Time to Preorder: 22 Books to Look Forward to in October 2020

Do I have a big list for you today!?! I love to know what’s coming down the pike to read for next month so I’ve created a HUGE list of choices just for you. https://bookshop.org/lists/22-books-to-love-in-october-2020 Including Middle Grade, YA, fiction, non-fiction, novellas and essays and a wide variety of authors…this is a list you don’t […]

The Books I Can’t Wait to Read in August/September 2020!

So many great books come out with ‘Back to School’ and there are a ton that I’ve been waiting to read. Today, I thought I’d share that list with you so that you can order them or reserve them at your local library! https://bookshop.org/lists/august-september-2020-books-that-i-m-excited-about I’ve started 3 of these and the remainder are at the […]

My Favorite Books of 2020 So Far!

Here’s my list of the best books I’ve read in 2020 to date. https://bookshop.org/lists/books-i-ve-read-and-loved-in-2020 There are some really great reads here and I can’t wait to hear what you thought of them. What else have you read this year that I should take on to round out my year? Literary fiction, memoir, essays, middle grade, […]

What to Read with Your Middle Grade Reader!

I’ve created my first list on Bookshop.org and I’m so excited to share it with you today! Head over to https://bookshop.org/lists/10-middle-grade-reads-we-read-together-and-loved to check out a list of books that I read with my 12-year-old son that we really enjoyed! You know I’m famous for loving Middle Grade fiction and for regularly reading with my newly […]

Bookshop.org – A Way to Support Local Bookstores While Finding the Books You Will Love!

So many of you have been asking me what I’ve been reading and/or what I recommend that I thought it would be a great idea for me to start putting together some lists of great books! To that end, I’ve partnered with Bookshop.org to compile those lists and bring them straight to you. The great […]

2nd Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club Selection: All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil!

Thank you to everyone who voted in my poll for our next read! It was close but All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil is our selection. Don’t forget to dial in to discuss this terrific YA read on July 15th at 8:00pm! More details to come! To get your copy of the […]

Book Review: The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict – 3 stars

Since the inaugural Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club meeting has come and gone and we had the opportunity to discuss The Only Woman in the Room as a group, I thought I’d follow up with my personal review of the book now. I added The Only Woman in the Room to the list of […]

VOTE NOW!! Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club – 2nd Meeting! Help pick the book!!!

Our last Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club pick was The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict and, whole the meeting was sparsely attended, it was a lot of fun! I’d love to have more of you join us this time…so I need your help picking the book!Since this blog focuses on Middle […]

Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club Tonight! 8 pm EDT – The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Don’t forget…we’ll be discussing The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict in the Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club tonight at 8pm EDT! Here’s the login information: https://bluejeans.com/494716949 Can’t wait to meet you this evening!

Don’t Forget! Mama Panda Bear Book Club will discuss The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict online on May 14th at 8pm EDT!

I hope you are enjoying reading the book! If you haven’t stated yet, there’s still plenty of time! The Only Woman in the Room is a historical novel about Hedy Lamarr and her role in WWII in Austria. This is the story you’ve never heard about a woman of incredible talent, beauty and smarts! Details […]