Review: Neverhome by Laird Hunt

Neverhome by Laird Hunt

Neverhome by Laird Hunt received quite a bit of buzz during Book Expo America back in May, and rightly so. Hunt brings to light an important part of United States history that many of us should, but do not, know. Written from the perspective of a soldier, this novel takes a different look at the Civil […]

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Gene Luen Yang at National Book Festival

Gene Luen Yang at National Book Festival

 One of the highlights of the 2014 National Book Festival for me was attending the Gala at the Library of Congress. It’s my second year attending as a guest of PBS Kids, and my favorite part of the evening are listening to the featured authors speak. My fellow blogger friends and I come to absorb […]

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Book Club Feature: The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul From Left toWrite Book Club

Our first September Book Club selection is The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg. I’ve already finished reading it, and I can’t wait to discuss it with our members.  You’ll definitely want to pre-order the book now because journalist Jenny Nordberg jumps right into a hidden practice of Afghanistan: In Afghanistan, a culture ruled almost entirely […]

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What’s On Your Nightstand: Karin Tanabe

Karin Tanabe headshot

Thanks to the holiday weekend, I spent all day yesterday was Monday. Alas, it was Tuesday, which brings us to our weekly feature. Today Karin Tanabe, author of The Price of Inheritance, gives us a (literal) peek at her nightstand. Which is way neater than my nightstand! The Little Friend by Donna Tartt – I’m reading […]

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Don’t prejudge the book when you first hear that  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel is a novel about post-apocalyptic life on earth. Station Eleven is a phenomenal novel that you’ll want to savor word-by-word, page-by-page, but you won’t be able to because it’s just freaking amazing. Set fifteen years after the world collapses from a vicious flu, novel […]

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2014 National Book Festival Photo Recap

National Book Festival Banner

Happy Labor Day to my U.S. readers! It’s a holiday for me so I’m going to hang out with the kids and hopefully do some reading. Here’s some photos from this weekend’s National Book Festival. I’ll write a more in depth recap later this week. I met Lisa See, who spoke about her family history […]

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