Friday, January 20, 2017

Flying Lessons And Other Stories - Book Review

24561496Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published January 3rd 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us.

In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children’s publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers.

From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Damaged Goods Release Day, Excerpt + Giveaway


I am so excited that DAMAGED GOODS by Jennifer Bardsley releases today and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Jennifer Bardsley, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


Monday, January 16, 2017

A Winter's Respite Read-a-thon Starting Post


In the last five days I finished four books. That's kind of a normal pattern for me, I finish one book and then get really motivated to keep going with other books until I finish. Unfortunately that streak only last so many days. As it if five days is a stretch.
For the first time in a long time my currently reading list is at one (I've been working on The Chronicles of Narnia since last March, one more to go!) so I kind of feel like I can go anywhere.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Winter Bloggiesta

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Time for Bloggiesta! To find out all the details and to sign up, visit the Bloggiesta site.

My number one reason for doing this: because I don't want to.
I'm pretty sure that is the second time this week I insinuate forcing myself to blog. I'm really not, I do want to be here I just can't get myself to do so. Hence the "forcing."
After the last bloggiesta I had such a great work flow going, I had reviews written and scheduled I knew where everything was going. Then that all kind of stopped.
I blame November. And maybe the holidays.
And the fact that I finished all my review deadlines and got cocky. Then added more deadlines.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Song of the Moment [1\9]

Songs of the Moment is a bi-monthly feature I started where I pick a song that represents the week, day or month; that fits with a moment I recently had. Or that's been on repeat.

I've shared this story before so I'll try to stick to the highlights: Ever since 2009 I've picked a song and sometimes quote (or maybe just the line from a song) to represent my year. Or at least the mind frame I want for the year.
Last year's Smile was a little to appropriate for the entire year and that was a first.
Normally by the end of the year I come to the conclusion that life is NOT a ball. Even though I tried to know it, though I still believe that it's all just waiting for me. Even if I've been making it wait for a very long time. (I'm referencing a Bye Bye Birdie song, by the way.)