Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

“Musical theater can save you, even if only for two or three hours at a time.” – Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen

This book is perfection. It’s strange, because I had originally dismissed it as “not my cup of tea.” After all, it’s horror of the demon-hunting variety, and it’s campy, and it’s compared to Buffy the Vampire Slayer which I LOVE but do not necessarily want to read. I agreed to read it for work, and I am so very glad I did. Why did I think that I wouldn’t want to read Buffy-esque book? I don’t even know now, after reading this. Continue reading “Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen”


Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis

“When you think of yourself as so different, you become so different. All you’ll be able to think about are the ways that you’re an outcast.” – Everything Must Go, Jenny Fran Davis

I started this book knowing absolutely nothing about it, other than the fact that it’s YA, it’s contemporary/mimetic fiction, and that I love the cover. One of the things I didn’t know was that it’s an epistolary novel. The whole story is told in a series of letters, emails, blogs and journal entries.

Another thing I didn’t know was this story is about Flora Goldwasser, a rich kid who loves vintage clothes, who falls in love with up-and-coming artist Elijah Huck. Elijah told Flora about Quare Academy, a Quaker school where he would be teaching, causing her to change schools to be closer to him.

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