Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass BY Sarah J. Maas "In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to … Continue reading Throne of Glass

Exploring My Books: Textbooks

WHILE USUALLY THE TOPIC OF THE WEEK COMES FROM ADDLEPATES AND BOOKWORMS, AS SHE SEEMS TO BE ON HIATUS, I'VE COME UP WITH MY OWN TOPIC, WHICH IS MY Textbooks This week's topic gives you all a peek into the books I keep on a shelf in my closet. Most of these books are textbooks, but I'm … Continue reading Exploring My Books: Textbooks

Boxers & Saints

Boxers & Saints BY Gene Luen Yang BOXERS "China, 1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers--commoners trained in kung fu--who fight to free China from "foreign devils." Against all odds, … Continue reading Boxers & Saints

Top Ten Books for “YA Fantasy Starring Women 101”

Course Title: Young Adult Fantasy Starring Women 101 Course Number: TBD Instructor Information: See Sidebar Term: Fall 2015 Textbooks and Other Materials: 1. Aveyard, Victoria. Red Queen. Orion, 2015. Print. 2. Bardugo, Leigh. Shadow and Bone. Henry Holt and Co, 2012. Print. 3. Cashore, Kristin. Graceling. Harcourt, 2008. Print. 4. Cass, Kiera. The Selection. HarperTeen, 2012. Print. 5. Clare, Cassandra. City of Bones. Margaret K. … Continue reading Top Ten Books for “YA Fantasy Starring Women 101”

Another Day

Another Day BY David Levithan "Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up. Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, … Continue reading Another Day

Exploring My Books: Book Buddies

WHILE USUALLY THE TOPIC OF THE WEEK COMES FROM ADDLEPATES AND BOOKWORMS, AS SHE SEEMS TO BE ON HIATUS, I'VE COME UP WITH MY OWN TOPIC, WHICH are MY Book Buddies I feel that you are not a true book lover until you have trinkets, stuffed animals, and/or statuettes guarding your precious books from evil doers. To protect … Continue reading Exploring My Books: Book Buddies

Throwback Thursday (The Final Post): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Unfortunately I've reached the end of my Throwback Thursdays. I have participated in this meme since March and have since recommended many wonderful stories that I've re-read over the years. As I continually struggle to find more books to give a throwback to, I've decided that this is my final throwback post, at least for … Continue reading Throwback Thursday (The Final Post): Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows