Fangs

September has been a great month for new book releases, and I have to confess that I may have gone a little overboard on my pre-orders. While some of the books I've ordered have not yet been released, one of the books I was most excited for has already arrived. That book is Sarah Andersen's…

National Live Creative Day

When you think of the word "creativity," what types of activities do you picture? Many of us tend to think of creativity in relation to things such as art, music, writing, drama, or dance. But these are only some of the areas in which we can express ourselves creatively. Whether it is in the form…

Pure Invention

Have you ever watched anime or taken the time to read a volume of manga? Do you play Nintendo or sing karaoke? Did you ever beg your parents to buy you a Hello Kitty backpack, or have a meltdown during class because your teacher confiscated your Tamagotchi? If you answered "yes" to any of these…

International Literacy Day

As a reader and former English/Language Arts teacher, literacy is an area of tremendous concern for me. International Literacy Day is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of illiteracy, a global problem which has been made more difficult to tackle due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization…

Redshirts

It's been several weeks since my participation in the Dewey's 24 Hour Reverse Readathon, and I have one final book from that challenge to share with you. If you've missed any of my Reverse Readathon posts, and you'd like to get caught up, you can find them in the Readathon section of this website. While…