Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome ErinWrites!

Hey all! As readers of this blog know I am a mom of a young girl and I am also trying to finish a novel. Reading is something I love and I love to promote good books. But "My Pile of Books" is just too big for me to get through on my own and bring you as many reviews as I want to.

Guinevere has been helping me out, and now we are pleased to announce the newest member of our MPB team! ErinWrites!

Take it away Erin!

In college I took a class in Young Adult lit and fell in love with YA books. Authors like Graham Salisbury and Lois Lowry had me on the edge of my seat.

After graduating, I took that passion for YA lit and pushed reading in my classroom. Instead of the normal written book report, I had the kids hand me their chosen book. Then I'd pick a page and read a half of a paragraph. My students were challenged to explain to me what was going on in the scene, the conflict, the movement in the plot, how the characters were changing a that point, and more. Reading became a dialogue between me and the students and a place where I found we connected best.

I took to reading 3-4 YA novels a week, to keep up with my students and be able to give the best recommendations. I haven't stopped since then. And now I'm a full fledged book addict.

What can I bring to the blog? I can read any book and tell you two or three more that you'll love if you liked that one.


Thanks so much Erin! With how much you are able to do and read I know you will be a valuable asset to MPB!


TerryLynnJohnson said...

Can't wait for more awesomeness from this blog. Way to go Erin!

Larissa said...

Yay! Welcome, Erin! :)

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