HOW TO: Start a Book Club

Unpopular advice & ideas, from your typical bookworm

The main thing you need to know before you start your book club, is your intentions (hopes, aspirations, etc.) for your book club, community, group, and so on.  Before you make any life changing decisions, you need to sit down and think through what it is that you want and where you want to go with this idea. Find a pen and paper and ask yourself the following questions:

1.What do you hope to get out of this book club? (new books, new friends, being able to share your love for books with others, intellectual growth, stepping out of your safe zone, or any other aspiration you wish to have.)

2.How do you plan on scheduling your book club with school and/or work? Do you have enough time to lead your club? If not, who do you think can? Do you think you can commit to your book club?

3.Who will take responsibility of this book club? Who will be in charge of scheduling meetings? Is having a presiden…

First Read of the Year: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed

I started my 2018 reading challenge. Last year I did 25, and I actually completed my challenge (which did not happen in 2016). So, I decided that every year I'm going to add 5 more books to each reading challenge I make. It's seems like an easy way to accomplish the challenge, due to my job I need to find easy ways on doing stuff since it takes most of my time--being a teacher isn't fun sometimes.

My first read of 2018  is The Nowhere Girls by author Amy Reed, and so far I am enjoying it so so much. It's definitely something different from what I normally read, but it's such a good different. It influences you in a way that you feel the need to expand the knowledge of rape culture among the younger generation. This is the type of book that should be read in schools, college, hell it should be read by adults as well. I'm looking forward to finishing this wonderful book.

My review will be uploaded as soon as I'm done, so if you would like to see my progress,…

2018's Most Anticipated Book Releases

A brand new year has begun, and a brand new reading challenge is on its way. But, before we can start deciding how many books we are going to read, we are going to need to find out what are the most anticipated books to be released in 2018.

Of course, there are so, so, so many books to be released, but in this list there are only a couple of them. Also on this list, I'll be adding some books that have already published on the month of January, so basically, this week. (So AWESOME!)

So, without further or do, here are some of the books to be released this year!

Book: The Hazel Wood
Author: Melissa Albert
Date Release: January 30th


Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: her mother …

My 5 Favorite Reads of 2017

2017 is almost coming to an end. It was a year of great moments, but difficult ones as well. It was a year that changed my life completely, but that didn't stop me from doing the things I love. I haven't had a lot of time to read much, but I did managed to put a couple of hours of reading on my busy schedule.

So far I've read 25 books this year, not much, it's practically nothing, but the thing is, that was my goal this year. I decided on 25 books because I knew that I wasn't going to have time to read 100. Even though I didn't started the year with a job, eventually I got one, and it took over my entire time. My weekends were filled with grading papers and making class plans, so yeah, I had not life during 2017, but whenever I managed to get some reading in my schedule, I read great books, I even re-read some too, but even though I liked some, didn't mean I was crazy about all of them.

So today I bring you, my 5 favorite reads of 2017!

They are not displa…