Banned Books Week: September 26 – October 3, 2009

| Sep 29 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Banned Books Week, 2009! Celebrating the Freedom to Read! For those that aren’t familiar with BBW, here are the basics. From the American Library Association: What is Banned Books Week? Banned Books Week is the only national celebration of the freedom to read. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, […]


What to Read Next – Harry Potter Edition

| Jul 21 | 5 Comments

The film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hit theaters last week and it made me nostalgic for the days of reading the books for the first time. If you are like me and want to read another great series, here is a list of books that might help fill the void left by Harry Potter. Both children and adults can enjoy most of these […]


THE GOLDEN COMPASS (His Dark Materials, Book 1) by Philip Pullman [Review]

| Jun 26 | 0 Comments

The Golden Compass is the first book in an outstanding trilogy by Philip Pullman. For those of you that saw the movie don’t be fooled into thinking this is a children’s book. The books are actually much darker than the movie. The story takes place in a world much like our own but with just a few differences. For starters, each person’s soul is a […]