Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Tweet A man named Jack murders Bod’s family when Bod is just a toddler. Bod toddled to escape unaware he was escaping or that he was toddling into a graveyard, where the permanent occupants decide to raise him with the … Continue reading

Author Claudia Mills Talks About Crafting a Three-Dimensional Mother-Daughter Relationship

Tweet As part of the blog tour for Claudia Mills and her new book Zero Tolerance, the author is sharing her thoughts on the mother-daughter relationship in her book. Mills’s  insight about her characters is relevant to real mothers and … Continue reading

Book Review and Giveaway: The Clover Tree by Kimberly Foster

Tweet Occasionally I accept guest reviews, and I recently received several from moms talking about a book for teens called The Clover Tree by Kimberly Foster. I’m featuring those reviews, along with an offer by Foster to give away 5 … Continue reading

Encouraging Girls to Speak Up, Moms to Listen

Tweet Not long ago a book-club mom wrote in with a question about an issue that came up in one of my book clubs and many others I have heard of. She said a difficulty she had encountered was “when … Continue reading

Great Meeting Ideas for Your Mother-Daughter Book Club

Tweet Thanks to reader Amber A. for writing in about successful activities in her mother-daughter book club. Talking about the book and socializing are always a big part of book club meetings, but other activities can add a whole new … Continue reading

The Pleasure of Reading Kids’ Books as an Adult

Tweet My non-mother-daughter-book-club friends are often surprised when I say I really like reading the same books my daughters do. They’re inclined to think that anything that appeals to kids and teens can’t possibly hold the interest of adults. Nothing … Continue reading

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