Back to the Books Giveaway Hop (Ended)

{Click here for a FULL LIST of all the participants!} Congrats to winner Ricki @ Reading Challenged! I am a life long lover of learning, so it is with great sadness that I pass the back-to-school section on my shopping trips.  I want a reason to buy a bunch of Crayola crayons for 25 cents,Continue reading “Back to the Books Giveaway Hop (Ended)”

Slammed by the YA Book: My Journey into Self-Injury

Growing up half a block from the local library is every kid’s dream come true.  Well, if that kid was an avid reader like me.  A few times a week—almost every day in the summer—I went to the library and paged through books by Aliki, Eric Carle, Beatrix Potter, and the rest of the authorsContinue reading “Slammed by the YA Book: My Journey into Self-Injury”

Book Review:: Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson

Despite ripping off the title from a Drew Barrymore movie, Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson is a pretty good read for the YA (young adult) crowd.  Instead of a soppy love story involving a girl and an otherwordly creature, Carlson writes a novel that addresses real teen issues—cyberbullying, sexting (sex texting), and dealing withContinue reading “Book Review:: Never Been Kissed by Melody Carlson”

Guest Post:: The Case for Christian Fiction by Christa Banister

By Christa A. Banister, special to Backseat Writer Growing up in a no-stoplight town in western Wisconsin, sometimes the best adventures happened in whatever book I was reading at the time. After all, my hometown of Ladysmith didn’t have the whole quaint small town thing going like Stars Hollow, the quirky fictional home of “GilmoreContinue reading “Guest Post:: The Case for Christian Fiction by Christa Banister”