About Me and My Blog

Welcome to my blog!  My name’s Sarah (Mrs. Andersen) and I’m a high school English teacher with a passion for both reading YA and connecting it with my students.  I fell in love with young adult lit the summer of 2006 when I took Young Adult Literature with Dr. Steffel at Central Michigan University.  I think I read about 20 books in six weeks and I haven’t stopped reading since!

I love this wedding picture 🙂


Every chance I get, I encourage my students to read.  One of my favorite things to hear is “I actually read this, Mrs. Andersen!  I’ve never read a book from cover to cover before.”  It never gets old 🙂  The reading never stops, and each year I challenge myself to read more than the previous year so I can introduce my students to more great books.

I created this blog to incorporate technology into my teaching, but mostly to give my students a place to discuss the books they’re reading (through topics, articles, etc).  Since the summer of 2010 I’ve been blogging and reviewing books on a regular basis.  I love what my blog has become because it’s a way for me to let my students (and others) know outside of my classroom more about the books I’m reading.  I booktalk the books I read with my students, but with my blog they get a more detailed version of my booktalk.  Many of my teaching friends have also been using my blog as a resource in their classroom.  How cool is that?!  And one of the biggest reasons I love blogging- Who doesn’t love talking about great books?!

Me (right) & Linds (BFF) in T.C.

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