Become Gruesomely Educated!

How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg Intermediate Non-Fiction 5/5 stars from Mary! This book is way cool! “There are funny crying parts and disgusting stupid parts and hideous cool parts, but it’s pretty much one train wreck after another. And who can tear their eyes away from a…

Book List: Early Intermediate Favorites!

You are wanting to read something more exciting than Dick and Jane to your 5-7 year old, but it seems like every book you pick up is too long, or too scary, or too serious.  Does this sound familiar? Well, I was in that boat not too long ago, and I wish I had bumped…

The Wednesday Wars: Book Review by Mary

From Goodreads: In this Newbery Honor-winning novel, Gary D. Schmidt offers an unforgettable antihero. The Wednesday Wars is a wonderfully witty and compelling story about a teenage boy’s mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967–68 school year in Long Island, New York Intermediate Fiction/ Newbery Honor 264 Pages; Audio book 7 hrs 27 mins. Published…

Back to the books!

Hey guys. Long time no read huh? This is Mary. You may remember me from those blog posts many many months ago. Good times. Summer is over and school is back in full swing. This means that I actually have time to read again! Wahoo! I have a 1 year old at home still, so…

You only get 500 words.

How many different words have you used today? I’m talking nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, interjections,conjunctions; the works. Any word that contains consonants, vowels, and has a definition. Well over 500, am I right? I’ve only been awake for three hours and I know I have. In Ark, one of the last surviving cities on…

PopSugar Reading Challenge *FINISHED!! Nov 25 2017*

I am taking on the awesome task of finishing 52 books from the POPSUGAR’s 2017 Reading Challenge!!  I figure this is the best place to keep track of it all.                           I am always open to suggestions for the empty slots! 51/52 as of…

4 Picture Books You’ll Love (Mary)

One of my favorite things to do with my family is to read all together. Because my kids are 7,5, and 1- and my husband is an artist- I am always on the lookout for great new picture books to read. Particularly ones I don’t mind reading over and over and over again. A winner…