Have you heard of reading maps before? If not, they are basically lists of recommendations all based around one central book. I decided to create a reading map for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. I pulled out five 'themes' from the book and created a list of suggestions for each one. The five themes … Continue reading Reading Map: Ready Player One
Everyone knows about haunted houses. They're places where ghosts dwell, where floorboards creak, and soft laughter emanates through the walls when nobody is home. This is not a list of books with haunted houses. I have recently discovered that I love this book trope of houses that defy physics and logic. This trope isn't really … Continue reading Book List: Physics-Defying Houses
Not me - never been, never will at this point! But I will be participating in this year's Camp Nanowrimo! Actually, the reason I'm making this post is to encourage myself to actually participate and stick with it for the entire month. What is Camp Nanowrimo? Camp Nanowrimo is a virtual writing retreat brought to … Continue reading Guess Who’s Going to Summer Camp?
Synopsis Alice Alexis Queensmeadow 12 rates three things most important: Mother, who wouldn’t miss her; magic and color, which seem to elude her; and Father, who always loved her. Father disappeared from Ferenwood with only a ruler, almost three years ago. But she will have to travel through the mythical, dangerous land of Furthermore, where down can be up, paper is alive, and left … Continue reading REVIEW: Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Instagram Photo Credit: @frayedbooks (link to blog here) Synopsis All Stevie Bell wanted was to find the key to the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And while she solved that murder, the crimes of the past are still waiting in the dark. Just as Stevie feels she’s on the cusp of … Continue reading The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson
Instagram Photo Credit: @thriftybibliophile Synopsis Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place" he said, "where learning is a game." … Continue reading Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Instagram Photo Credit: @ebooklivv Synopsis Who are the Nowhere Girls? They’re everygirl. But they start with just three: Grace Salter is the new girl in town, whose family was run out of their former community after her southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed