Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon

With this pandemic lockdown in full swing, most if not all of the public libraries in my area are closed. In their absence, I've started enjoying the offerings of several Little Free Libraries that popped up around my neighborhood in the last few years: cute, birdhouse-like boxes, often decorated with hand-painted designs and inviting colors, … Continue reading Riding the Bus with My Sister by Rachel Simon

How can I be clearer?

The book reviews that make it to this blog post are the ones I enjoyed enough to share, and books that, for the most part, I think I'd share with the blog's primary intended audience - young readers. My Contact Me page has everything I'd like prospective inquirers to know before asking me to consider … Continue reading How can I be clearer?

Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry [MINIMAL SPOILERS]

Gathering Blue is one of four sci-fi / utopian stories by Lois Lowry, known informally as The Giver Quartet.  The Giver, I'd say, is the most well-known of these books, and for me, it was a mixture of disturbing, fascinating, and thought-provoking content.  The way it handled human emotions, even the beginnings of puberty, was … Continue reading Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry [MINIMAL SPOILERS]

FINALLY DONE: Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part Four

I spent a good portion of Saturday finishing up the book, and I'm glad I did.  It seemed like there was more to read because the book is appended with many endnotes and scholarly articles (which were quite interesting). In brief, Jane's blissful wedding plans are shattered when an attorney representing Rochester's friend, Mr. Mason … Continue reading FINALLY DONE: Allison Reads Bronte – Jane Eyre, Part Four