Why I Believe Phones Belong in Schools

Why I Believe Phones Belong in Schools

A colleague recently shared this Huffington Post article about why phones shouldn’t be used in schools. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen the article and it’s not the first article bemoaning the distraction of cell phones in schools. The topic of phones in school is nothing new. It’s a debate we’ve been having for years. I was in high school when everyone started getting cell phones and that was over ten years ago! Here we are in 2016 and we’re still having this debate. I’m not writing this post to negate any research out there or to downplay the […]


Coming Soon: August 2016

Posted July 31, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Coming Soon: August 2016

Coming Soon is a monthly in which I choose my top five book releases for the following month. It doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be reading them as soon as they come out, but I’ll be keeping an eye on them and hopefully getting to them one day. August was a tough month, I have over twenty new releases on my list for this month, so choosing my top five wasn’t easy. I really tried to stick with the books I’m most interested in reading and possibly adding to the library. I was lucky enough to grab a copy of this […]


Quick Picks: Spring 2016

Posted July 25, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Quick Picks: Spring 2016

Here are five awesome books and comics I read during the Spring months. I honestly didn’t read much since I was getting married and moving into a new apartment. I did manage to get to a few great things though. A Silent Voice is one of the first manga series I’ve come across that includes a deaf character (the other I know of is Gangsta, which is a fantastic VIZ Signature publication for mature readers). It’s one of the reasons I decided to read it. The first volume depicts Shoya as a merciless bully. He’s difficult to like, but certainly a […]


Coming Soon! July 2016

Posted July 11, 2016 in Books & Reading / 1 Comment
Coming Soon! July 2016

Coming Soon is a (sort of) monthly feature in which I highlight my five most-anticipated book releases of the month.  Just like everyone else on the planet, I’m anticipating the new Harry Potter book. To be perfectly honest, I have mixed feelings about this. It’s a play so it’s not going to read like the books at all. Still, it’s Harry Potter. I’m just going to keep my expectations down so that I don’t get disappointed. The story itself sounds really interesting to me, though. We shall see! Admittedly, I didn’t finish Beth Revis’s Across the Universe series (though I’m […]


Quick Picks: GLBT Book Month!

Posted June 28, 2016 in Books & Reading / 0 Comments
Quick Picks: GLBT Book Month!

It’s GLBT Book Month! I’ve almost dropped the ball due to a pretty busy June, but I thought I should post some quick picks for anyone looking for GLBT books to celebrate by reading. After all, you should be reading books with queer characters all year, not just in June! These are some great books I’ve read and recommend that are about GLBT characters and some that are written by GLBT authors. Enjoy and Happy Pride! This is one of the most important books of the year. It’s the first YA book I’m aware of with a transgender main character […]