Sneak Peek: The Girl in the Tower

I seriously can’t wait to read this one.  After reading The Bear and the Nightingale I was disappointed to find out it was a series. I thought the first one ended well and was ready to let that be “The End.” There were many plot holes but to me they worked.m because they seemed to work […]

Nonfic Feature – January: Mastermind by Maria Konnikova

From the jacket: No fictional character is more renowned for is powers of thought and observation than Sherlock Holmes. But is his extraordinary intellect merely a gift of fiction or can we learn to cultivate these abilities ourselves to improve our lives at work and home? We can, says psychologist and journalist Maria Konnikova, and […]

Now Featuring: Non-fictional Reads

Looking back on past posts and thinking about all of my good intentions for 2017, I realized that I haven’t reviewed non-fictional reads as much as I read them. Or skim them. Because I’ve skimmed through a lot. I think it’s partly because non-fictional reads are denser than fictional reads so it either takes me much […]

Biblio 411: Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)

Author: Gayle Forman Released: August 20, 2013 Published by: Speak Read: October 2013 Reread: April 2016 The Hook: The dust jacket. Not the cover, but the small little . . . hook on the inside of the cover. You know what I’m talking about. That little hook read: When sheltered American good girl Allyson first encounters laid-back Dutch actor Willem at an […]

Biblio 411: The Boy Next Door

#SpoilerAlert – Proceed at your own risk Author: Meg Cabot Released: October 2005 Published by: Avon Read: December 13, 2015 The Hook: It was a recommend on the epistolary novel list >> here Meg Cabot has been a favorite of mine since I read the Princess Diaries a couple of years ago. Every book I’ve picked up […]

Biblio 411: Fangirl

Spoiler Alert – Proceed at your own risk. Author: Rainbow Rowell Release Date: September 10th, 2013 Published by: St. Martin’s Press The Hook: Eleanor & Park was awesome! And so was Attachments. Okay, the fact that I haven’t reviewed this book yet is appalling. I read this last September and really enjoyed it, but it seems I never got […]