Monthly Archives: March 2012

Bloggiesta, bloggiesta, bloggiesta!

Bloggiesta is back and it’s being hosted by Suey over at It’s All About Books and Danielle at There’s a Book.  In case you don’t know, the event is pretty much an annual blogathon. Bloggers dust off their to-do lists … Continue reading

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Review: Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral 272 Pages Published in February 2012 by Razorhill books, an imprint of Penguin Group Source: Library Gloria “Glory” Fleming is a world-famous pianist, who sells out concert halls all over the world. She’s also … Continue reading

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Spring Reading Thing 2012

March 20, 2012 – June 20, 2012 Hosted at Callapidder Days If you didn’t know that today was the first day of spring, you wouldn’t be able to tell by looking out my window. It’s nice and cold outside, perfect … Continue reading

Posted in children's books, classics, fiction, Middle Grade, nonfiction, Read-along, reading, reading challenges, Spring Reading Challenge, tbr, Young Readers | 28 Comments

Indie Lit Awards

This morning the winners of the Indie Lit Awards were announced. This year, I was on the poetry panel along with Serena, Lu, Anna, and Jeanne. Congratulations to all the winners. Biography/Memoir Winner: Little Princes by Conor Grennan Runner-Up: Battle Hymn of the Tiger … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon

Good morning! It’s dark and rainy in Southern California. It’s been this way since yesterday and I won’t complain. I love wet winter days.  Our winter has looked more like summer but with the first day of spring around the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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It’s Monday! What are you reading?

It’s Monday. What are you reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. Last week I read: Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka Speaking of Art: Colorful Quotes by Famous Painters by Bob Raczka Today and … Continue reading

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TSS: Paris, My Sweet by Amy Thomas

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (And Dark Chocolate) Amy Thomas 304 pages Published in 2012 by Sourcebooks Source: Publisher Can one question change your life? I’m willing to bet a twenty-five-piece box of Jean-Paul Hevin … Continue reading

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Sunday Salon: Gratitude and a Question about ARCs

 Morning! Today is supposed to be 80 degrees. I’m a fall/winter person so I’m not exactly enthusiastic about the weather. Oh well. I plan on spending most of the day indoors, doing homework and reading. I finished one book yesterday, … Continue reading

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Freedom Friday

Good morning! It’s a cold windy day here in Southern California. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and my mood couldn’t get any better unless I won the lottery! After struggling for weeks with my math class, I … Continue reading

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You may not know this but my word for 2012 is Wanderlust. I’m not a person who often travels but this year, I want to get out and explore the world around me. So you can imagine my excitement when … Continue reading

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