It's Banned Book Week so I'm reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: a story of laughter, tears, awkwardness, and young love, and loss.
It's Banned Books Week - my favorite! I love reading and experiencing stories from lives and places to teach and help me understand different.
The poor girl from an abusive home switches with the princess struggling to understand her role in Katie Ward's The Pretender.
Who can Lena trust in 1980s Berlin, when she's a cleaner for the Stasi and her uncle is missing? The House of a Thousand Eyes is a new novel by Michelle Barker.
We hit the Whatcom County Farm Tour and went to visit the farms with flowers, and pigs, and cute baby cows.
What's it like as a white Australian-American female living in Trump's America? Here's what it is for me.
William Tyce shares his knowledge of life in a glossary style guide. Except he's a a boy without parents, who grows up near a river in the rural Midwest, inadvertently shares his life story.
Anne Bogel's I'd Rather Be Reading is a gift book of essays from her, a devoted reader, to other devoted readers everywhere.
Susan Shapiro shares of knowledge of writing personal essays and being paid and published with her new book The Byline Bible.
I learned new things about Persian culture, Iran, and Star Trek reading Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram.
Where I'm asked lots of questions, including what I'm watching on Netflix, my thoughts on sports, and if I were a Hogwarts professor.
An unseen city, a war orphan librarian, and a blue girl in the sky and his dreams. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is my new favorite YA novel.
A roadtrip to Seabrook Washington resulted in discovering so many delightful things from Gnome Houses to the beach.
I suspect I would have liked the Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi if it wasn't so hyped. It's a good fantasy YA novel.
How do you define cultural approriation? It's a lot harder than the arguments on social media make it look.
I love hearing local family lore. Being in Blaine, on the US/Canada border, I learned of smuggling alcohol into the United States.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets still leaves things unanswered. Not things like: Snape good or evil, but like can Harry be more stupid?
Grief, love, and life on a Canadian Indian Reserve in Fire Song by Adam Garnet Jones.
Beck's mom wants him to be a world-famous pianist, at any cost. A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews is a heart-breaking but inspiring story of family, friendship, ambitions, and mental illness.
What are 50 things about Bianca? Yes, a whole 50. Of course it's a random collection of facts. It's about me.