Whew. It's been a busy couple of months for me. School starting back up (with new responsibilities) + promoting a new book + trying to keep working on a new one is pretty tiring stuff. I can usually quantify exactly how busy I am by my how many books I read per week. During the … Continue reading BOOK RELEASE PARTY RECAP
AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES has been available through some distributors for a few weeks now, but today is the official publication date! Woot! I need to run off to work now, so I don't have time to express how this feels, so here's a GIF to do that for me. Special thanks to all … Continue reading RELEASE DAY!
In case you missed it, this Andrew Smith interview over at Vice pissed off many in the YA world. Here's the notorious excerpt: "VICE: On the flip side, it sometimes seems like there isn't much of a way into your books for female readers. Where are all the women in your work? AS: I was … Continue reading ON ANDREW SMITH
If you grew up in the U.S., you probably read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. What you probably don't know is that Jackson wrote a few novels, as well. One that I had been hearing great things about for a while but only recently got around to reading is WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE … Continue reading REVIEW: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE
Rating: 4/5 Reviewed by R So, yeah. We’ve been real slow to update The Book Mark recently. In the unlikely event that you read the “about” section of that site, you’d know we are teachers. And in case you live in some place without deciduous trees or a calendar, you should know that school is … Continue reading Review: WINGER by Andrew Smith