October is National Book Club Month

There's a day, a week, a month for everything. October happens to be National Book Club Month, or Group Reading Month. While I've always enjoyed reading as a strictly solo activity (I've only just joined Good Reads in the last couple of months at my boss's encouragement), expanding it to be a social event can... Continue Reading →

Guest Review: Amulet Series

I have a reluctant reader. After reading early (age 3) and reading well, my daughter Blossom seems to have hit a second-grade slump. Life gets more social in second grade, I suppose. She has athletic commitments and friends to giggle with and Minecraft to play. Books have become boring and reading has become a chore.... Continue Reading →

Review: The Secret of Nightingale Wood

Category: Middle Grade I read The Secret of Nightingale Wood a few months ago after it was recommended to me by the most excellent staffers at the¬†Curious Iguana¬†bookstore in downtown Frederick, MD. I expected a fun and easy read given the genre, but it was compelling and evocative and deeply moving; it caught me off... Continue Reading →

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