2020 Reads

A Great Series for Young Readers (and Runners)

November 26, 2020

I just finished reading all four books of Jason Reynolds’ track series. The first revolves around a character who has nicknamed himself Ghost. He’s been running his entire life, but mostly away from things. One day, he runs towards a [Keep Reading]

How to Talk to Kids

October 27, 2020

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish This book is a classic and I knew I had to reread it because I was sure there were bits of wisdom in it that I had forgotten or just needed to [Keep Reading]

There’s Power in Daily Practice

October 21, 2020

The Power of Daily Practice by Eric Maisel I love taking notes when I read. If I own the book, I underline key passages and make notes in the margins. If I am borrowing the book from the library, I take notes on a single sheet of paper that I also [Keep Reading]

Is the Librarian the Borrower or the Borrowed?

October 19, 2020

The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai Lucy Hull is a children’s librarian in a small town who finds herself in an impossible situation when one of her favourite patrons runs away from home. Ian Drake in only ten years old but he is wise beyond his [Keep Reading]

Getting to the Heart of it (The Poetry of Rap)

October 8, 2020

In the Heart of the Beat: The Poetry of Rap by Alexs D. Pate I used to think that rap music was just poetry set to music. I’m not sure I feel that way anymore. Rap music can be more powerful than poetry. There is something created in the [Keep Reading]

Green Lantern Binge #2

September 23, 2020

Earlier this year, I dived into the fourth volume of Green Lantern comics and binge-read six years worth of books in just a few weeks. That series ended with a cliffhanger that made me want to jump right into the fifth volume, but I thought [Keep Reading]

Wait for . . . Another Book

September 17, 2020

Wait for Me by Samantha Chase I make sure to have a book nearby at all times. The public library makes that easy with their Libby app. I always have an ebook downloaded and available on my phone. This way, when I find myself with a few moments of [Keep Reading]

The Answer is . . . Alex Trebek

September 9, 2020

Who is one of the most beloved television hosts of all-time? The Answer Is . . . Reflections on My Life by Alex Trebek Alex Trebek is the long-time host of one of the best television shows ever. Jeopardy has become a cultural phenomenon over the [Keep Reading]
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