A Dream of Fields: Opening Day at Fenway Park

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If you’ve read all sorts of the stuff here on the Stuff, then you know I’m a baseball fan. Specifically, I’m a Boston Red Sox fan. The identity of a Red Sox fan changed in 2004 when they won the World Series after an 86-year drought. We were no longer “there’s always next year” fans, […]

Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

It’s National Novel Writing Month Again! The original NaNoWriMo occurs in November, but since it grew in popularity, the organizers of the event run it again in April and July, and they adopt a summer camp theme for it. Click HERE to check it out. The premise is simple. There are many people out there who dream […]

My Rebellion Checklist, by Susan Soares

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In her first two books, Susan Soares tells a comedic and supernatural romance (My Zombie Ex-Boyfriends), and a sweet tearjerker about coping with grief and loss (Heart on a String). In her third book, My Rebellion Checklist, she rebels against the plots of her previous stories in the best way possible and delivers her best book […]

Author Spotlight: Susan Soares

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Though not this blog’s first author spotlight, I’m really excited to spotlight an author on the day after her latest book was released. For that reason, and with her approval, I’m substituting an interview with an excerpt from the first chapter of her new book! I’ll be posting a review of her book next week, but first, let’s […]

Author Spotlight: Katie O’Sullivan

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This week, let’s welcome fellow YA mermaid author Katie O’Sullivan: Hello Katie! Tell us all sorts of stuff about yourself! – – – Hi, Pete! Thanks for inviting me to chat about my books.   What is your book about? Like you, I write mermaid stories for young adult readers. I have two books published […]

Son of a Mermaid, by Katie O’Sullivan

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As an author of a Young Adult mermaid story, I decided that I wanted to see what else was out there in the genre. The first book I chose to read was Son of a Mermaid by Katie O’Sullivan because, like my book, it was set on the coast and surrounding waters of New England. […]

Author Spotlight: Kimberly Afe

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Here at ALL SORTS OF STUFF, I’m overjoyed to hold my first author interview! Kimberly Afe is the mother of two awesome kids, wife of the nicest man in the world, and her dog’s best friend. She works by day and writes middle grade and young adult science fiction and fantasy novels in her spare […]

The Headhunters Race, by Kimberly Afe

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A teen in a place she doesn’t want to be, kept there against her will. A society existing after some devastating event, but governed by a corrupt leader. A deadly contest, where the teen’s life hangs in the balance numerous times. All the while, she wants to take down the leader. That generalized plot synopsis […]

Heart on a String, by Susan Soares

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! In celebration of the holiday, I’m reviewing the contemporary teen romance Heart on a String by Susan Soares. In the opening chapter, Marissa is running. Though she’s no longer part of her school track team, she still spends time running. Perhaps for good exercise or because she simply enjoys it, she’s […]

Cabin Fever

It’s been a long week. When I left work last Monday (1/26/15), the notice that school was cancelled for the next day had already been announced over the loudspeaker. This was expected. There was anywhere between twenty and thirty inches of snow about to be dropped on the area. Naturally, my students were ecstatic. Snow […]