Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

When Wilder’s grandpa and mom die, she sure she’s alone in the world. But, Grandpa Willy leaves her a final gift in his will – the truth that, Paolo, the only man she ever known as her father, is in fact not. After meeting her real dad, Hawker, Wilder’s life takes the least expected turn. She discovers she has an impossible heritage. It isn’t long … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lena North’s Wilder

5 Things I Learned While Writing

I’ve worked on my novel for more than six years. On multiple occasions, I did full stops with writing. Luckily, I didn’t give up and I’ve grown as a person and as a writer. Nearing the end of my revisions, I decided to make a list of some of the most important things I’ve learned as a writer. Writing Is More Work Than You Expect … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned While Writing

Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

Lincoln Cole’s novel, Raven’s Peak follows Haatim and Abigail as they travel across the country and cross paths with undeniable evil. After Abigail Dressler saves Haatim Arison from demonic possession, she learns he’s more connected to her world than he’s aware. Entrusted to protect him, she must also trust him if she wants to complete her task. With a past riddled with demons, this will … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Lincoln Cole’s Raven’s Peak

Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

It’s no secret I adore Japanese culture. Since childhood, I gravitated to shows, books, and art relating to almost anything Japanese. In elementary school, I came across Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes and I immediately knew it was meant for me. While its story is a bit nontraditional for a children’s book, it connects with me even today. It stills sit on my shelf … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Eleanor Coerr’s Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth

If you watch the Doctor Who reboot, then you should know who John Barrowman is. Carol is his sister! Isn’t that neat? A sibling duo wrote a book together. How rare is that? I read Hollow Earth for an event we had during my time as a bookseller and it was quite an interesting plot. The Caldwell twins, Max and Emily, are more special than … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Carol E. & John Barrowman’s Hallow Earth

Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Know that I am furious I have not seen the movie to this yet! I missed the opportunity while it was in theaters and I’m still waiting to hear if it’s out on DVD. I read Jeannette Walls’ novel for a class and I’m glad we did because I don’t believe I would have come across it on my own. Before I even finished it, … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle

Literacy Lunacy: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

Where do I even begin with this novel? I picked it up for a summer read a while back and never got around to read it. After unpacking my books, I came across it and decided it was about time to do so. Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita holds a taboo topic, but makes the reader wonder what is going to happen next for this educated yet … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

Literacy Lunacy: P.C. & Kristin Cast’s Marked Review

Naturally, being into young adult vampire novels, this one had to be read. I came across P.C. and Kristin Cast’s book, Marked, at the library when I was sixteen, I’m sure of it. I was on a binge after being caught up with the Twilight saga (Eclipse was the latest in the series by then) and I was borrowing or purchasing whatever I could from … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: P.C. & Kristin Cast’s Marked Review

Literacy Lunacy: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet

What hasn’t been said about Romeo & Juliet? It’s a classic play of a tragic love story. It took me two times to read this, once for class and again for myself. The first time I didn’t have any thoughts in it because it was just to get through it. When I read it for myself, I both loved and hated it the tragic tale. … Continue reading Literacy Lunacy: William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet