It’s been a while since I wrote about the children’s and YA literature that captures my fancy, but recently I was asked a question that inspired me. Our own Mini Belle told me she was on a quest to find books with strong female protagonists that weren’t ultimately love stories. Read More The Return of Kids’ Books I Like!
If you have been in a book store lately, you have probably seen Pride and Prejudice and Zombies or one of its sequels. I have not read any of these books because I suck and I don’t wanna. However, if you think you might enjoy a Regency novel with a twist, may I recommend Sorcery and Cecelia by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer? Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Kickin’ It Old School
Good evening, ladies. The time has come to bring our staggering 95+ Badass Literary Heroines down to 64, and today we’re starting with the Youngs in the SciFi/Fantasy category. We have to bring this list of 37 names down to 16 by the end of the comment thread. It’s going to require some tough choices, my bookish friends, but remember – only one can win. Read More Middlemarch Madness: Narrowing the Youngs in the Fantasy/SciFi Category
Wondering what to get for your ten-year-old niece (or nephew)? Never fear, I’m here to help. These are three of my favorite book series in box-set form. All of them are designated ‘9-12’ age range and they are fun and engaging. Read More Kids’ Books I Like: Box Set Edition