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These days, if he's not playing Minecraft, you'll find my 12 year old reading. In fact, Minecraft and diving into a great dystopican fiction series are his two favorite pastimes. He gobbles up books. I'm constantly on the hunt for new book series for him because he especially loves series and knowing there are a bunch of books to dive into. I … [Read more...]

Did you love the Hunger Games? The genre the Hunger Games can be considered as falling under (besides youth adult) is called dystopian fiction. It basically means a story that is set somewhere in the future in some sort of nightmare world or world post apocyplyse, post world wars. I love anything that has to do with a futuristic or a … [Read more...]

We've had aaaalot of travel time this summer, with only more coming soon with a flight to Hawaii from the east coast. I've definitely been logging some miles on my Kindle too and my summer reading list. I recently re-discovered how to rent a book on my Kindle from my local library so that's awesome and helps with cost as I've been reading a ton. … [Read more...]

Every now and then, I finish a book that's so good, I'm just blown away. I spend days reeling over how it all, picking apart the plot, reading reviews online and mourning the fact that I'm done with the story. It had been awhile since a book had really ripped me to my core but the Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah, did just that for me over Christmas … [Read more...]

My 10 Books You Need to Read in 2014 was one of my most popular posts all of last year.  I joined a book club in 2013 and read some fabulous books and am looking forward to seeing what my book club picks this year!  Since I wrote that last post (a year ago!) we've also read some great books plus I've done a bunch on my own that I just loved.  Here … [Read more...]

Joining a book club has been a great experience for me.  I love to read but I tend to read the same kinds of books over and over again.  Last year I joined a book club and I've loved how it's encouraged me to break out of my normal book-reading routine.  We meet once a month so I have plenty of time to read the Book Club book along with some of my … [Read more...]

I read up a storm during the month of December.  I think it was holiday procrastination or something.  I've been trying hard to break out of my "norm" for book choices and I think I've done a good job doing that - and really enjoyed some books I wouldn't normally pick up! Being in a new book club has helped too since the host picks the book.  I … [Read more...]

So I pretty much haven't read a "normal" book since Twilight years ago. I read Hunger Games next (before the other two books were out) and have especially loved dystopian fiction since reading the Hunger Games. Dystopian Fiction - The utopia and its offshoot, the dystopia, are genres of literature that explore social and political structures. … [Read more...]

I think I may have been in denial for awhile about SOPA.  I heard about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) peripherally and didn't pay too much attention at first - I mean, fighting online piracy sounds good to me. I've been blogging here on Mommies with Style for almost eight years now and I've been in online media for over fifteen years.  I've seen … [Read more...]