Middle Grade Book Review: Jed and the Junkyard War by Steven Bohls – 2.5 stars

Well, I knew the day would come when I was disappointed by a book that I planned to review and wasn’t sure what to say. I have so much respect for authors and the hard work they do to create a piece of literature that it pains me to write a negative review. I considered […]

Book Review: Once a Liar by A. F. Brady – 4 stars

As promised last week, I finished Once a Liar by A.F. Brady and wanted to share my thoughts with you! Let me start off by saying that this book is DARK. If you are looking for cuddly characters who warm your heart with whimsy…this is NOT your book. I love a good warm, whimsical novel […]

Book Review: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera. 4.5 stars

We’re going backlist today and I have to start with the story of how I came to own this book. I had heard a lot about this book and seen copies of it everywhere 2 years ago when I was on a business trip. On a layover at Chicago Midway, I sat down next to […]

What’s Up Next? Once a Liar by A.F. Brady

I’ve been cruising through some books lately and I’m totally in my happy place! I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at what I’m going to read next: it’s the April Books for Coffee Book Drop from Bethany Beach Books! This one’s a thriller…quite a departure from the historical and middle grade fiction I’ve […]

Book Review: Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

‘Be kind always…for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about!’ – Ian Maclaren That quote came to mind more than once while I was reading Just Like Jackie. It’s the story of an 11 year old girl named Robinson (after Jackie Robinson) who lives alone with her grandfather and struggles to […]

Book Review: Learning to See by Elise Hooper

I’m so excited to finally have an opportunity review Learning to See by Elise Hooper for you! I finished it last night and haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. While I have not yet had a chance to read The Other Alcott (Hooper’s first novel,) I’ve been told that it’s an amazing study […]

Jed and the Junkyard War

Couldn’t wait to share with you what came in my Middle Grade Book Drop box this month! Spencer and I are so excited to read this one: the cover art reminds us of The Fog Diver which has been one of our absolute favorite middle grade reads of all time! We positioned it in the […]

Follow your bliss!

I was lucky enough to receive yet another ARC from The Book Drop and couldn’t wait to share it with you! Look at that amazing turquoise cover with the cut-out! This is one of those books I would buy for the cover color alone! (I’m like that!) It’s called Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by […]

The Book Drop

As you can tell by my post yesterday about Gwynnie Bee, when I find a brand or service that I particularly love, I’m particularly loyal and especially vocal about it!  As many of you know, there are few things I love as much as reading and surprises…so The Book Drop from Bethany Beach Books has […]