A hot Saturday on the West Coast of Canada, but I’m in the shade now thinking what this book meant to me and how my heart hurt for these characters caught in the crossfires of war. Well written, with memorable characters, it made me reflect on the loss that war brings and how some things […]
Just starting the next title for our YA fiction book club about Elizabth, a 15 year old girl who moves from her home in NY city to England to live with her cousins. Published in 2004 I think this one is going to be very funny, judging by this line in the first few pages, […]
Hi readers, thought you might like to see how that summer’s been going for me so far! The kids have been off school for 7 weeks and with the teacher’s strike in British Columbia it just might be another 7 weeks til they go back (or even longer). So this is how I feel about […]
Rarely have I been so charmed and delighted to read a novel (first published in the 1960s) about a 15 year old boy who comes to London and meets with treachery, ship wrecks and a plot to bring down the King of England in the 1800s. Read my full review in the YA Book Club page.
I was so thrilled to find this title in my library’s system for me to download as an ebook. I so clearly remember loving this author, Joan Aiken, as a girl. She’s the one of authors that made me go to the library with my Dad and come home with armfuls of books. My Dad […]
This was a quick one – all 300 pages of reading about the New World and how settlers have come from earth to make a new life, only to find that the minds of men or “their Noise”, all their thoughts can be read by everyone all the time. You can never escape the Noise. […]
I had to scratch The Root Cellar for my third title. After all what is a book club if not a chance to be inspired and awed by the gift great writers share. Finding Violet Park, by Jenny Valentine, was first published in 2007. This book blew my socks off. I started reading it on […]
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3/4. Best for readers over 13, and undoubtedly one of the funniest books of all time. If you’re a teenager or remember what it was like to be one then this book will make you laugh until you cry.
The Witch’s Daughter, by Nina Bawden. Get your copy from Amazon for your ereader and start reading with me. Are jewel thieves hiding out on a remote island off Scotland and what does that have to do with a girl everyone believes to be a witch? What about the mysterious stranger who brings his golf […]
Summer inspiration (lots of time in the sun and at the beach) has inspired a new idea for the website. A YA Book Club! I am going to be bringing you all my favorite inspirations for reading this summer and of course all year round. You’ll be able to check this page and find titles […]