My Year of Epic Rock @ BEA

Attending this year’s Book Expo was so delightful. It’s great to be around so many people who like to read, write and/or talk about books. It was fun to see what’s

Day 1 at BEA

Last year was my first time attending the massive BookExpo America conference, held at  the scenic (cough cough) Javits Center in NYC. I staggered around, totally overwhelmed and confused. It’s massive!

Getting the ball rolling

A big thanks to the bloggers who helped kick off the My Year of Epic Rock  cover reveal last Friday (just in time for Food Allergy Awareness Week). After a long period of

My Year of Epic Rock — cover reveal!

    If life was like a song…   Nina Simmons’ song would be You Can’t Always Eat What You Want. (Peanut allergies, ugh). But that’s okay, because as her best friend Brianna

Classrooms cutting down on treats during the school day

I was pleasantly surprised to hear about a school district in Connecticut banning outside foods for parties in the classroom. It’s actually not because of allergies that I’m happy, but

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and banning books for teens

I started picking my own books, with little to no supervision, by the time I was 11. That’s about when I stopped having any supervision in general, so no big

Who’s reading YA books?

This is interesting. I knew that adults were big buyers of YA, but I had no idea just how big. According to Publishers Weekly, “Readers 18 and older accounted for

Happy Easter!

Hoping everyone has a happy Easter and Passover. Don’t forget allergy-friendly desserts (like this fruit salad).

The (food allergy) matrix

This Boston Globe article is full of good info about dining out with food allergies, with an emphasis on what certain Massachusetts establishments are doing. Led by chef Ming Tsai,

Eleanor & Park, the movie

What’s great about the news that Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park will be made into a film, scheduled to start shooting in 2015? 1. More people will read this excellent