Monthly Archives: October 2010

Waiting on Wednesday – We’ll Always Have Summer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event held by Breaking the Spine.  This event features books that we can’t wait to be released! This week, I am waiting on… We’ll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han! It is no secret … Continue reading

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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine And Devon said, It’s not about the dog!  It’s about people!  You shouldn’t hurt innocent people Scout.  That’s what it means. I guess the evil school shooters didn’t listen in English class because they did not … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Tough Issues | 11 Comments

What’s New @ Literature for Lunch?

What a busy, crazy week!  A few updates for you…. I accidentally read four novels this week!  I recently reviewed the first one, Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper.  It was a moving read with a spunky, dimensional main … Continue reading

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Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Everybody uses words to express themselves.  Except me.  And I bet most people don’t realize the real power of words.  But I do. Thoughts need words.  Words need a voice. I love the … Continue reading

Posted in Middle Grade Fiction, Realistic Fiction | 5 Comments

The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade

Dying should have been the worst moment of my life.  I mean, hello, getting run over by a school bus full of band geeks while wearing the regulation gym uniform of red polyester short shorts and a practically see-through white … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction | 4 Comments

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who entered my I LOVE JANE! Giveaway.  I loved reading all of your choices for your favorite literary couple.  The couples ranged from Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice to Gemma Doyle and Kartik … Continue reading

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Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event held by Jill @ Breaking the Spine.  Bloggers get to share what books they are anticipating! I know that this book has been talked about a lot but I can’t wait for… Anna … Continue reading

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Two Mini Reviews

I am a person who likes to finish books; I hate the uncomfortable, nagging feeling that abandoning a book brings.  I normally give a book 150 pages and by that time I am one of two things:  1.  Really into … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Middle Grade Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fiction | 6 Comments

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Right now I want a word that describes the feeling that you get – a cold, sick feeling deep down inside – when you know something is happening that will change you, and you don’t want it to, but you … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction, Young Adult Fiction | 8 Comments

Teacher Feature: Seasonal Writing Activities – Halloween Edition

As a language arts teacher, it is just as important to me to help children develop into proficient, passionate writers as it is to help them cultivate their love of reading.  Reading and writing go hand in hand.  I work … Continue reading

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