Welcome to My Book Bag!

I'm Susan Aikens. Welcome to my blog about kids' books, My Book Bag. I'm one of those people who is always "selling" books to friends, relatives, and even to strangers in bookstores who mistake me for an employee. This blog is an extension of that. Here you'll find impartial reviews of new and time-tested fiction and non-fiction books for kids, ages 6 through teen. I'll also let you know about promising new authors and emerging trends in children's literature. Hopefully, you'll find these reviews helpful as you select titles for your child, your classroom, or yourself.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Goodreads reading challenge

Well, we're 5 days into the new year & I'm a month into my new job.  I've been rather busy for the last few weeks with the holiday travel, family, & the new employment gig with the 2 hour round-trip commute.  Now, I have to get back into the habit of reading, writing, & reviewing on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for updates. 

By the way, a great New Year's resolution is to take the Goodreads challenge by pledging to read a specific number of books in 2012.  I've pledged to read 25 books this year. Two books a month seems an attainable goal.  Check it out at Goodreads.com or on Facebook.  While you're there, make sure to friend me.


  1. I did the Goodreads reading challenge too. 25 books seems like a good goal. I'm sure I overgoaled myself! I'm currently working on book #1 and #2. Can I count one of the books if I've read it already? ;)

  2. I keep a card of books I read and last year it totaled over 100 :D hoping to out do myself this year