Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Boy Who Loved Bach by T.L. Peters

The Boy Who Loved Bach

Author: T.L. Peters

Publisher: T.L. Peters (Smashwords)

4 out of 5 stars

Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday are violin practice. Tuesday your aunt and uncle are coming over, and they’re staying the night. Friday your English paper is due, oh and don’t forget to double-space. Sunday you and Mom have to go to church. You’ve missed the last two services, so you should really go this week. Dad will pick you up from football practice every day after school. Make sure to look for him in the parking lot. Don’t forget to practice your violin, you hear me young man? It’s very important. And so it goes… on and on and on, for young Edward Studt.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Interviews With Authors: Jason Ancona

It is a pleasure to have Jason Ancona, author of Debugging Tori Redding and the Covert Youth Agency series here today!  Jason was kind enough to answer my questions about his book, Debugging Tori Redding, and what it is like being a self-published author.  Debugging Tori Redding is about Tori, who on top of dealing with normal teen issues, suddenly finds herself with a super-human brain!  Filled with laughs and tender heartbreaking moments, this read is not one to miss out on.  You can find my full review of Debugging Tori Redding here.

Enough babbling, here is Interviews With Authors: A Talk With Jason Ancona!

A Talk With Jason Ancona

Author of Debugging Tori Redding

By T.B.

1) What inspired you to write Debugging Tori Redding?

I wondered what it would be like to be a teenager who wasn't ready to grow up--in terms of dealing with intimacy. I wondered how that person would handle being in a school environment, where many of her peers seem eager to explore their sexuality.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Button, New Page, and More Reviews and Interviews to Come!

Hi everyone!  I know I've been absent lately, well for a week actually, but I'm back!  I'm on Spring Break right now, so things have been a bit busy.  However, I've got some great new things for you to check out!

First, have you noticed my new button?  It's on the sidebar, and I'm so excited to finally have put it up.  When I had been creating the code for it, it kept messing up, so now I've finally got it working.  Please feel free to put it on your blog or site!

I have also added a new page:

Interviews With Authors!

I hope you get a chance to check it out.  At the moment, there are only three interviews, but I am hoping to expand my "Interviews With Authors" feature and make it a regular feature on this blog.  Look for upcoming interviews with Jason Ancona, author of Debugging Tori Redding, and Bettina Restrepo, author of Illegal!

I know that I've been missing for a bit, so I wanted to let you know that more reviews are on the way!  I've been reading a lot lately, and I've got books piled up to be reviewed.  So stay tuned, as more reviews and interviews will be coming your way!

-This is T.B. with Another Book Back on the Shelf...
Until Next Time, Keep Reading!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Savvy by Ingrid Law


Author: Ingrid Law

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

3½ out of 5 stars

Have you ever wished you could control the weather, make the ground tremble underneath you, capture sound, or even control electricity? You might think that you would be like a superhero saving the day. Or that you would use your powers for random acts of kindness or for good. However, for Mibs and her family, they don’t get the fame that comes with having powers. They have to hide their abilities from everyone else, for fear of what might happen if their special abilities were to be discovered. Mibs is even more worried as of late, as she is going to be receiving her powers very soon. In two days to be exact, her thirteenth birthday.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Interviews With Authors: Terry Lynn Johnson

We have another special Interviews With Authors!  Terry Lynn Johnson, author of Dogsled Dreams, took the time to answer some of my questions on her book and what it is like being a first-time author.  Dogsled Dreams is an inspiring read about one young girl's journey as she pursues her dream to become a world-famous dog-sledder.  This is truly a tale that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.  You can find my full review of Dogsled Dreams here.

Now onto Interviews With Authors: A Talk With Terry Lynn Johnson!

A Talk With Terry Lynn Johnson

Author of Dogsled Dreams

By T.B.

1) What inspired you to write your first book for young adults, Dogsled Dreams?

When I used to race my dog team, I noticed many people that came to watch didn't know much about the sport or the lifestyle. Some of the questions: "Do they like to run?" "How do you make them do what you want?" "Do they all have names?" "How can you tell them apart?" I wanted to share with everyone how awesome the dogs are. How amazing it feels to run with them.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Feed by M. T. Anderson


Author: M. T. Anderson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

4 out of 5 stars

The latest and greatest! Come and get your very own t-shirts from the moon! Did you have a fun time visiting the moon? Are you stoked to come back next year? If so, get your t-shirts with all kinds of sayings such as Lo-grav or no grav! And you could always try...

The same great taste, but in new packaging! Our always refreshing pineapple and citrus flavor now has a new design. You can find…

See the new rad band, We Rock Your Socks Off, live at the Tune Lounge! They will be playing Friday night, and performing all of their most popular hits! Bring all your friends…

Tired of everything being so null all the time? Then buy the new parrot birds that walk and talk! It’s like having your very own… 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Illegal by Bettina Restrepo


Author: Bettina Restrepo

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

4 out of 5 stars

You stroll down the street with a banged up suitcase that holds your meager belongings in one hand. It’s a chore to lift your leg up each time to take a step, and you’ve only just got here. Your body is sore all over and you hurt everywhere. Your hair sticks to your forehead, as beads of sweat stream down, leaving trails on your dirt-smudged face. You lick your dry, cracked lips and glance around nervously. Hoping no one can tell that you don’t fit in, you stride with more purpose and act like you belong. It is your first day in America. And you are illegal.