If you're a writer with publishing ambitions, I'm sure you've heard agents calling for 'stories with lots of heart'. I've heard this term tossed around but what does it really mean to give a novel heart? I came across one of the best explanations in Donald Maas' The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the... Continue Reading →
I'm not big on resolutions but figured the blog was the best place for me to document my plans for 2018. In June I'll do a mid-year recap to see where I am or if I'm publicly embarrasing myself on the Internet. Then at year end I'll come back and proudly declare that I smashed... Continue Reading →
Pax by Sara Pennypacker Description (from Goodreads) Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is... Continue Reading →
The Great Hibernation by Tara Dairman Description (from Goodreads) The most important tradition in tiny St. Polonius-on-the-Fjord is the annual Tasting of the Sacred Bear Liver. Each citizen over twelve must eat one bite of liver to prevent the recurrence of the Great Hibernation, when the town founder's fell asleep for months. This year is... Continue Reading →
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg Description (from Amazon) A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world,... Continue Reading →
The Truth About Twinkie Pie by Kat Yeh Description (from Goodreads) Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi. Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the North Shore of Long Island. Mix... Continue Reading →
The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen Well this would have to be The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. One of my fave fairy tales. I think I just might still have the book somewhere at my parent's house.
Hi there, I decided to join in the fun and participate in #MGBookMas. Hope you'll follow along for the next 12 days. Here goes. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris Title: The Magic Misfits Author: Neil Patrick Harris Pages: 224 Description (from Goodreads): When street magician Carter runs away, he never expects to find friends... Continue Reading →