Book Review: Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Serafina returned in the third installment of Robert Beatty's epic Biltmore series and she did not disappoint. I love the imagination that went into the creation of this character and her story. I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, an easy hour drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and I absolutely obsess… Continue reading Book Review: Serafina and the Splintered Heart by Robert Beatty

Upcoming Books: Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone

I received Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone as an Advanced Reader's Copy from W.W. Norton in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! I loved this book. It had a very Sherlock Holmes-ish feel to it. I enjoy a good mystery and this book contained all the proper elements of a classic whodunnit. This book… Continue reading Upcoming Books: Deadly Cure by Lawrence Goldstone

Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

I really enjoyed this book. It is a new book that was published June of this year. I listened to the audio and thoroughly enjoyed it. The book goes back and forth between the lives of two women navigating life in the midst of two different world wars. Charlie is a 19-year-old unmarried pregnant college… Continue reading Book Review: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

Themes & Treats Book Club: A Book That Intimidates You

What makes a book intimidating? It could be how big the book is. I'm sorry, Moby Dick is how long? Or maybe it's the subject matter. Let's face it, a book on philosophy is not everybody's cup of tea. Whatever the reason, there are millions of books that intimidate readers of all ages and backgrounds,… Continue reading Themes & Treats Book Club: A Book That Intimidates You

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