Book Review: “Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann

Thank you to Macmillan Publishing who provided me with an Advanced Reader's copy of this book. Originally published in Germany last year, the American edition can be expected October 2020. Lena Beck goes missing fourteen years before the book starts. Her heartbroken parents still hope that she will be found and give them closure on… Continue reading Book Review: “Dear Child” by Romy Hausmann

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month. I am one of the leaders of the College, Career, and Coffee Book Club, a themed book club out of the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. More importantly, I am also adopted. I was adopted when I was two days old, so adoption is a topic… Continue reading November is National Adoption Awareness Month

Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club is a monthly book club that meets at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. I've talked about the concept of a themed book club here, and it was very well received. If you are local to the Statesville area, STOP BY! Or join the discussion here… Continue reading Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

The Controversy of Challenged Books

The American Library Association released yesterday it's list of Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015 in its annual report which can be found here. The report is released every year during National Library Week and I found it extremely enlightening. It confirms what I have been saying for years: People absolutely despise, yet thrive on, anything… Continue reading The Controversy of Challenged Books