I thought I’d open up the week with some fun, so it’s time for another edition of SJ Reads! This time I wanted to touch back on what is probably one of my biggest comfort reading genre – graphic novels, though because I have a lot of friends with kids and I’m always curious about … More SJ Reads: YA Graphic Novel Edition
So one of my big author influences is Ray Bradbury. For me, his books are emotional, elegant, unique in plot, and true in characterizations. He’s also a master at literary horror, so I wanted to highlight a few of my favorites of his today. Granted, a lot of his work is short stories, so I’m … More SJ Reads: Bradbury is My Horror Hero #amreading
There are some upcoming opportunities for readers, reviewers, bloggers, et al! Want to read for free? Heck, want to read Olde School for free? Seventh Star Press is looking for honest reviews for their Read to Review program. Basically, fill out a form, choose a title, read it, post your honest review, then you get … More Calling all Readers and Reviewers!
Had to break this up into another post because I’ve come across so many awesome illustrated YA books lately, so let’s carry on, shall we? Peanut by Ayun Halliday and Paul Hoppe – Sadie moves and has to go to a new school, which means navigating social groups, watching her old friends move on, and … More Reading with SJ: YA Graphic Novels pt 2
Back again with some more titles I have thoughts on! This time, I’ll be looking at the YA illustrated/graphic novel/comic genre, which admittedly has a place in my heart. These are the books I love to check out a stack at a time and curl up with when I need some light reading or some … More Reading with SJ: YA comics & graphic novels
Time once again to see what I’ve had in my TBR stacks! Because I can plow through graphic novels at an alarming rate, we’ll take another look at that stack today. The Gigantic Beard that was Evil by Stephen Collins – I obviously picked this up because of the title because that is brilliant. Written about … More Reading with SJ: Graphic Novels part 3
Don’t be too shocked, but this time I’m actually going to talk about fiction I’ve read. I KNOW! Deep breaths, people! We’ll get through it together, I swear. Thankfully, I’ve got two really good titles to recommend today. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances by Neil Gaiman – I’ve been wanting to read this for … More Reading with SJ: Fiction (at last!)
Sean Taylor’s roundtable discussion this week is about the books we loved to read as children. If you’re like me, you’ve never quite let them go and revisit them from time to time…and maybe pick up some new loves, too. I mean sure, I’m a responsible, functioning adult, but I will admit that there is … More Reading with SJ: Kid Lit Edition
I’ve mentioned before that I have a voracious love of nonfic titles. One of my favorite things is to go through the new arrivals section of the library and see what I can find, which can lead to some fabulous and interesting discoveries. I do feel like with autobios and memoirs, it really is personal … More Reading with SJ: Nonfiction
I’ve started the unthinkable this week. I’m hardcore trying to organize my life. This may not seem like much, but those who know me know that this is the equivalent of me training for the olympics or attempting to fly to the moon with the power of my own arms. Of all the Virgo traits … More Don’t read Indie?