*Review* Echo ~ Pam Muñoz Ryan ~ 4/12/16

  Goodreads Summary:  Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation. Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later, Friedrich in Germany, Mike in …

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*Review* Tease~ Amanda Maciel

  Goodreads Summary: Provocative, unforgettable, and inspired by real-life incidents, Amanda Maciel’s highly acclaimed debut novel Tease is the story of a teenage girl who faces criminal charges for bullying after a classmate commits suicide. With its powerful narrative, unconventional point of view, and strong anti-bullying theme, this coming-of-age story offers smart, insightful, and nuanced …

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*Top Ten Tuesday* ~ 9/1/15

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish.  This week’s topic is the ten characters you just didn’t click with.  As a school teacher, this list grabbed me because I have had to read a ton of books starring a host of characters that have ranged from despicable to …

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*Top Ten Tuesday* ~ 6/15/15

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is dedicated to the books on my TBR list for Summer 2015! I am so excited about these books.  My list offers a wide variety of titles in both YA and adult fiction.  Please feel free to share your top ten choices for this summer!  I would love to hear …

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*Review* ~ A Court of Thorns and Roses ~ Sarah J. Maas

Goodreads Summary:  A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Timesbestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore. When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her …

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My Favorite Books to Re-Read

When summer hits, I get so excited for the opportunity to re-read some of my favorite books! My loving and supportive husband constantly shakes his head at my choices to re-read because I have so many stacks to address on my TBR list.  However, I just can’t let a year go by without visiting some …

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*Review* ~ Red Queen ~ Victoria Aveyard

  Goodreads Summary: The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers. To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. …

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