No matter what boat you’re in, reading can transport you out of this hard time. These September picks will make you a little more happy with all the free time at home: you get to read more!
It’s September! In previous years, September is the time when kids are going back to school. Some are excited about that, others… not so much. 😉 This year, however, everything is different. A lot of schools are going online, and if you have school in person you have to social distance and wear a mask and all these other guidelines when all you really want is for everything to go back to normal.
No matter what boat you’re in, reading can transport you out of this hard time. These September picks will make you a little more happy with all the free time at home: you get to read more! Continue reading “September Reading List”
Sometimes the summer months can be packed with adventures, but there are always those lazy days when you’d rather read about someone else’s adventure.
Sometimes the summer months can be packed with adventures, but there are always those lazy days when you’d rather read about someone else’s adventure. Especially with the Corona virus pandemic, free time is becoming all too regular.
A few of the books on this list are Realistic Fiction, if you prefer to read about things that might actually happen to you. *but not likely ;)* A few are more fantastical (my personal favorite.) There are also some long series, which are fun to read during the summer because you can get super into them, and they are often a lot more in-depth and have more three-dimensional stories.
I had noticed that Legacy looked a lot shorter than Flashback, but Shannon started by reassuring the fans that Legacy is longer, they just changed around the font size a bit. The publishers were worried that if the binding had to get any bigger, it would snap!
After going to the Shannon Messenger Flashback author talk, I was really excited not only to go to this year’s tour but also to finally read book eight of this amazing series!
When I arrived at the place, I got to pick up the free signed book, (not personalized, it came with the purchase of a ticket) Then we got some swag and a raffle ticket.
The author of many award winning books admitted that writing is definitely hard. it can be stressful even without a deadline to have to share your work if you aren’t sure it’s good enough. Renee’s advice for dealing with this anxiety is to put it on the “back burner.” Don’t think about it for a while. Then, you can go back and make it better.
Renee Watson has written many YA books, all celebrating diversity and individuality, family and friends, and loving yourself for who you are. Her books are beautiful and poetic, and I loved reading them. I was super excited to meet Renee Watson in person, and I was not disappointed!
At this workshop, William Ritter gave some great writing advice. For example, he talked about how when writing a chapter, instead of the whole book applying to a story map, (you know, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, that sort of thing.) You have every chapter apply to a story map. You also need to “end with one foot over into the next threshold.”
William Ritter has personally requested that I put his info in here so…