5 Things I Learned by Stealing and Reading the Earthsea Trilogy

A few weeks go I was at my wife’s family’s cabin and I was lurking around in a bedroom browsing my in-laws’ old bookshelf.  Hidden in the midst of a notable collection of Louis L’Amour novels, with an old framed photograph sitting on the shelf in front…

Recently Read | The Quantum League: Spell Robbers

The Quantum League: Spell Robbers | Written by Matthew J. Kirby I posted my obligatory review over at granitemedia.org.  I gave it 4/5 stars, which is maybe a little generous, but I feel it has young reader appeal and it is a necessary addition to all of our libraries.…

Hokey Pokey

I’m reading Hokey Pokey again. Hokey Pokey is my best hope and prediction for the 2014 Newbery Medal. Reading Hokey Pokey  the first time thrilled me from beginning to end.  It made me excited to be a reader.  It made me excited to want to try to write bravely…