Thursday, October 3, 2013

I LOVE this time of year!

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  The spicy smell of the leaves, the crisp nights just asking for a soft blanket and a good book!  Apple cider, pumpkin spice lattes!  All my favorites!  And one new favorite of fall is the National Book Festival.  This was the second year I attended and it was amazing!  I got to see several of my favorite authors... Jon Klassen, Richard Peck, Jon Scieszka, Oliver Jeffers, Grace Lin, Jennifer and Matthew Holm, Matthew Kirby!  It was amazing.  My daughter and I also toured through a bit of the Smithsonian while we were in DC.  Fun times!

While I sat in line waiting to meet all of these amazing authors I was reading.  This year I read Counting by 7's by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
It was hard to stay focused on keeping up with the line to see each author I was so in to the story.  Right away I became attached to Willow Chance.  It was hard to see her pain in the pages of the book.  But I have always loved a story where the main character becomes something better because of something they have gone through.  The people who became champions of Willow Chance also became better people from knowing her.  The book might have been a bit predictable, but that didn't stop me from totally enjoying this book!  I laughed, I cried, I had a good time.  If you love a good realistic fiction read... pick up Counting by 7s!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Another Amazing Title!

I am a huge fan of Wendy Mass and this time she has taken space, matter and the creation of the universe, totally deep subjects and molded a warm, sincere, fantastic tale of friendship and pie.  I loved Joss and Annika and the friendship they develop. 

The Realms sound like an awesome place to visit.  I hope that we have someone like Kal's parents watching out for Earth.  And even though the story seems hard to fathom, it becomes real with the friendship that develops between Joss and Annika.  If you like science fiction, adventure, and stories of true friendship this is the book for you!  Thanks for the e-galley!  Look forward to Pi in the Sky in a book store near you this summer!

Getting Back to Reading

It's been a crazy school year and I haven't read or blogged nearly as much as I would like.  I did read one amazing book last month!

The problem with series books is that when they hook you in, you have MONTHS or a YEAR to impatiently wait for the next book.  This is one of those series.  I LOVED the False Prince!  Then, I read The Runaway King on netgalley before it was published, and LOVED it!  Now I will spend months waiting to see what will happen in this amazing series!  If you love adventure, characters who think on their feet, friendship with a hint of romance this is the series for you!  Pick it up and READ!