Category Archives: Growing Up

Teen Read: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Seeing as how this is Black History Month and given the turmoil throughout the United States especially in the past year over racial issues, this book is not only extremely timely but deeply thought-provoking.  Anything good you’ve heard or read … Continue reading

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Junior Read: A Cry Out of Time (The Esme Chronicles Book 1) by JL Redington

This is the first book by JL Redington that I’ve read and while A Cry Out of Time is the first in a series called The Esme Chronicles, the book is a standalone story — no cliff hangers.  I think you’d … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: The Long Way Home by Andrew Klavan

Today’s Mystery Monday feature is book 2 of a teen read called The Long Way Home — The Homelanders Book 2.  The protagonist, Charlie West, should be in his senior year of high school but instead, he’s on the run … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well, this time last year, I was writing about what an amazing year I had had reading over a hundred wonderful books.  I was looking forward to reaching for a higher goal this year but then, life interfered, as it … Continue reading

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Junior/Teen Read: Sackett’s Land (Sacketts Book 1) by Louis L’Amour

Sackett’s Land is a solid, junior/intermediate historical, swashbuckling adventure set at the beginning in the fens of Cambridgeshire, Britain and later in the rough, new world of America.  It is a time of seafaring, sword fighting, and a sometimes fickle … Continue reading

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Countdown to Christmas Week 3

Christmas is coming faster than most of us would like even though our American friends have yet to celebrate Thanksgiving and I’ve been busy building and painting in my garage and haven’t been writing my blog much these days. I … Continue reading

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Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira

I read about Love Letters to the Dead in a number of places on the web and the idea of it intrigued me.  I didn’t know if I’d like it or not but it kept niggling away at me from the … Continue reading

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First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Letters to the Dead, a novel by Ava Dellaira

First Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at … Continue reading

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Junior/Teen Read: The Abduction, a Theodore Boone novel by John Grisham

This is the first Theodore Boone novel by John Grisham that I’ve read and is the second in the series.  Theo is a delightful character who will introduce young people to the exciting aspects of the court system, including Animal Court, … Continue reading

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Buying Samir by Kimberly Rae

I received a free ecopy of Buying Samir from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.  While this is a book about kids, I don’t recommend it for preteens, and even with teens, I recommend caution.  Buying Samir is … Continue reading

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