Fave Books

Oct 24, 2017 by Tiffany Brooks
Hard--no, impossible--to choose my favorite books, but here's a list of the ones I routinely recommend. I've only found one lone soul who appreciates The Silent Land as much as I do (thx, K!) so if you love it too, let me know. We'll start a club.

Summer Travel Programs for Teens: Get Out and Explore the World

Sep 16, 2017 by Tiffany Brooks

It's never too early to plan for next summer. In Reality Gold, one of the character's next adventure is a community service trip working with sea turtles in Costa Rica. That program really exists, and there are plenty more like it: hike Mt. Kilimanjaro, skydive in Fiji, work with elephants in Thailand, study whales in Australia…if only these things existed when I was younger. Well, I probably would have said no thanks and read a book instead, but still! It would have been nice to have the option. But if you're more adventurous than I was, and this sort of summer travel/service/adventure is for you, here are some great programs to look into.

Beyond YA

Jan 19, 2017 by Tiffany Brooks
For anyone ready to go beyond YA, here’s a list of books with crossover appeal, and I swear you will not be disappointed if you start with either of my two faves: The Magicians and Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Plenty more on this list to love just as much. 

Treasure Map

Aug 16, 2016 by Tiffany Brooks
Think you can find the treasure before Riley? Here's the map. Give it a shot: 

So You Want To Be A Star?

Jun 05, 2016 by Tiffany Brooks

Every time a reality show comes on tv, I spend half the show wondering how the contestants even knew how to audition for the show in the first place. Various family members swear if only they knew how to audition, they'd be on that baking show, building fires on that survival show or running naked and unafraid through the woods. I never believe them, so if they ever decide to prove me wrong, I found a list of casting sites for all kinds of reality shows. As for me, no thank you. I'll just bring my laptop and observe.