Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin

I received an ARC of "Paris in the Present Tense" by Mark Helprin. Thank you to W.W. Norton. I really have a mixed review here. I have heard good things about Helprin's writing and I was not entirely disappointed on that front. On one side Helprin's writing is phenomenal. He has this incredible ability to… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “Paris in the Present Tense” by Mark Helprin

Introducing The Bibliophilia Co on Etsy

The Bibliophilia Co is a new shop on Etsy that specializes in upcycled book crafts. The shop is dedicated to breathing new life into books that have seen better days. Instead of watching them disintegrate from monuments of literature into decay, The Bibliophilia Co transforms them into new items such as eReader cases, coasters, bookmarks,… Continue reading Introducing The Bibliophilia Co on Etsy

November is National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness month. I am one of the leaders of the College, Career, and Coffee Book Club, a themed book club out of the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. More importantly, I am also adopted. I was adopted when I was two days old, so adoption is a topic… Continue reading November is National Adoption Awareness Month

October is National Reading Group Month

    October is National Reading Group Month, and what better way to celebrate than to read book club selections?! The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club at the Iredell County Public Library decided to read titles that have been selected by other book clubs. This includes the New York Times choices, Oprah’s Book Club,… Continue reading October is National Reading Group Month

Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

The College, Career, and Coffee Book Club is a monthly book club that meets at the Iredell County Public Library in Statesville, North Carolina. I've talked about the concept of a themed book club here, and it was very well received. If you are local to the Statesville area, STOP BY! Or join the discussion here… Continue reading Themed Book Club: September Blue Books

Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

This was a wonderful book that covers the very controversial topic of the North Carolina Eugenics Program which lasted until the 1970s; longer than any other state in the nation.  I had mixed emotions throughout this entire book. On the one hand, I was not opposed to the option of sterilization, especially for those women… Continue reading Book Review: Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain