Oct 17

Nothing Bugged Me About ‘The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls’ by Claire Legrand

Recently, somewhere, I came across Winterspell by Claire Legrand. It was published at the end of September, and when I read the synopsis of the story, it sounded like something I’d want to read. Of course there is a waiting list … Continue reading

Oct 15

It’s THIS WEEKEND: All The Info You Need About the Texas Teen Book Festival

For more information, please contact: Brenda Thompson, 512-461-5644 brenda@brendathompson.com October 14, 2014 Texas Teen Book Festival this weekend! James Dashner, Lauren Oliver among headliners; Saturday, Oct. 18  AUSTIN—The Texas Teen Book Festival is here! This Saturday will be jam-packed with … Continue reading

Oct 09

More Jared than Tiffany: ‘Being Audrey Hepburn’ by Mitchell Kriegman

Briefly: What happens when your average girl with below average finances and a Jersey accent gets stuck in that infamous black Givenchy from Breakfast at Tiffany’s? At the Metropolitan Museum of Art? During a hoity toity soirée? And people see you and … Continue reading

Oct 08

‘Bellman & Black’ by Diane Setterfield: Where Was It Going?

You have to agree, the summary from the publisher makes this book sound very intriguing: As a boy, William Bellman commits one small cruel act that has unforeseen and terrible consequences. By the time he is grown, with a family of … Continue reading

Oct 07

Nope. Just Nope. ‘Anything To Have You’ by Paige Harbison

To be honest, I had already started this book several months ago and lost interest. It’s supposed to be about two people who should be together, but is really about deception, dishonesty and being passed-out drunk. Briefly: Brooke and Natalie are best … Continue reading

Oct 05

The Sunday Post 10.5.2014 Edition

I am in some kind of fried food coma, dreaming of a variety of consumables cooked to a delicious, greasy crisp (is that an oxymoron?) by the time this is published. In other words, I will be sound asleep and snoring after attending … Continue reading

Oct 03

I Was Burned: ‘Burn for Burn’ by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Briefly: Three girls make a pact to get back at some students at their high school. There may or may not be some fantasy elements, but I couldn’t tell for sure. Didja Like It?: Sigh. I have read one other book by … Continue reading

Oct 02

Evocative Fantasy: ‘Illusions of Fate’ by Kiersten White

m4s0n501 Briefly: Melei is a riot of color; Albion is shades of slate. Jessamin, the daughter of an encounter between her Melei mother and Alben father, has left the island to continue her studies. The professor at a college in Avebury (“teeming … Continue reading

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