Thursday, September 16, 2010

Published Reviews

Thought I'd cheat a little and share a couple of book reviews of mine that were recently published in School Library Journal. They're published on Amazon. Click on a book image to go to the Amazon page, and scroll down for the review!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sweet Husband

So, Saturday Mike made me a delicious breakfast of waffles with apple cinnamon topping -- from scratch (see photographic evidence)! And he even did the dishes. And today he brought me flowers, because I have to go back to work tomorrow.

Oh, yeah, I have to go back to work. I don't know how I will be able to leave my sweet boy, even though he'll be with his daddy. I'm going to be working Wednesday afternoons/evenings, Thursdays, and Friday mornings or afternoons, depending on the week, plus every third weekend. It only averages 20 or so hours a week, but that's a long time away from Evan, in my estimation. Sigh.
Let's hope Daddy can manage the cloth diapers!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Wait is Finally Over

I'm talking about Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay, of course. The conclusion to The Hunger Games, it's the third and final book in an amazing young adult series that tackles the big questions in love, war, and politics, while the plot gallops along at a breakneck speed, and it came out last Tuesday. If you haven't read them, what are you waiting for? All three are available now at a library or bookstore near you!

Collins is one heck of a writer, and for younger kids, there's her Gregory the Overlander series. Gregory is just a normal kid who accidentally follows his baby sister through a vent in the laundry room of his apartment building and ends up in an underground world populated by violet-eyed people and giant rats, bats, and cockroaches. A mysterious prophecy and plenty of action make these compulsively readable as well.