What’s Waiting on My E-Reader – September 14, 2020

If you haven’t already recognized this fact: I’m reading multiple books in multiple formats, all the time! I usually have one paper book, several audiobooks and a ton of e-books going at any moment and, for whatever reason, I don’t seem to struggle with switching between stories. That being said, today, I want to show […]

2018 Was a Very Good Year…for Books!

It’s easy to find new, hot releases that are being touted non-stop! But what if you want to find some solid backlist titles that you haven’t checked out yet? https://bookshop.org/lists/don-t-overlook-2018-for-fabulous-backlist-titles-15-books-that-stuck-with-me I know there were some great books that I read in 2018 that you haven’t explored…so today’s list is all about those books. As always, […]

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 […]

11 Books I Read and Loved in 2019!

2019 was a great reading year for me and I can’t overlook the opportunity to introduce you to all the great books I read. https://bookshop.org/lists/11-books-i-read-and-loved-in-2019 They span the gamut from sweet Middle Grade novels to gritty, Southern adult fiction but every book I mention here was fantastic and memorable! There were so many great reas […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book Review: Don’t Overthink It! (And my weekend adventure to Louisville, KY as a launch team member!)

It’s been quite awhile since I fired up the old blog but it’s been on my mind lately and the release of Anne Bogel’s newest book, Don’t Overthink It, seems like just the push I needed! I’m still reading as much as I ever have and we still, of course, deal with PANDAS in our life […]

Book Review: Nyxia Uprising by Scott Reintgen – 5 stars!

Two months ago, I had the opportunity to publish my interview with Scott Reintgen on the release date of his newest book: Nyxia Uprising. (https://mamapandabear.com/2019/04/16/author-interview-scott-reintgen-author-of-the-nyxia-series/ Uprising is the third and final book in his Nyxia Triad series and brings closure to the adventures of Emmett Atwater and the various Genesis crews. My son and I […]

Book Review: The Storyteller’s Secret by Sejal Badani – 4 stars

Don’t let anyone tell you that this book is formulaic and trite! I’ve read some other reviews and audiences are decidedly split: 1) Those who adore this book and 2) Those who thought it was predictable. I’m usually one to leave the opposing opinion alone but, in this case, I have to say, I heartily […]

TV Show Review: Riverdale for Tweens? – 3.5 stars

I thought I’d switch gears a bit and give some insight into things we do in our house besides read books! My 11-year old son and I also tend to find popular tv shows (some old, some new) and binge watch them together – 1 episode per evening. I think this tradition started with Survivor […]