Category: Novel

3 Questions and a #YA Giveaway: THE ONE THING by debut author Marci Lyn Curtis

That YA novel you can’t put down? The one you wish you had written? The one that couldn’t possibly be by a debut YA author because Curtis seamlessly combines genuine imperfectly-passionate characters, best-made soccer plans, that guy with the guitar, and a spark of magic you’d expect from Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins? I received… Read more »

Confessions (& Reviews) of a no-longer-Teenage Readaholic, pt5

I haven’t posted a book review for a while and since today is my GORGEOUS friend Jill Sanford’s BIRTHDAY (Surprise! ) I give you herewith, her very first book review:  I loved Becky and was never dissatisfied with her as the heroine of GORGEOUS (Scholastic Press). I appreciated her pluckiness and discomfort with being Rebecca… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK part4–First Trimester

Guess what? This Thursday blog is late because THE BABY ARRIVED!!!! Woo-hooo!!!! My apologies for those of you waiting for the next installment of the continuing saga of book-parents, but I’ve been doing a lot of cooing and oohing instead of blogging. Thank you to the amazing A-team (Amy Lennex & Audrey Mitnick) at Sleeping… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday Sharon Creech: THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

This summer I had THE GREAT UNEXPECTED delight of finding Sharon Creech‘s new middle grade novel (out TODAY! / Harper Collins) in my mailbox. So I did what any lifelong fan of the amazing Ms. Creech would do: tucked it in my bag with my flashlight and bug juice, and took it to Sugarloaf Fine… Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 4

Teen reviewer Maris is off to college, but she’s still reading..and reviewing: (Go Bears! Have a great year, Maris!)  This review comes to you from my dorm at UC Berkeley. Welcome Week was fun and crazy and before the big move, I managed to squeeze in some reading time: Charles de Lint’s YA novel, The… Read more »