Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Dear Authors: When a book character is eating in a book, just let her eat. Eating is fuel and it’s healthy and it’s normal. Don’t subject readers to YOUR internal dialogue reflecting disordered eating that you have been brainwashed by diet culture into thinking is normal. Let your characters order food in a restaurant without … Continue reading Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Diversify YOUR Reading, Not Just Your Kids’

The windchill where I live in Wisconsin is -55F right now, and I'm on my 3rd day of being housebound with 3 kids and 2 dogs - what better time to FINALLY write this post that has been percolating for weeks?? I have long been on a mission to diversify the shelves in my school … Continue reading Diversify YOUR Reading, Not Just Your Kids’

My First STARRED Review in School Library Journal

This is a big deal to me as a reviewer! And now my review for AMERICAN PANDA by Gloria Chao is finally online, so you can all read it, even if you aren't an SLJ subscriber! Here's how the process works, if you are curious: I get an email saying I've been assigned a review … Continue reading My First STARRED Review in School Library Journal

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

Disclosure Guidelines for Book Reviewers

UPDATED on May 16, 2018 with this email from one of my publishers: Hi bookstagrammer, I have some updates about our current disclosure rules. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here in the US has been getting more and more aggressive in recent months with cracking down on social media influencers and the brands that partner … Continue reading Disclosure Guidelines for Book Reviewers