Bookish Gift Ideas for Tweens

It’s that time of the year—crunch time for those last minute gifts for the holidays. If you are anything like me, you need advice for what to get those hard to buy for teens and tweens like my tween nieces and nephews this Christmas.  Here are some great suggestions: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The …

Read a Banned Book

  Every September the American Library Association focuses on the books that have been challenged and banned in either a school or public library.  Since 1990, the American Library’s Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) has recorded more than 10,000 book challenges.  A challenge is a formal, written complaint requesting a book be removed from …

SCOTT and ZELDA — ECHOES OF THE JAZZ AGE

        During his lifetime, The Great Gatsby brought F. Scott Fitzgerald only $8397.00 in royalties. Today the book is a staple in high school and university English classrooms and is widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century American novels. On June 10, 2009, a first edition copy sold for $180,000.00 …