recommended reads

  • Recommended Read – Will & Whit

    Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge I fell in love with Laura Lee Gulledge’s first graphic novel Page by Paige. The book spoke to me on so many different levels. As such, I eagerly awaited more material from her. The title and cover art  might lead you to believe that this is a romantic tale […]

  • Once Upon a Time VS Fables

    I just finished watching Season One of Once Upon a Time. I really had no interest in watching the show, and it’s not because I’m not interested in fairy tales. In fact, just the opposite. I love the idea of exploring these characters within a modern world and I love the themes within the stories. The […]

  • Little Women and Me – My New Favourite Book

    I was at the library and this book called to me. It was sitting on the top of a bookcase, proudly on display. It seemed to be saying, “Hey, Chase! This is just the book you want to read.” Who am I to argue with a book? I really loved the story of Little Women […]

  • Look Again (Great Reads)

    Look Again by Lisa Scottoline The premise of this novel was so scary that I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read it. It starts when a single mother receives a missing child flyer in the mail. The picture on the flyer looks exactly like her adopted son, Will. The reporter in her needs to […]

  • Last Reads of the Year

    The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom I love the concept of this novel. It’s about the man who first started to count and measure time. It started out innocently enough, but this one man’s preoccupation changed the entire world. As such, he became Father Time and it didn’t seem to be a blessing at all. […]

  • Speechless (Let’s Take Action to Make Things Better)

    Sometimes we don’t stop to think about how much power our words have. It’s easy to blurt something out that you really have no right to share, something that can hurt someone else, something that is probably better left unsaid. Speechless is a novel by Hannah Harrington that explores this issue. The main character, Chelsea, […]

  • The Write Start: Nurture Writing at Every Stage

    I don’t often take my own advice of taking the summer off from teaching. I usually find something to read at the very least. I think it’s important to develop professionally and books are a great way to do so. I found this book over the summer at the library. I wasn’t looking for a […]

  • Ender in Exile (Recommended Read)

    Ender’s Game is a science fiction classic and its sequel, which takes place some 3000 years later, is equally amazing. The original books came out in the mid 1980s and sparked an entire series of novels. So far, there have been eight in total. I found this hardcover of Ender in Exile in the discount […]

  • Scrabble Tiles, Word Games, and YA combine in "Mutiple Choice"

    Multiple Choice is a novel by Janet Tashjian that I knew I just had to read. I found it in the school library and was immediately drawn to it. It was one of those books that I just wanted to dive into and forget about everything else. Of course, I couldn’t do that. I was […]

  • Graphic Novels of 2012 (Part 3)

    I am blogging everything I read over the course of this year. It’s a pretty impressive list and it is continuing to grow. Here are the latest graphic novels that I have read this year. Marvel 1985 by Mark Millar and Tommy Lee Edwards This graphic novel was originally published as a six-issue series in […]