#ReadRiordan: We’re Thankful for Magnus Chase

Magnus Chase

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! This week we’re doing a few posts about books we’re particularly thankful for this year. Yesterday we shared our latest YA Diversity Book Club pick, CARRY ON, and today we’re finishing our time as a Percy Pack member by highlighting the reasons we’re thankful for Rick Riordan and his new book MAGNUS […]

YA Diversity Book Club: 5 Things to Know About Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell

Welcome to the October edition of the YA Diversity Book Club, a monthly feature we run in partnership with Lucy at The Reading Date and Kristan at We Heart YA. For November we read CARRY ON by Rainbow Rowell. This was super exciting for us, because we’re all big Rainbow fans and were excited to see what she had […]

Blog Tour: Dare to Disappoint Author Ozge Samanci

Dare to Disappoint Banner

How do you make a graphic novel?  With paper and ink … or, in the case of Ozge Samanci and her new nonfiction memoir graphic novel about growing up in Turkey, with a whole host of unconventional materials – like tumeric, bread, and burned paper. We’re thrilled to be the third stop on the DARE […]

Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read This Past Year

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about quotes. Since we usually post quotes on Mondays, we skipped that this week in favor of the TTT. Here are top ten quotes from some of my favorite reads of the past year. I could’ve made all ten from SIX OF CROWS, I loved it so much, but […]

Zodiac: My Virgo Sign

Zodiac sign

To promote today’s release of the paperback of ZODIAC by Romina Russell, I’m sharing what I know about my astrological sign, Virgo. I’ve always been aware of being a Virgo, because my immediate family growing up was split in half — three of us (my mother, oldest brother, and me, the baby) were September birthdays, […]

Waiting On Wednesday: Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Morning Star by Pierce Brown

RED RISING is one of those trilogies you can’t stop thinking about. For days, weeks, even months afterward, the characters and events keep tucked away in your mind and your heart. You have to incessantly text friends (sorry Lauren!) or read online forums about what other fans think will happen next. You start evangelizing to […]

Giveaway: VOYAGERS Books for Middle-Grade Readers


My younger kids and I read the first two books in the VOYAGERS series, and we were hooked. My oldest son wasn’t into the 39 CLUES series, but my younger two found the VOYAGERS plot fascinating and fun. For me, it was like THE RIGHT STUFF meets ARMAGEDDON but with twelve year old characters. I […]

#ReadRiordan: Halloween Fun

Magnus Chase stencil pumpkin

Happy Halloween everyone! This month for our Percy Pack post, my kids worked on a Rick Riordan-inspired pumpkin together. We got the Magnus Chase stencil as a member of the Percy Pack, but you can download it here. My kids are super lucky, because they have a beloved Uncle Dave who LOVES Halloween, so he […]

YA Diversity Book Club: Q&A with Una LaMarche

Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche

Welcome to the October edition of the YA Diversity Book Club, a monthly feature we created in partnership with three other book bloggers: Kristina at Gone Pecan, Lucy at The Reading Date, and Kristan at We Heart YA. This month we read DON’T FAIL ME NOW, our second novel by Una LaMarche (her third YA […]

What NOT To Do When A Friend Hates a Book You Love

None of us is immune. We finish a book we LOVE, start evangelizing to our friends about it, wait with baited breath for them to finish, and then… crickets. Or worse, the friend gives it a meh and moves on to the next book. Sometimes it’s an entire author you fangirl but your friend says, […]