Why I’m Done With Blog Tours

Why I’m Done With Blog Tours

I’ve been reluctant about blog tours all along. I’ll go ahead and admit that. I’ve thought about giving them up before, but then I’ll come across a tour sign-up post for a book that sounds good. I’ll think, “Oh, I can do a blog tour for this; it sounds so good.” There’s always some reason why I wish I never signed up by the time the post goes up. Nearly every single time I’ve felt this way. I decided the… Read more »

Blog Tour Review: Anthem’s Fall by S.L. Dunn + Giveaway

Blog Tour Review: Anthem’s Fall by S.L. Dunn + Giveaway

So… I was under the impression that this was a graphic novel. I checked it out on Goodreads, where a couple of users have it shelved as a graphic novel. Those people clearly have no idea what this book is, because it’s Science Fiction. That threw me for a loop, and it was something I had to get over. That aside, this is a decent book. I have reservations, but it’s a nice debut from an author who really did… Read more »

Book Review: Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

Book Review: Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin

Beyond Magenta explores the lives of six transgender or gender neutral young adults. Susan Kuklin offers narratives, in each individuals own words, that describe their journey through recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding their own gender identities. Kuklin includes, family photos and photo essays that complement the personalities and interests of each individual. What I think is most important about this book is that it does away with the idea of “the” transgender experience. Instead it offers many different stories. Each individual’s… Read more »

Sights & Sounds [3]

Sights & Sounds [3]

This is a feature where I share some my current favorite things or obsessions including movies, TV, and music. Pretty much things that aren’t books. TV Shows It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia I seriously love this show. I tried to watch it years ago, and I couldn’t get into it. I like to watch things while I’m doing stuff on the computer, though. It just helps to have something going on in the background. That’s why I started watching this…. Read more »

Mini Bloggiesta

Mini Bloggiesta

In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta! -Bloggiesta I’m so glad I found out this is happening this weekend. I… Read more »

Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Book to Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “favorite movies and TV shows.” I didn’t really want to do that since I’m not sure I could pick out favorite movies well, and I don’t watch much TV. Instead, I decided to pick out my favorite adaptations. I don’t think I’ve ever made… Read more »

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read… Read more »

Audio Review: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Audio Review: Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Better Nate Than Ever is told from the first-person perspective of Nate Foster, a small town kid with big city dreams. At the tender age of thirteen, Nate is ready to get out of Jankburg, Pennsylvania and head to the Big Apple. That’s just what he does when his best friend (and manager), Libby, tells him that they’re casting the role of Elliott in the Broadway production of E.T. With his parents away on a trip and his brother away… Read more »

The Importance of E-Portfolios

I’ve always like the idea of e-portfolios. I love all things digital, and having a digital copy online that’s instantly updated for anyone with link just makes sense. Still, I didn’t have my own e-portfolio until a few weeks ago. After the ASLA conference, I came home with a few ideas. The first of those I wanted to knock out was making my own e-portfolio so I could keep up with what I’ve done and share it with others. After… Read more »

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It’s also a great chance to see what others are reading right now…you just might discover the next “must-read” book! Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read… Read more »