Review Hacklet: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley ~ When One Reads a Unique Story

Do you like this cover? It confuses me.

Do you like this cover? It confuses me.

Introducing: the Hacklet!

It takes me quite some time to put together a full posting.  Here are my notes for the next full Hack for David Levithan’s Every Day:

A lot of notes can mean I really loved it or had serious problems with it.

A lot of notes can mean I really loved it or had serious problems with it. Can you guess which this one will be?

When I am busy with work and life and barely having time to read (*sob*), I’ve often just written a pithy review on goodreads and moved on. Or sometimes, I just don’t have a lot to say about a book.  So why not post shorter reviews RIGHT HERE? I shall call them: Hacklets. I’ve even added this as a category over there on the right-hand navigation for your future reference.  Hopefully this new format will mean I can post with more regularity.

On to the Hacklet for Where Things Come Back plus a bonus anecdote and side conversation about ebooks…

Verdict: One of the most unpredictable YA books I’ve ever read. Continue reading


Off to the redwoods…with a stack of books of course :)

My phone wallpaper will become my for real wallpaper this week

I took this picture the last time I was up north in the redwoods in Humboldt State Park. Now I’m off to go camp and hike in redwoods almost up towards the Oregon border. I LOVE REDWOODS SO MUCH Y’ALL!

And of course I am bringing a stack of books to read:

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What are the best YA books of all time? Vote!

NPR Books is having a poll on the best YA books of all time. You can vote for your top 10 here:

Very difficult! I have a soft-spot for many of the titles, but couldn’t vote for them as best of all time (I loved Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door A LOT!, but couldn’t quite commit to them as “best”) And I really loved Graceling, but not the whole series, so I couldn’t vote for that one. Here’s my final list: