On Libraries and Going Back

On Libraries and Going Back

When I was younger, I spent as much time as I could at the local library. It was a small, wooden building shaded by a ton of trees, and looked like something out of The Shire. Inside was old and cozy, as libraries tend to be. I would convince my mom to drop me off there while she went food […]

8 Books To Read Outside This Summer

8 Books To Read Outside This Summer

Once the nice weather hits, it feels wrong not to be outside in it, enjoying every drop of sunshine that winter denied us. Obviously, I’m going to do so with a book (and probably iced coffee) in hand. Here are a few (or 8 to be specific) books that are best read paired with sunshine. The Nest by Cynthia Sweeney The Nest […]

A Ton of Hoopla For Hoopla: A Comic, Ebook and Audiobook Dream

A Ton of Hoopla For Hoopla: A Comic, Ebook and Audiobook Dream

I always see other readers and bloggers talking about Overdrive when it comes to checking out library books on their Kindle/iPad/whatevers. I’ve used it myself a few times now and it’s great, aside from the pretty limited (in my case) graphic novel and comic selection, and the clunky audio downloads. (One file at a time? WHY!) In a nutshell, it’s […]

3 Page-Turning Thrillers for Any Mood

3 Page-Turning Thrillers for Any Mood

Someday I’ll learn that I’m either starting and finishing three books in as many days, or I’m ready nothing for weeks, sometimes months. It happens. This week was the three-book kind of week, and I inhaled three thrillers, all by women, and all of them left me needing to know more, and when I finished, wondering how I would top […]

How do Author Blurbs Influence You?

How do Author Blurbs Influence You?

Recently, I’d had my eye on Kate Hamer’s The Girl in the Red Coat, because I can’t resist something with “The Girl…” in the title. (No one can at this point, right?) But still, I was hesitant to buy it because 1. It was a hardback and therefore pricey. 2. I hadn’t heard very much about it yet. But when I […]

10 Questions With Caroline Kepnes, Author of ‘You’

10 Questions With Caroline Kepnes, Author of ‘You’

Towards the end of last year, I picked up what quickly became one of my favorite books of the year: You by Caroline Kepnes. I flew through it, evangelized about it tirelessly, and fangirled hard on Twitter. While I’m typically not one to reach out to publishers and ask for ARCs, I simply had to when I found out that Joe Goldberg was […]