At the Risk of Being Stoned to Death By Jane Austen Fans

I read Emma last weekend and it had been a good ten years since my last reading. I couldn’t believe how much it was like Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging. Yes, that one! The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. It is like practically the same book, except for the time period. Reasons: #1 They are both […]

Crossing Over

I just finished reading two books by cross over authors and it’s got me thinking — what makes a book or author appealing to both teens and adults? Besides that the authors are dusted by magic fairies every morning when they wake up (a possibility I haven’t thrown out yet). One of the books I […]

Friday Six May 30 (posted on Saturday, as things are Super Crazy here)

One week in Madison left!!!!!!!!! 1) Last day of work at Madison Public Library yesterday. I did three presentations about the summer library program for elementary school kids and seeing their reaction when we told them that everything we do is free was totally satisfying. That, I’ll miss. 2) I’m reading The Disreputable History of […]


Sweethearts by Sara Zarr was a CCBC Book Discussion book today and I was happily surprised to discover that I wasn’t the only one who loved this book. Usually books with adorable pink hearts on the cover (cookie hearts no less) don’t get such huge rave reviews by anyone but me, but this book was […]