Books are amazing and libraries are wonderful, but they aren't the extraordinary ones. Media specialists are the bees, flitting and humming, buzzing around and touching here and there, always helping people in the garden of words and letters know which ones taste best and just right for them. They make something ordinary feel like a … Continue reading Feed the monster.
I met Agnieszka a few years back thanks to NPR's book concierge and Uprooted is one of the first books I now recommend when asked for young adult or fantasy suggestions. Not only is the book interesting from the first chapter, the character development is fantastic and the plot is not predictable. I'm sure it … Continue reading Uprooted
Anne with an E
Yesterday, I shared about my beginnings as a voracious reader. Even now, some of those friends I referenced are still here for me, soothing me through worn pages or shining a light on my face through my e-reader. Of course, I've found new friends too, and characters I didn't relate to years ago have new … Continue reading Anne with an E
I love reading. The first book I ever read on my own was about a little dragon, and it was such a happy day. Once the letters became words and those words became sentences, I was nearly always with a book. I would balance precariously on windowsills in rainstorms, reading. I’m sure my mom held … Continue reading With Aplomb