Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Finished it in a day. I was at the tipping point and this pushed me over the edge. Made some massive changes. Immediately. I love how the book doesn't focus on a prescriptive plan, but instead gives guidance and trusts that if the reader is invested, she will do what is best for herself and … Continue reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

(CONTEXT: I asked on Instagram in my stories in a poll if I should read Fifty Shades of Grey since I never had - and things BLEW UP.) Rating: 3 STARS Wow. I honestly thought reading Pride and Prejudice this year would be my literary accomplishment, but nope. This was it. The one I tore … Continue reading Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

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!  Or, at least great for ME, since I carefully curate … Continue reading Adult Releases Jan 16 2018

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

Latest TBR No. 8

WHAT A WEEK!!! I read a bunch of just so-so titles last weekend, but then on Monday and Tuesday I had the absolute privilege of reading a very early manuscript of THIS JULY 2018 book. I totally loved it and can't wait for you all to get to read it next summer too! Then I … Continue reading Latest TBR No. 8

Most Memorable Books of 2017

You have absolutely NO idea how long I have agonized over this list. And how many times it has changed. And here's what I finally decided ~ it does not need to be a "BEST OF 2017" list, because what even is that? Who decides what's best? And in what way? I decided to name … Continue reading Most Memorable Books of 2017

This Week’s TBR Edition 5

Whew, I have read a LOT this past week! In addition to almost all of the books on last week's TBR, I read a fun Thanksgiving cozy mystery, a media favorite that I REALLY didn't like, a family drama that had been sitting on my shelf since I bought it in March, and a title … Continue reading This Week’s TBR Edition 5

Take to the Sky! Here We Are by Olive Jeffers

I am honored to be a part of the blog tour for this book today! I was provided with a complimentary copy of the book to review. Below my review, check out the books I pulled from my elementary library that would be perfect to read alongside HERE WE ARE for the SKY section of … Continue reading Take to the Sky! Here We Are by Olive Jeffers

Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

It's cold and flu season here in the midwest, but when there are this many cute picture books about the topic, it's *almost* bearable! As a teacher and mom, I am well aware of how much time our little ones spend at home sniffling and sneezing and slightly miserable during these months ~ why not have … Continue reading Picture Books to Cuddle Up With on a Sick Day

Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!

I am honored to be a part of the Penguin Young Readers blog tour for the Girls Who Code series today, and was provided complimentary copies of two of the below titles for review. All opinions are my own. As a school librarian in a district without a dedicated computer science program, I try hard … Continue reading Girls and Coding and Libraries OH MY!