A Write Teacher(s) Review: If I Run, by Terri Blackstock

Dear Bookworms, True to her reputation as a gifted writer of suspenseful series, Terri Blackstock has just released another thrilling start in her latest book If I Run.  The story follows Casey Cox, a young woman alone and desperate, running from the consequences of a crime she didn’t commit. I will leave you to discover the circumstances and nuances surrounding her decision to flee despite her innocence, but include here my strong… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Attachments

Dear Bookworms, I’ve been hearing a lot recently about the author Rainbow Rowell. She has written several books that have made quite a splash among the readers that I know. So I set out to discover why. I began with Eleanor & Park, (the book club book for the month of May here at The Write Teachers’ Close Reads Café) and continued on to read Attachments most recently. While I could spend… Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: July Picks!

Hello Beautiful People! It’s July already – can you believe it?! We have some fantastic titles picked out for this month, and cannot wait to dive right in in. Cavendon Hall, by Barbara Taylor Bradford Confessions of a Wild Child, by Jackie Collins  and, our bookshelf pick… The Glass Kitchen, by Linda Francis Lee (Check out @CloseReadsCafe, the official book club of The Write Teacher(s) for more info on all things book… Read More

A Write Teacher(s) Review: Learning Not to Drown

Hello Beautiful People, As you all know, the book club selection for this month is Learning Not to Drown, by Anna Shinoda.  If you’re not familiar with our book club, you can get all the goods + details + info right here. I’m not sure where to begin with Learning Not to Drown. Not sure at all. It’s an absolutely captivating story. Captivating. For every family has a secret or two, and… Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: June Picks!

Hello Beautiful People, It’s JUNE. Can you believe it? Cause I can’t. Cause I’m pretty sure yesterday was January 1st.  And now, it’s June. Which is just…banannas. Anyway, because it’s June, and the first, we’re announcing our bookshelf picks for this month, AND our selection for The Write Teacher(s) + Close Reads Cafe book club! The Sweetness, by Sande Boritz Berger THROUGH THE GLASS, by Shannon Moroney and, the book club pick…… Read More

Book Club Discussion: Fallen Beauty

Hi bookworms! If you’ve been following along with Close Reads Cafe, the official book club of The Write Teacher(s), you’d know that our book pick for April was FALLEN BEAUTY by Erika Robuck. Now that April is coming to a close, we’d love to discuss the book with you! My review: Robuck does it again with FALLEN BEAUTY. She effortlessly takes the fictional character of Laura and weaves her into the story of… Read More

Book Club Questions: FALLEN BEAUTY

Hello Beautiful People, It’s the second month of our book club, and we’re reading FALLEN BEAUTY, by Erika Robuck. Here are our favorite questions: What was your initial impression/reaction when reading FALLEN BEAUTY?   How are both Edna St. Vincent Millay and Laura Kelley “fallen women’? How does each rebuild her life after her fall?   Do you think, like Edna, that artists should seek to live fully in order to have… Read More

Book Club Discussion: Someone Else’s Love Story

Hi bookworms! If you’ve been following along with Close Reads Cafe, the official book club of The Write Teacher(s), you’d know that our book pick for March was SOMEONE ELSE’S LOVE STORY, by Joshilyn Jackson. Now that March is coming to a close, we’d love to discuss the book with you! Here are our discussion questions; feel free to leave all your answers and comments on this post or in the discussion… Read More

Book Club Questions: Someone Else’s Love Story

Hello Beautiful People!  The day has come to list the first set of book club questions for our upcoming Book Club Chat on March 31st: What did you expect from this book when you first read the title? When you first read the opening line – “I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K.” What did you think of the references to religion scattered throughout the book? Did… Read More

The Write Teacher(s) Bookshelf: March Picks!

Hello Beautiful People, I CANNOT BELIEVE IT’S MARCH. Can you? I mean, really. MARCH. Of 2014. I can’t take it. Anyway, I digress. As usual, we’ll be telling you our Bookshelf Picks for this month. Our choice for the monthly bookshelves are books we’re interested in, books we want to read, and books we’re excited about. Here are our picks: 3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows, by Anne Brashares The Husbands Secret, by Liane Moriarity AND… (drumroll… Read More