Here’s the weekly round-up of bookish news and articles that I found interesting. And it’s barely more than the first scoop of what’s available out there. Reading a Book a Week Part of the way I typically try to achieve my yearly goal of 50 books a year is by reading a book a week. [...]
The internet is beginning to buzz again. Do you feel it? Do you feel the growing excitement as planes, trains, and buses are booked, hotels fill up and passes are bought? It’s because it’s getting close to that time of the year again, for one of the largest publishing conferences around: Yes, the Book Expo [...]
Near the end of The Great Gatsby, Jordan repeats a comment that was shared earlier on by Nick: “…a bad driver was only safe until she met another bad driver…” (186; earlier comment 63) Well, I guess you could say The Great Gatsby was full of these bad drivers. Once they hit the road, they [...]
Describe Of Sea and Stone in six words.
Atlantis, steampunk, sunlight, seawater, secrets, romance.
What books have you read and loved lately?
I am almost finished with Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, and it’s an absolute delight. Witty, immersive, and utterly compelling fantasy that reminds me very much of my beloved Megan Whalen Turner books.
Ice cream or cake?
Ice cream cake, of course! It’s the best of both worlds.
The beauty of being slow to read an amazing story is that you have the ability to go straight to your bookshelf and pick up the sequel.
The beauty of an amazing story is that it causes you to lose all track of time and makes you angry at any distraction.
As I was reading this book, I would be shocked that I was already at my bus stop. I wo
Here’s the weekly round-up of bookish news and articles that I found interesting. And it’s barely more than the first scoop of what’s available out there. (This was a slow news week.) One Way to Battle Censorship? Pose Nude A member of one of France’s political parties spoke out against a book that was recently [...]
Excerpt from The Breeders by Katie French
When the dust cloud appears, we know they are coming.
My mama and I spy the cloud churning up the road at the same time. Her potato peeler clatters to the porch floor, sending goose flesh over my arms. I stare at the cloud kicked up by dozens of approaching tires and then back to my mother. There’s no mistaking it. The fear is written on her face.
She grips my shoulder, hand already shaking. “Get in the cellar.” Her face tightens. “Now.”
Her rocking chair scrapes against the porch floorboards. She yanks open the screen door and runs into the house, yelling for my brother.
I haven’t posted an update on the book club for a few months. The main reason for my silence? I’ve been bad and haven’t finished a book club book since October. There, I said it. I admitted it. I’m not proud of this. I LOVE my book club. It is comprised of some really awesome women [...]
I’m very excited to share with you a post written by a friend of Christina and I–Ellen! Make her feel welcome and enjoy her very insightful post on the merits of a reread! – Michelle The Reread Stuck in the in-betweens of finishing a new read and deciding what to pick next? Consider the reread. Pick [...]
The Weekly Word is a feature where I highlight a word that I stumbled over in a book, explain where it was found and what it actually means. Reading can expand your vocabulary as long as you don’t allow the same words to continue to trip you up.
I promise that this feature is not inaccurately named and that the gap since the last time I posted will not be a pattern. Of course, promises of that kind are bound to get broken, but it’s a definite goal of mine! This time I’m reading a new book and have found quite a lot of words in there worthy of highlighting!