Tag Archives: Reading

Stories for All

This week Shannon and Dean Hale released the second book in their Princess in Black Series: Perfect Princess Party. Nicole and I devoured it on release day. It’s an early reader chapter book with hilarious illustrations by LeUyen Pham. Love … Continue reading

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Busy Reading

Sorry, Jen cannot blog today because her nose is buried in this awesome new middle grade series. You should check it out.  Yes, this is shameless advertising.  No, I did not write this book, but I am mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels to the Rescue

Newsflash: This week, for the first time ever, my daughter asked to bring a book she was excited about to school for silent reading. Cue the crowd roar.  Zoom in on this mother dancing around the house fist-pumping. Let’s put … Continue reading

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Babies Can’t Learn To Read

Shocking announcement from The Atlantic this week: Babies Can’t Learn To Read! A surprising number of parents are still convinced their baby can read if given the proper stimulus.  These parents would do anything, and pay any cost, to help … Continue reading

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The Unpopular Ending

Despite all my endeavors to become a published author, I will always be a book fan-girl first and a writer second.  No question. The recent release of the final book in the Divergent Trilogy, Allegiant, generated much gleeful jumping on … Continue reading

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Should Adult Characters Age?

Welcome fall weather!  Already dreaming of curling up with a blanket in front of the fireplace.  You know what that means: devouring the latest installments of all my favorite series. First big fall release: W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton.  I’m … Continue reading

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Graduation in September

This week marks the end of an era.  On Tuesday, the Gallagher Girls graduated from spy-girl high school.  It was a momentous occasion, equally exhilarating and tear-jerking.  The perfect ending to a spectacular adventure.  For the past six years I’ve … Continue reading

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Best-Selling Trends

This week I direct you to an awesome post by Nathan Bransford listing the best-selling novels each year since 1900. Check it out here. The list supports his theory: there never was a golden era of literature where the average reader … Continue reading

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My Cozy Reading Nook

Once again the home-improvement avalanche hit right on schedule.  Road crews have littered highways with orange drums.  Contractors have all hands on deck to take advantage of the warm weather for home and building construction.  Naturally I felt the itch … Continue reading

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What Makes For A Successful Book-To-Movie Cross Over?

The official count is six more days until my daughter is on summer vacation.  She’s dreaming of swimming pools and Disney World.  I’m excited for summer book and movie releases!  But this year, rather than salivating over the big summer … Continue reading

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