Sep 30

INKlets: Four (Count ‘Em, Four!) Book Review Round-Up

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher Briefly: Nice guy Clay Jensen receives a mysterious box that contains cassette tapes. The weird thing? They are from his dead classmate, Hannah Baker. Hannah committed suicide, and Clay does not want to have to hear … Continue reading

Sep 25

Book Review: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins

There is a Curse of the Trilogy. Sometimes, the middle book serves only as a bridge from the first book to the third. It’s full of explanations and set up, but not much happens. Then there’s the Burn-Out; by the time … Continue reading

Sep 23

Cormoran Strikes again: ‘The Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith

Briefly: Private Detective Cormoran Strike gained quite a bit of notice by proving the so-called suicide of an infamous model was indeed murder. He has more work than he can say yes to, though it is mostly of the “I need … Continue reading

Sep 18

Off With His Head! ‘Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice’ by Kathleen Benner Duble

Briefly: Celie Rousseau has been dealt a bad hand. Her father was killed, her mother and brother died of starvation. Not able to pay taxes to the Compte d’Artois, Celie is forced to leave her cottage and find her way to … Continue reading

Sep 16

With Abandon: ‘Dorothy Must Die’ by Danielle Paige

I am sorry to say that I had to abandon this novel about half-way through. Though I have been waiting a while to read it, I just couldn’t get through it. I rarely don’t finish reading a book, and, even … Continue reading

Sep 12

My Bouquet List: Sing with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (with Classroom Instruments)

This is an occasional series wherein I write about things I’d like to do at some point during my lifetime. They are in no particular order. For those of you not up on early 90s British sitcoms, it’s a shame … Continue reading

Aug 24

The Sunday Post 8.24.2014 Edition

Wow. It’s hard to believe, but Monday is the first day of school! As much as I love having kids around my house 24/7 (and really, I do), it is obvious that they need to get back among their own … Continue reading

Aug 23

INKlets: Supah Short Reviews So I Can Return These Books to the Library Already

OK. Don’t you just sometimes want to say “Yes! I agree with everyone out there who loves this book and I have nothing new to add/more to say!” or “This book was so meh that I don’t even want to … Continue reading