Just a little update.

 

I’m still in Aruba.  I will be coming home late tonight/tomorrow morning.

 

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted any reviews lately.  Or maybe not, but that’s ok.  The last two books I read were for book blog tours.  So my reviews are written, but I can’t post them here yet.

 

I should be getting some reading done on the beach, so I hope to have some reviews to share with you all when I get back.   Continue reading “Just a little update.”

Down the TBR #5

 

Down The TBR Hole is a meme that revolves around cleansing your TBR of all those books you’re never going to read and sort through it all to know what’s actually on there.

Most of you probably know this feeling, your Goodreads TBR pile keeps growing and growing and it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. You keep adding, but you add more than you actually read. And then when youre scrolling through your list, you realize that you have no idea what half the books are about and why you added them. Well thats going to change!

It works like this:

  • Go to your goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 (or even more!) if youre feeling adventurous) books. Of course, if you do this weekly, you start where you left off the last time.
  • Read the synopses of the books
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

 

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YA Lit Conference (part two)

Thanks for coming back for part two.   If you missed it, I posted the first half of the day on the blog yesterday.

 

11:25 was the second break out session.  For this one, we chose Navigating Today’s Issues Through Literature.  This panel was Kayla Ancrum, Peter Bognanni, Amy Reed, Adam Silvera, and Kim Turrisi.

 

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YA Lit Conference (part one)

 

I was lucky enough to get to attend the 14th annual Young Adult Literature Conference in Lisle, IL.  This was hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop.  Saturday November 4th, was the day for teachers, librarians, and adult fans of YA.  My husband and I attended that day as fans.

 

The day started at 7:15am with a continental breakfast along with the bookstore opening.

 

At 8am, they did a welcome, introductions, and announcements.

 

8:20 was the first key note speaker.  This one was Nicola Yoon.

 

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