Happy birthday to the Queen of Mystery! Today marks the 130th birthday anniversary of the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie. My love for Christie’s talent to web a good mystery is a recent discovery and the only I regret I have is that I didn’t discover her sooner! Her ability to create a good mystery and have you hooked from beginning to end is a feat that not every author can achieve.
Are you looking for a Christie novel but you don’t know which one to start with? Christie wrote 74 novels, 16 plays and 28 short story collections, so it may be hard to figure out which book to start. Here are some great book recs that will have you love Christie as mush as I do:Continue reading “Christie at 130: Great Agatha Christie Reads to Start With”
The new school year has started and although 2020-2021 will be unlike any school year we ever encountered, that does not mean we are not facing the similar learning issues. And a recurring one is getting children and teens to read.
Over the years, children and teens are reading less and less. Most blame television and/or the increase amount of technology use to cause children and teen to read less, however, there might be other factors in play. Some students may feel that the text that reading is too complicated for them and the book size may be intimidating to them. There are some books out there that are useful in helping younger readers find the right book for them and discover the true joys of reading, without any pressure:Continue reading “Back to School: Books for Reluctant Readers”
A life sized cake of the actor, Colin Firth, has been created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the BBC’s miniseries, Pride and Prejudice. The six foot tall cake of Mr. Darcy was unveiled at the National Trust property, Lyme Park, in Cheshire, the house used as the character’s famous home in the miniseries, Pemberley.Continue reading “Life Sized Colin Firth Cake To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice”
Are you looking for your next great read? Why not try out the books from across the pond? Despite from what governments say, books are essential and are needed now, more than ever. So if you are need of a variety and want to read diverse stories, then I suggest you try out some British titles!Continue reading “Books You Should Get Out Of the UK: September Edition”
I had the great opportunity to ask the author, Lucy Cuthew, a couple of questions about her work and her YA debut novel, Blood Moon, a great novel in verse about periods, sex and online shaming.
This was one of the most innovative and compelling YA novels I have read in a long time and I cannot stop raving about this book. When you read this interview and my book review, I hope you will pick up a copy and find this novel just as amazing as I did:Continue reading “Featured Author Interview: Lucy Cuthew”
Wow..is it September already? New month, new books! If you are looking for reads to escape the back to school (or return to work) blues, here are some new releases that will entice your imagination. From thrilling conspiracy theories to magical schools, this month’s reads will make September fly right by (and hopefully into 2021):Continue reading “Books to Read This Month: September Edition”
Welcome to What I’ve Been Reading Lately, a feature where I’ll be giving short reviews of what I’m currently reading:Continue reading “What I’ve Been Reading Lately: August 28”