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November 2015

January Book Club

YA Wednesdays book club is taking a December hiatus, however we’ll be back in January at our favorite Tampa bookstore, Inkwood Books, with Becky Albertalli’s wonderful premier novel Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. Continue reading “January Book Club”


Holiday Gifts for Your Bookish Friends

The holiday season presents a daunting task to the bookish gift giver.  The biggest question of all:  What do I get for my book-loving framily member when I’m not sure of their favorite author?  Since we’re YA-inclinded, we’ve attempted to compile some YA-related suggestions for you from the deepest, most obscure corners of the web (because the last thing we want is for you to give the YA lover in your family ANOTHER Fault in our Stars t-shirt). Good luck, happy shopping and don’t forget to SHOP LOCAL wherever possible! Continue reading “Holiday Gifts for Your Bookish Friends”

Why Book Lovers Should be Shopping Small Business Saturday

 I’m not a fan of Black Friday for a lot of reasons. First of all, I usually host on Thanksgiving and by the time my guests are gone, I’m exhausted and the house looks like it was ransacked by ravenous ogres. The last thing I want to do the next day is get up at the crack of dawn and shop. Hell, I try not to get out of my pajamas on Black Friday. For me, the possible savings are not worth the hassle. But, come Saturday, I’ve had a day to recovery from my turkey hang over and I’m ready for my favorite shopping day, Small Business Saturday. Continue reading “Why Book Lovers Should be Shopping Small Business Saturday”

First Reads Friday Presents: HEAR by Robin Epstein

First Reads Friday Presents: HEAR by Robin Epstein Continue reading “First Reads Friday Presents: HEAR by Robin Epstein”

Nothing Really Matters Except Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

We know, we know, it’s Friday, not Wednesday.  But we have plenty of excuses: Book Club was moved to Thursday this month, we accidentally drank too much wine afterwards and got home too late. Nevertheless, here’s our November Book Club pick review, Carry On By Rainbow Rowell.  It also happens to be our first tag-team review! Continue reading “Nothing Really Matters Except Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On”

Jessica Darling Surprises

I have to admit that I was surprised by a couple of bits of news (to me) this morning.

  1. There is a prequel to Megan McCafferty’s Jessica Darling book series called Jessica Darling’s It List.  The It List series follows 7th grade Jessica Darling as she navigates her way through middle school.
  2. For 2+ years, I was ignorant of the fact that Megan McCafferty had given new life to Jessica Darling’s pre-high school days.
  3. I need a better system of finding books to read.
  4. We are going to get Jessica Darling BIG SCREEN sometime soon!
  5. Like, really soon because Megan McCafferty is telling us on Twitter that the movie has already been filmed!
  6. OMG!  We get to see middle school Jessica Darling + Marcus Flutie interact!!!! I don’t care if this movie is for babies, I mean middle schoolers, I’M THERE!



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