Quote of the Day – The Evil Wizard Smallbone

Quote of the Day

Nick was not in the habit of thinking twice. It felt too good to say what was on his mind, even when it got him in trouble.

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman

20/20 Reading Update for 2021

10 Middle Grade Books I Want to Read in 2021

At the start of the year, I decided to use a scaling goal to track my year of reading. My original goal of 10 books bumped up to 20, and thanks to #BookADayMay and a surprisingly productive summer reading session, I’ve blown through that goal and then some with a total of 50 books!

I’m bumping up my Goodreads goal to 60, and highlighting some more books on my To-Read pile for 2021!

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Quote of the Day – Liar & Spy

Quote of the Day

Once, Mom came home from work and discovered that he had turned all the books around so that the bindings were against the wall and the pages faced out. He said it was calming not to have all those words floating around and “creating static.” Mom made him turn them back. She said it was too hard to find a book when she couldn’t read the titles.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Quote of the Day – Keeper

Quote of the Day

Her fingers traced the knobby outlines of her kneecaps. She had studied her knees a million times. Mermaids did not have knees. Keeper did. Her knees were right there.

Keeper by Kathi Appelt