Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

My local librarian recommended Between Shades of Gray written by Ruta Sepetys, published on March 22nd, 2011. I listened to the audio edition narrated by Emily Klein. One of the joys of reading young adult novels is when they provide a "teaching moment." It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, the lessons are… Continue reading Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

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Random Ramblings, Baby Steps, Organizing

I’ve Accepted Family Circle’s 31-Day Detox Challenge #Organizing

I see articles like the one in Family Circle: "A 31-Day Detox Challenge to Help You Declutter Your Home—and Your Mind" all the time. The problem is, my perfectionism generally gets in my way. If I don't complete the "challenge," whatever it might be, I feel like a failure. If I don't start the challenge… Continue reading I’ve Accepted Family Circle’s 31-Day Detox Challenge #Organizing

Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Feed by M. T. Anderson

There are times when I enjoy a book, but I don't necessarily feel like it's appropriate for its target audience. That's how I felt after listening to the audio edition of Feed written by M. T. Anderson, first published in 2002. The cover says this book is suitable for those 12 and over. I honestly feel… Continue reading Book Review: Feed by M. T. Anderson