Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

The Crown by Kiera Cass (The Selection #5) Page Count: 278 Published: May 3rd 2016 When Eadlyn became the first princess of Illéa to hold her own Selection, she didn’t think she would fall in love with any of her thirty-five suitors. She spent the first few weeks of the competition counting down the days until she could send them all home. But as events at the … Continue reading Book Review: The Crown by Kiera Cass

5 Books for the Reluctant Tween Reader

My friend asked me a few weeks ago for book suggestions for her tween niece – her  words were “something that isn’t Divergent” which is apparently the only book that exists in this girl’s world and I know she isn’t alone even though ::shudders:: it’s one of my least favorite YA dystopian novels. I thought I’d share the books I suggested here and open the … Continue reading 5 Books for the Reluctant Tween Reader

Book Review: A Knight in Sticky Armor (Doc McStuffins)

Continuing my new video book review series (or: in an attempt to be fair to my children), here is a review for a book that my daughter, five year old BB, read recently. She would like to tell you more about: A Knight in Sticky Armor (Disney Junior: Doc McStuffins) by Andrea Posner-Sanchez, Mike Wall(Illustrator) BB thinks this book is hilarious because every time something touched the … Continue reading Book Review: A Knight in Sticky Armor (Doc McStuffins)

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

For the self proclaimed “people watchers” – everyone who has ever found themselves making up stories about strangers on the train or in the park. For anyone who has suffered from substance abuse or known someone who has. For you over there in the corner who just got out of a long relationship and aren’t feeling entirely “over it” – and for the rest of … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

When my son, currently eight years old, requested that I read the first book in The Underland Chronicles, a series by Suzanne Collins (yes, that Suzanne Collins), I couldn’t resist. He has become something of a Fan Boy where this series is concerned and pretty much eats, sleeps and breathes it. A kid after my own heart. Gregor the Overlander tells the story of eleven … Continue reading Book Review: Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

15 Lessons Learned Watching The Maze Runner

Last night I decided to watch The Maze Runner even though I haven’t gotten around to reading the book yet. Because I’m a rebel. Yup. That’s right. Also my husband was like “Do you want to watch The Maze Runner?” And I said yes. Having not read the book, I was going into the movie relatively uninformed except that I’ve read a description of said book and read … Continue reading 15 Lessons Learned Watching The Maze Runner

Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

FEELS: liked, moody but modern, shippable My book club is discussing The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe this month. It’s been on my To Read list for several years so I was glad to have an excuse to get a copy. As a descendant of Ann Putnam, I’m a sucker for books about the Salem Witch Trials – I devoured books like Tituba … Continue reading Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane