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

Happy Hobbit Day!

I think we all have that one book that spoke louder to us than any other book we've read. A book that inspired us, sparked a fire within us and transported us to new worlds far beyond our imagination. For millions of people, myself included, across several generations and continents, that book was and is… Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day!

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

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

Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

I want to open this review by saying that I read this for my book club because our March theme will be "Page to Screen."  My challenge to participants was to read a book that has been made into a movie, then watch the movie.  Compare, contrast, and just make general observations.  I wanted to… Continue reading Book Review: Still Alice by Lisa Genova