When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the free review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. You all know that I very rarely do blog posts for a single review any more......but this one more than merits the time and attention, I assure you. This title releases on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 … Continue reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir

Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Dear Authors, After writing two pieces this month on authors and social media, I have had some additional time to reflect and discuss this issue with various authors, publicists and readers. The vast majority of authors have said THANK YOU, readers and reviewers have said YES, EXACTLY THAT, and publicists have said THAT'S WHAT WE … Continue reading Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries

Good morning, friends! I'm over on Nerdy Book Club again today! This time I'm talking about why I'm the most difficult library patron ever.....and how and why to push your reading boundaries. I'd really love if you would go check it out! Are we connected on Goodreads, Instagram and Twitter? If not, let’s fix that! … Continue reading Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries

Adult Releases Jan 16 2018

Thanks a million to publishers for these free review copies! Red Clocks was loaned to me by another reviewer friend who received it from the publisher. These titles all release on January 16th! Yet again, another week of a TON of great books being published!Β  Or, at least great for ME, since I carefully curate … Continue reading Adult Releases Jan 16 2018

Disclosure Guidelines for Book Reviewers

Dear Book Reviewers ~ If you receive books for free from publishers or publicists or authors, etc - you need this information. Yes, that includes Net Galley and Edelweiss and BookishFirst and Blogging for Books and all of those things. If you get a free book for review or promotional purposes, THIS IS FOR YOU. … Continue reading Disclosure Guidelines for Book Reviewers

The Best Faculty Meeting Ever

I'm fairly certain I have NEVER said this before, but it really, really was. Today's faculty meeting at my elementary school was the best one EVER. Know why? Because we talked about BOOKS for the majority of the time! Last summer, I had the opportunity to go to NerdCampMI (amazing experience!!) and managed to snag … Continue reading The Best Faculty Meeting Ever

My 2018 Book Clubs and Reading Challenges

I absolutely LOVE the start of a new year! Time to try new things and challenge myself in new ways ~ and yes, these can be done at any time, but the start of a new year is my favorite time to do so. One of the things I have been doing in recent years … Continue reading My 2018 Book Clubs and Reading Challenges

January 9 2018 Adult Releases

First of all, have you seen all of my work regarding authors and social media this week? If not, head on over to my new page dedicated to JUST this! Thanks to the publishers for providing me with free review copies of these books! Now, about this book stack. Nope, I'm not even calling this … Continue reading January 9 2018 Adult Releases

First KidLit Book Round Up of 2018

Friends, I honestly don't remember December. I know I had a lot of meetings, there were some basketball tournaments and concerts, I was sick for half of it and the kids (and dogs) were sick the other half, there was a holiday in there, etc. Suffice to say that I didn't do a December Picture … Continue reading First KidLit Book Round Up of 2018

Dear Authors ~ Part 2

Dear Authors ~ Wow, who knew so many of you wanted/needed advice on engagement? The response to yesterday's post has been surprising to me, so I'm sacrificing my 5 am reading time to pound out Part 2 right away. Before I head into tips, though, I just want to say that I was absolutely serious … Continue reading Dear Authors ~ Part 2