Starting with books for younger readers and working my way up to books that I hope to share with the youth in my life as they mature.
I work in a bookstore, so it's pretty safe to say that I love books. I'm not obsessed with books like some people I have met, but I do really love a great book... especially when it's a book about books. I think that anyone who really loves books gets a bit of a thrill from when reading about other bibliophiles.
I pride myself on being someone who reads books that not everyone else has read. I love being able to share my unique finds with customers and friends. All of these books are special in their own way. Some are very well-known, while others are hidden gems. I can't wait to see what other people have... Continue Reading →
I am lucky enough to have talented friends who are willing to write guest blogs for me when they feel passionately about a particular book. This guest blog is written by Scotto Williams, the often irreverent and always hilarious man behind scottowilliams.com and @scottowilliams When I first cracked open Blake Crouch’s new novel, Dark Matter, I was expecting something like a... Continue Reading →
You all know my weakness for books about books, so it should come as no surprise that I had to read The Invisible Library. I wrote about it in a Wishlist Wednesday not long ago, and actually preordered it just to make sure I had it on hand the moment it was released. Synopsis: Irene... Continue Reading →
I'm always interested in books that feature crazy people... maybe because I'm a bit crazy myself. Add to that the possibility of reading a classic retelling and I was hooked on The Madman's Daughter from the start... it just took me a few years to finally get around to reading this one. Synopsis: Juliet has... Continue Reading →
Since the June OwlCrate theme is 'royalty', and it was hinted that some of the content might be related to Red Queen and The Lunar Chronicles, I figured I should at least read one of the books that was mentioned. Red Queen has been promoted a lot lately in my store, so I figured I... Continue Reading →
The Outfits - The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1) I think most girls become interested in steampunk because of the outfits. I mean, lets be honest, those dresses are beautiful and the little hats are adorable. But there are also some really awesome practical outfits, like leather flight suits with aviator goggles... Continue Reading →
There was something about the title of this book that made me curious, so I decided to read this cute middle-grade book while on my break at work. I needed to know... who, or what, was the The Fourteenth Goldfish! Is it just a goldfish, or is it more? Synopsis: Sixth grade is a big change for... Continue Reading →
I'll be honest... when I first saw the cover for The Wild Robot I just thought it was going to be another short picture book. Peter Brown's other books have all been for younger readers, so it was a pretty safe assumption. So I was really surprised when it came in and turned out to... Continue Reading →