Bookish Questions – A Bookish Job?

A book/writing related job that you would love to do? When I was little, I always thought it would be fun to be a librarian, but then I discovered that they don’t just get to sit in the library and read all day.  It was real work, and those librarians don’t get to read all Read More …

6 Books to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to think about getting into the holiday spirit.  And for me, one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to read something festive.  So, today, I’m going to recommend 6 books to get you into the holiday Read More …

Bookish Questions – Out of Shelf Space?

What do you do when you run out of shelf space? If you’re a big fan of e-readers, you may never encounter this problem, but thanks to the recent creation of my own tiny human, I suddenly have a lot less space for books.  So, while I would like my collection of books to keep Read More …

Through the Sad Wood – A Review

I recently got a chance to read a review copy of Through the Sad Wood Our Corpses will Hang by Ava Farmehri.  So what’s this book about anyway? A Synopsis – At the age of 20, Sheyda Porrouya’s life is almost over. She was born in Iran on the day staunchly orthodox mullas declared the Read More …

Bookish Questions – What’s Your Favorite Halloween Read?

What’s your favorite Halloween read? Fall always seems like the perfect time to pick up a spooky book or two.  I keep meaning to get around to reading Slasher Girls & Monster Boys, which is a collection of spooky short stories that came out last year.  It feels like the perfect sort of read for Read More …

Book It!

Another month has gone by where I’ve only finished one book, but it was a good book. Soul Music Soul Music is the Terry Pratchett’s 16th novel about Discworld, and the 3rd to feature the anthropomorphic personification of death, who happens to be my favorite character on the Disc. In this particular novel, Death isn’t Read More …

Bookish Question – How do you get ARCS?

How do you get ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of books? Recently, the lovely Anna in Spain asked me how I got my ARC copies of books.  And that is a great question.  If you’re new to book reviewing, you probably don’t know where to start to get ARCs for review, which leaves you reviewing books Read More …

Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines Read More …