Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What I've Been Reading: Middle Grade!

Sitting here with a massive cold/cough today and wasn't sure what to do with myself. So, I thought a blog post was in order.

I've been reading so many books lately and I've been loving it! I'm a HUGE Middle Grade fan and here are some awesome ones I've finished in the past few weeks.

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon

This book was so much fun! I loved the main character, Molly. She was adorable and loved being "bad". I hope there's a sequel. I really enjoyed the writing, the characters and the story. So fun.

Doll Bones by Holly Black

I'm probably the last person in the writing world to read this. I heard so much hype that I bought it at the Scholastic book fair at my kids school. It didn't disappoint! I thought it was fantastic and creepy. Loved the main characters, and the mystery was spooky and well done. Great read!

Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little

This book was totally not what I was expecting. SUPER creepy mystery, SUPER creepy doll. Yes, another doll! But it was wonderfully written and the protagonist was awesome. I love Kimberley's books. But seriously. This one was creepier than most... :)

What have you been reading? Any good recs for the summer?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Authors United Against Child Slavery

I'm participating in this wonderful cause. Please take a second to read through this. It's an amazing thing these people are doing, getting children out of dangerous and life destroying situations. Let's help out and donate. Any little bit will help. And if you donate $20.00, you'll get a free book from a participating author. SUCH a great thing. Spread the word!

Where authors unite to raise funds for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), a nonprofit that organizes undercover operations to free many of the 2 million children being trafficked as sex slaves around the world.

Participating authors are donating their books in exchange for donations

  • Donate $20 to receive a free book from a participating author (book prizes selected at random).
  • Donors of $40 or more will receive two free books, a series, or a bundle (selected at random as well). 

Nearly 200 books have been donated by generous authors to help raise funds for this great cause--see the list of participating authors/books below!

Give freedom, get a book


Donate directly to O.U.R. through the Authors United Against Child Slavery Campaign

Authors and book bloggers who wish to help, please fill out this online form


Participating Authors/Books