Holiday Reading 6: The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert)

I haven’t read Eat, Pray, Love.  That’s Elizabeth’s Gilbert’s most famous work – a New York Times bestseller and occasionally the subject of mockery since the Julia Roberts film-adaption.  Despite this, I somehow went into The Signature of All Things knowing very little about Gilbert and her writing. Now I know – she’s a talented […]

Holiday Reading 5: This House is Haunted

It is time, once again, for a summer book review. I’m excited – and you should be too. Whoa, I’m rhyming! That’s impressive. Unlike my dazzling introductions, This House is Haunted is not a laugh. It comes to us from John Boyne, the author of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. If you read The […]

The Best Young Adult Novels

Originally posted on Ricochet:
Since Twilight (and the various paranormal romance novels it spawned), many readers seem all too eager to dismiss young adult fiction as silly.  Frivolous.  Unintelligent.  God forbid, embarrassing.  As a great lover of YA (and an ex-teenager), I think those snobs people couldn’t be more wrong. To be specific, young adult…