends, sometimes we are when it comes to animals. This message will stay with you forever. FOREVER! ...more

Imogene in New Orleans by @YeahHunter

IT'S IMOGENE DAY! Because words aren't enough, here's my video review: ...more

My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book

I'll admit: I've probably been to more football games than your average fan. BUT, I hardly understand the game! Truth be told, I was a BANDIE and traveled all around the PA tri state area performing at high school, college, and professional games. Ask me if I knew anything other than Touchdown? I didn't. I knew touchdown cuz that was when the band played the Fight Song! I figured now is the time to learn football.  How hard could it be? ...more

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams Garcia

I don't know why I haven't read anything by Rita Williams Garcia, but her books, PS Be Eleven and One Crazy Summer have been on my TBR for ever! ...more

Grab These 5 Books for Dad for Father's Day

Father's Day is here! What did you get your old man? Another stupid tie he doesn't need? More grilling paraphernalia? Get the best dude in your life something that he'll love....more

This is the cutest book ever: Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman

Tattletales are the WORST!!! I have two kiddos of my own and I have seen the damage tattling can cause. In our house, Pumpkin, the younger sister, would tattle on #1 son about EVERYTHING.It was awful. And so annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only parent who suffered through this experience! How do you teach little ones the difference between tattling and informing?...more

Lisa Scottoline: Every Fifteen Minutes

You might have remembered me telling you that I'm a Lisa Scottoline fan? To be sure, she doesn't write kids books but you must know that I read other books besides kids' books, right?...more