A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

A few weekends back, I was fortunate enough to be able to volunteer at an event that invited authors (and authorstrators) to present a talk and introduce some of the wonderful books that they had written, or in the process of writing. I received a book from one of the coordinators of the event called A Night…… Continue reading A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Reading Challenge: The War that Saved My Life

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley was another book that I read from our program’s “book club,” and I am so glad that I read this book. Once I started reading it, it was very difficult to put down – I was reading before class, during the breaks, and after class on…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: The War that Saved My Life

Reading Challenge: The Breadwinner Series

In my program, we can choose to participate in a “book club” where we get to choose books to read from great authors. Although these books are targeted towards elementary students, it is still a good idea to read them so we know the material if we choose to use it later on in our…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: The Breadwinner Series

Reading Challenge: Eligible

Eligible is a modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld, and it is a lot easier to read than the latter. Having read both books, I prefer the modern re-telling because it hooked me in right away, whereas with Austen’s original version, I had to pick it up again after the…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: Eligible

Reading Challenge: The Goldfinch

It feels like it’s been a while since the last Reading Challenge, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been reading! It’s just taken a bit more time since The Goldfinch is not a light read. Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for this incredible book, and I can see why. All the characters…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: The Goldfinch

Reading Challenge: Sherlock Holmes

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #4) and The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #6) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are classics in the literary world, and are hailed as masterpieces by avid and leisure readers. I purchased these books a while back, but wasn’t able to fully immerse myself into Holmes’ world and mind…… Continue reading Reading Challenge: Sherlock Holmes