Don’t Write It Down, by C.E. Wilson

I have not hidden my admiration for indie author C.E. Wilson. She’s creative and prolific, and I’ve read almost everything she’s written and published in the past two or so years. And if I’ve missed something, it’s because she’s had an impressive output in that time span. One of the advantages of self-publishing is that […]

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

There’s been buzz about this book and author since it first came out in 2015, and you may have seen previews for the recent film adaptation. Because of the high overall rating it has, I didn’t hesitate to pick it up when I saw it for 25% off at a local supermarket. I figured I’d […]

The Love Potion (Werewolf High Book Five), by Anita Oh

Author Anita Oh has been really good about getting the books in this series out quickly. As an author of my own trilogy (with the third part yet come), I am both impressed by her work ethic and jealous of her prolific nature. Though the gap between this fifth book in the series and its […]

My Top 10 Phineas and Ferb Songs

Like this time last year, I enlisted the help of my three daughters to compile this mid-summer Top 10 list. This is far and away the most difficult list I’ve ever had to compile for this blog, and that’s why I needed the girls’ help. And we also needed enough time to compile the list, […]

New Book Spotlight: Mirror Me, by Tara St. Pierre

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I’m always willing to support a fellow indie author, so today I’m spotlighting the book MIRROR ME, released today by previous spotlighted author Tara St. Pierre! Look at that gorgeous cover, the cool description, and the chapter one excerpt below! Hannah McCauley doesn’t look at herself in the mirror anymore. After a rebellious past, she […]

I Am Princess X, by Cherie Priest

Sometimes, a book just finds you, almost as if someone left it there for you to lead you on a journey if you follow the clues. I’m convinced that happened to me with this book. Apparently, I added it to my Goodreads to-read list sometime in the past year or so—not sure when—and forgot about […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling

About a year ago, this eighth story in the Harry Potter series came out, set nineteen years after the events of the original series. With the recent celebration of the twenty-year anniversary of the first book’s release, that makes last year the nineteenth anniversary. Hmm…the number 19 appears twice in one sentence. Nothing’s a coincidence […]

The Thirteenth Doctor

If you’re a regular follower of this blog, you know I’m a big fan of Doctor Who. I proclaimed it my second favorite TV show in a previous Top 10 list, and I counted down my favorite companions on the show and my favorite incarnations of The Doctor himself. But now, should I say herself? Today, […]

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, by Michelle Hodkin

This book has such a fantastic hook. Narrator Mara Dyer wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how she got there. After sneaking into an abandoned asylum with her boyfriend and two friends, the building collapsed, and she’s the only one who not only survived but is physically unharmed. Why was she spared? […]

My Top 10 Harry Potter Characters

Can you believe that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone just turned TWENTY years old? That’s right! Its original publication date is June 26, 1997 in the United Kingdom. It wasn’t released in the United States—under the name Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because that sounded cooler and because we Americans think of philosophers […]