#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Weekly Update-April 25

A whole month! Wow, this challenge went by too fast. I’m currently reading The Daughter by Jane Shemlit. But I highly doubt that I will finish before May 1. This week’s topic: Share how often you visit your library.” With 87 library branches across three boroughs in New York, I have numerous chances to visit a library.Continue reading “#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge Weekly Update-April 25”

No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

Hardcover, 368 pages Published April 7th 2015 Publisher: Pantheon Genre: Fiction, Romance From Goodreads: The summer after she graduates from university, Emma Woodhouse returns home to the village of Highbury, where she will live with her health-conscious father until she is ready to launch her interior-design business and strike out on her own. In theContinue reading “No, Pops: Book Review of Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith”

#ReadingMyLibrary Scavenger Hunt and Week 3 Update

Hello fellow readers! With April almost coming to a close (April went by so fast, don’t you think?), this #ReadingMyLibrary is almost coming to a close. I’m a little saddened, this challenge has been a lot of fun! But reading from our libraries doesn’t have to stop ;). Here is my findings from the #ReadingMyLibraryContinue reading “#ReadingMyLibrary Scavenger Hunt and Week 3 Update”

ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014

Yesterday, the ALA’s Office of Intellectual Freedom released the top 10 frequently challenged books of 2014. The ALA does this every year to inform the public about censorship attempts that affect libraries and schools: 1. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Reasons: anti-family, cultural insensitivity, drugs/alcohol/smoking, gambling, offensive language, sexContinue reading “ALA’s Top 10 Frequently Challenged Books of 2014”

National Library Week April 12-18 2015

I forgot to mention this yesterday. I got sidetracked. Yesterday was the start of National Library Week! This year’s theme is: “Unlimited possibilities @ your library®.” The time of the year that we celebrate all the contributions that are libraries have given us and to also promote library use and support. Actually this should alwaysContinue reading “National Library Week April 12-18 2015”

#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge-Week 2 April 11

Books you would like to suggest to your library“ I don’t think there are particular books I would like my library to order. I just think they should acquire more books from independent publishers. I like to read a different variety of books and I think that also pertains to who publishes the books. MaybeContinue reading “#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge-Week 2 April 11”

Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Hardcover, 336 pages Published January 13th 2015 by Riverhead Books Rachel is really down on her luck. She is a severe alcoholic, which led to her losing her job, losing her husband to another woman, and has a small room in another person’s flat. The only solace she finds is the same commuter train sheContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins”

#ReadingMyLibrary Update: My Library Haul of the Day

Hello fellow readers! Shown here is my library haul for the day! This is only the second week of the #ReadingMyLibrary challenge and I only have one book in so I really have to step up. This is what I have so far: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight (You can find my review of it here.Continue reading “#ReadingMyLibrary Update: My Library Haul of the Day”

LibraryReads List April 2015

If you are looking for your next read, here is a list of LibraryReads top ten books published this month that are loved by librarians: At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen From Goodreads: After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve of 1942, MaddieContinue reading “LibraryReads List April 2015”

Book review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight

Kate Baron, litigation lawyer and single mother, is shocked when her daughter’s prestigious school calls her with stunning news: her highly academic 15-year-old daughter, Amelia, was caught cheating. Kate has a difficult time believing that her daughter would be capable of doing such a thing. But before she arrives at the school and find outContinue reading “Book review: Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight”