It's been a while since I've written up a post about what I've been doing as a librarian. And, since Summer Vacation has started for some of the schools in the U.S., I decided to compile this post containing some recommendations for Middle/Junior and High School students. This list is NOT based on "Required School… Continue reading Library Reads: Summer Reading Recommendations for Middle Grade & Teen Readers
Category: Literary Awards
Review of Season 3 of “His Dark Materials”
It's been some time since HBO aired the final season of His Dark Materials--based on Philip Pullman's novel, The Amber Spyglass (this season was aired on a later date on the BBC). This season had a lot of material to work with thanks to the size of the book. However, the right amount of book… Continue reading Review of Season 3 of “His Dark Materials”
Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023
March was a very productive month for me. As you will see, I managed to finish reading some books and start and/or pickup other books. What have I finished reading recently? This is a brilliant start to a new series by Shannon Chakraborty. Did the author drop a hint for how many books there will… Continue reading Reading Check-In: April 1, 2023
Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023
I apologize for yet another "list post," but I wanted to give an update on everything that happened since the beginning of February; and, I want to make sure I have more than 1 book review ready to post. What have I finished reading recently? I just finished reading this book, and I'm glad I… Continue reading Reading Check-In: March 4, 2023
SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
It's time foe the Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards for 2023! I was asked to be a judge again; and, this year will be the 3rd year I've participated in this speculative awards with other bookbloggers. I’m very excited about this year’s awards and nominees! This year, there are fewer categories (compared to the extra… Continue reading SCKA 2023: We’re Back!!!
Hello from Boskone!
Hello everyone! I apologize for another non-review post; but currently, I'm attending the Boskone 60 Convention in Boston! This is the first in-person Con I've been able to attend since before the pandemic. It's amazing when you recall how much fun these events are and why authors, writers, and fans attend them. So far, I… Continue reading Hello from Boskone!
Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023
This is the second full week I have been without my computer, which means I’m typing this week’s blog post through the mobile app. Yes, I’m able to use the app as easily as the website, but I know trying to write out or to copy-and-paste my review won’t be easy for me to do… Continue reading Reading Check-In: February 4, 2023
Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia
Note: I apologize in advance for the formatting and the layout of this post. My computer is getting repaired, so I’m writing this post on my smartphone (for the past week, I’ve been doing just about everything on my smartphone). So, instead of trying to type up an entire review here, here’s the first of… Continue reading Book Stack: Dark Fantasy Academia
Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022
And, we made it to the end of 2022! For me, it was a very busy year! Now, I'm a full-time librarian and I'm attempting to make time for even more books to read (for work and for fun). I'm still working on balancing a career and life while continuing to pursue my other goals,… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Selections for Best Speculative Fiction of 2022
Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022
The last few weeks have been very busy for me. Work and life has kept me occupied; and, while I haven't read as many books as I wanted, I've been able to read enough to write up some reviews and, hopefully, reach my reading goals by the end of this year. What have I finished… Continue reading Reading Check-In: December 3, 2022