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2020 Printz Award

January 28, 2020

The 2020 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults has been announced! And the winner is…..


Dig by A.S. King!!! Now, I must admit, that even though I have always loved King’s books…I did not read this one this year! Be sure to click on the image to get your copy. I am certainly putting it on my TBR list immediatly. If you are wondering what the book is about:

“The Shoveler, the Freak, CanIHelpYou?, Loretta the Flea-Circus Ring Mistress, and First-Class Malcolm. These are the five teenagers lost in the Hemmings family’s maze of tangled secrets. Only a generation removed from being simple Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account, wealth they’ve declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grand children. “Because we want them to thrive,” Marla always says.

What does thriving look like? Like carrying a snow shovel everywhere. Like selling pot at the Arby’s drive-thru window. Like a first class ticket to Jamaica between cancer treatments. Like a flea-circus in a doublewide. Like the GPS coordinates to a mound of dirt in a New Jersey forest.

As the rot just beneath the surface of the Hemmings precious white suburban respectability begins to spread, the far flung grand children gradually find their ways back to each other, just in time to uncover the terrible cost of maintaining the family name.”

More Than Anger

January 19, 2020



This middle-grade novel-in-verse is a thoughtful look at a common issue: parents who are fighting.

It is no secret that Anna’s parents are going through a rough patch. When that rough patch turns positively volatile, Anna starts to wonder why her parents are staying together at all. Will their anger destroy everything Anna has ever known? Can Anna allow herself to fall in love when she sees how it can turn so easily to hate?

This book explores Anna’s attempt at balancing her chaotic life and home and her life at school with her friends. I’m sure  many tweens and teens can relate to her feelings on the matter – and it was a nice read as well.

Half Baked Harvest

January 7, 2020



Tieghan Gerard’s newest cookbook Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods might be one of my new favorites! I always appreciate recipes that don’t have a ton of obscure ingredients…or just a ton of ingredients in general! If you like simple food and healthier alternatives then check this out!


P.S. the Caesar Broccoli with Eggy Fried Toast on page 159…it is a winner!

Book Love

January 4, 2020


Are you a bookworm? Do you feel like others simply do not understand your book-obsessed ways? Book Love by Debbie Tung is a cute graphic novel that you will fully relate to! Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal read to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.

For all of us who never succeed in buying only ONE book…

For all those lovely books that are currently resting on a TBR shelf, trying to lure us. On a daily basis…

For all the times we have embarrassed ourselves, torturing our necks, trying to take a peek of the book someone’s reading while commuting…


2019 Goodreads Challenge!

December 22, 2019

Does anyone else participate in the Goodreads reading challenge every year? You guys do use Goodreads to keep track of what you read….right? Anyway, every year I set a reading goal and I just (and just in time…YIKES) completed my goal of reading 75 books this year!

Some fun stats:

I read 21,146 pages!

The shortest book I read was 23 pages (Charlotte and Charles by Ann Tompert)

The most popular book that I read was Where The Crawdads Sing

Did you complete the challenge? What were your stats?

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