The Dog Stays in the Picture by Susan Morse

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The Dog Stays in the Picture   Y’all know I’m a sucker for a dog, right? So you can imagine how happy I was to be asked to review Susan Morse‘s new book The Dog Stays in the Picture.  Morse is the wife of actor David Morse. You’ve prolly seen him in a lot of different things, apparently he gets around, but I mostly remember him from St Elsewhere. If you Google him you’ll be like, oh yeah, THAT GUY! {Read More}

Halloween for the Littles: Edgar and the Tattle Tale Heart


I love all of Jennifer Adams’ books from the Baby Lit series! You can imagine how excited I was one warm afternoon when Edgar and the Tattle Tale Heart showed up on my doorstep. It’s the perfect non scary Halloween book for the littles. Aw heck, it’s the perfect book to introduce your littles to Poe.  I enjoyed the book so much, I dressed up in my zombie costume and decided to share it with you. I hope you enjoy {Read More}

Easy Zombie Makeup for Halloween

I know I know, it’s a few days before Halloween and you still don’t know what you want to dress as.  Why not go as a zombie? Zombies can wear practically ANYTHING and the make up is easy.  Watch my video as I show you how to do make an easy zombie face for Halloween. Whaddaya think? Easy peasy lemon squeezy right? Now get out there, make your zombie face and tag me on Twitter @Pamlovesbooks so I can see {Read More}

Just Girls by Rachel Gold; when LGBT (Q?) Goes to College.


I want to tell you about my new fave book, Just Girls, by Rachel Gold.  The book is about a young girl who goes off to college.  While going to college is difficult enough, it is made even more difficult by Ella’s body. She was born in a boy’s body and now lives as a girl.  She’s transgendered.   Jess Tucker sticks her neck out for a stranger—the buzz is someone in the dorm is a trans girl. So Tucker {Read More}

Book Themed Halloween Party!

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I’ve been very busy hosting parties lately. Just recently we hosted a Witches and Warlocks tea party! Everyone came dressed in costume, even a few parents; kids love it when parents participate in dress up. So do I!   We had so much fun at the party. The book I read  (see lower right) is called I Want to be a Witch by Ian Cunliffe.   We tossed potions into a witches hat, picked creepy bugs and other gross things {Read More}

World Polio Day #endpolio

End Polio Now

Every year, World Polio Day provides an opportunity to recognize the importance of polio eradication efforts. Every October 24, success stories in the fight against polio are highlighted to encourage worldwide support in the movement to end polio. With your support, we can #endpolio once and for all. We’re this close.      

How to Find a Diverse Book #WeNeedDiverseBooks


The folks at #WeNeedDiverseBooks made this infographic that I think is very helpful when searching for multicultural books. Have you read any of the books on this list? I’ve only read Brown Girl Dreaming and Proxy and Two Boys Kissing. Guess I need to get busy!

The Fall by Stephen Cost BLOG TOUR


“…forced to live a life filled with human emotions and moral judgments, but also forced to take lives to feed our undying hunger…” THE FALL By: Stephen Cost Pages: 314 Genre: Thriller/Fiction/Mystery   For thousands of years, Death walked behind the dark veil of the living, waiting to ferry the dead. That is, until the day that Death took a life for pleasure rather than duty. On that day, the first Reaper fell to Earth. Now, Reapers live among us, craving the {Read More}

Five Reasons Why You Should Read Press Play by @eric_devine


  In the spirit of full disclosure I want to say that I agreed to read and review this book because even though the main character is a white male and there’s been a lot of white male protagonist dissing going on in the diversity community I feel this story is important to tell.  And here’s why this story is important; Overweight hero Hazing (need I say more?) Bullying Sexual harassment Suicide Now if those topics don’t merit attention then {Read More}

The Ford 99 Test with @eric_devine author of Press Play

Tomorrow I’ll post my review of Press Play by my new BFF Eric Devine. Today, however, I wanted to have a little fun and share the test that I gave to Eric. See, Eric is high school teacher so I thought he might be keen on TAKING  a test, rather than GIVING the tests. Naturally, he could not not say no to my incessant nagging charms and consented to take the Ford 99 Test. I love the Ford 99 Test {Read More}