The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is NOT 50 Shades for Kids


Once again, one of my favorite books being banned because of bogus reasons.

Tonight Tracy and I talked about The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie and how it is so groundbreaking and important for young adults to read.

Check out some articles on this issue:

We would like to know your opinion. Have your read this book? If so, what did you think?

Do you think it’s appropriate for children (grades 6 and up) to read?

Update and Book Haul

In this video I talk  about what you can expect in the next couple of weeks from Amanda’s Nose in a Book.

I also talk about the books that I bought the other day at the River’s End Bookstore (which I am very excited to read and tell you all what I thought).

I think I need to start doing my videos on a different computer. My crappy laptop can’t handle it very well.

We're YA and We're OK.

Tracy (Bray and Books), Sarah, and I talk about our love for young adult literature, the stigma that it has, and our favorite YA authors & books.

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and Sarah’s “Read It Maybe” music video here

My Top 10 Favorite YA books (and honorable mentions)

Of course the screen cap for the video has me making the most ridiculous face haha. Sorry for the technical difficulties. This will hopefully be the last video that I have to make on my laptop. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can use the Mac from now on.

What are your favorite books? Do you have a top 10?

The Book Thief Review!

Good Morning! I decided to put together a quick post for you this morning about one of my favorite books, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Check out my video review (discussion about the book), followed by two book trailers that I thought described the book very well!

Let’s chat! Have you read it, if so what did you think? If not— I think you should!


The above book trailer gave me the chills (so good!)