Rachael Nisenkier

I am too old for Percy Jackson. I’m okay with that. But I think it’s important to start off this review with a qualification: Percy Jackson is not Harry Potter, it’s not the The Hunger Games, it’s not even Twilight. Which is to say, it’s not a careful examination of adult themes through the guise […]

  Kelly Bedard

On my recent vacation I finally got the chance to catch up on some reading I’ve meaning to do for a very long time: at the top of the list, The Hunger Games. My Bookshelf guru Rachael loves the books and I’m more than psyched for the upcoming movie, so when the time came for […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Oh hey, new images of Peeta and Gale from the upcoming Hunger Games adaptation. I, personally, love them. I stand by my (cautious) belief that the seemingly look-blind casting approach that led to a naturally blond Katniss, dark haired Peeta, and Viking God-related Gale will lead to a movie cast with actors who actually can […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

One of the unfortunate side effects to being addicted to young adult literature, particularly of the Sci Fi-Fantasy variety is you occasionally get sucked into a story that the whole time makes you feel like a fool. Lots of YA Lit is great, well-written stuff. But a lot of it (like any genre) is boring, […]

Books, Music and Love Stories…sigh
  Kelly Bedard

We’ve been trying to find the most fitting way of introducing My Bookshelf readers to our newest site, My Music. Lo and behold, the perfect answer fell into our laps. Here, in a joint-feature with My Music, is the best song ever written! (okay, slight exaggeration, but it’s fantastic and wonderfully literarily dorky).

  Rachael Nisenkier

Welcome to a new recurring feature over here at MyBookshelf. Quick Hits is a monthly feature that will allow us at MyBookshelf to share a little bit about some books that we love, whether they be classic favorites or new discoveries. Rather than providing long reviews, these quick hits will give you just a little […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Young Adult novels are like catnip for me. I eat them up like they’re about to disappear, and during the process I sink inside of them and stretch out like I’m meant to live there. Because of this, I read A LOT of young adult fiction, and even the worst of it tends to hold […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s taken me just under a month to post on Mockingjay, the final installment of Suzanne Collins unparalleled trilogy, after having finished it. It wasn’t for lack of passion. But although I may have consumed the novel like a cheeseburger after a Yom Kippur, I wanted to let it slowly ruminate in my mind for […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think there’s a good subset of fans who consider Chamber of Secrets the weakest of the series. I have always been a part of this group. So it was with a mixture of determination and resolve that I approached re-reading the second book as part of my quest to re-read the whole series and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think people who grew up when I did take for granted the idea of EVENT books. I spent most of my adolescence waiting with baited breath for one Harry Potter book or the other. Add to that the insane, giggly phenomena that is Twilight, and kids starting from the late 90s on were used […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Perhaps it seems redundant to you to read yet another article about Harry Potter, especially three years after the final book came out. However, one of the singular joys of being a Harry Potter fan for me has been the ability to revisit these books throughout my life and discover new and exciting things about […]