Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Hello? Is this thing on?

The Great Unexpected, by Sharon Creech
White Fur Flying, by Patricia MacLachlan
A Tangle of Knots, by Lisa Graff -- watch for upcoming author interview with her!

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Reviews

Here are my latest reviews from BookPage. My favorites from this list are King of the Mound and Ruby Redfort. The former is a great, quick, baseball read with plenty of cool history and the latter is full of humor and puzzles.

I Don't Believe It, Archie, by Andrew Norris
King of the Mound: My Summer with Satchel Paige, by Wes Tooke
Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes, by Lauren Child
Chopsticks, by Amy Krouse
The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Overdue Books!

OK, not really. But here are the reviews I have done for BookPage that I have not posted yet. Sorry for the delay. Don't forget you can go directly to their site -- there are many great reviews for other books as well.

The Book of Wonders, by Jasmine Richards
Ice Island, by Sherry Shahan
The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy
Steampunk! -- anthology
A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness -- This book was particularly amazing. Cannot recommend it enough.
Liesl & Po, by Lauren Oliver -- Also one of my favorites. Definitely made me want to explore her other books.

Coming soon: The Humming Room, by Ellen Potter and two picture books.

Friday, September 2, 2011


Eight Keys, by Suzanne LaFleur

Coming soon will be The Apothecary, by Maile Meloy, and The Cheshire Cheese Cat, by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright.

Still enjoying Good Reads -- please join me!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Social Networking

I have always had a love/hate relationship with Facebook. There are many wonderful things about it and many annoying ones as well. Google+ is a new social networking site that has some features that Facebook currently does not -- and which I think will be quite useful. I recently was able to get a Google+ account going and I'll keep you up to date here on the experiment.

I also just joined a network called Good Reads (goodreads.com) where you can list books you've read (with or without a review), books you are currently reading, and books you would like to read in the future. I am trying to add all my "have read" books, but it is going to take some time to get that done! If you join Good Reads, I'd be happy to friend you (assuming I know you) -- my handle is JenBK.

Keep checking BookPage for new reviews, I have been busy this summer reading and commenting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

More BookPage Reviews

I'm having such fun doing these reviews -- I can't seem to stop!

Here are the latest:

The Silver Bowl, by Diane Stanley
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to NOT Reading, by Tommy Greenwald

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Latest Review

Well, readers, here's another review for BookPage:


This book was much smaller and not as intricate as the previous one, but still a great little read.

Next up: Charlie Joe Jackson's Book on How NOT to Read