My Top 15 of 2012

It's almost the end of 2012 and once again the end of the world came and went. Sorry Mayans! Goodreads tells me that over the year, I have read 72 books. At least, that's as many as I can remember reading. It will be 73 if I finish Tipping the Velvet today which I hope … Continue reading My Top 15 of 2012

Book reviews and worming my way into summer reading list revisions

OK, so I'm been seriously slacking. No posts in almost three weeks?! Sorry, guys. Sadly, I don't have a good excuse either. The start of football season (which now includes an ignominious Pats loss to the Cardinals by a missed field goal)? The fact that on Sundays I now have to do 7+ mile runs? … Continue reading Book reviews and worming my way into summer reading list revisions

YAs in the news, or Joel Stein is a meanie

Young adult literature - and young adult books, which is what I call the Gossip Girl novels - have been in the news a lot lately. There's the Hunger Games, Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey (I'll explain how this bondage/erotica trilogy is related to YA lit in a minute), and more movie adaptations are being … Continue reading YAs in the news, or Joel Stein is a meanie