...you finish a novel! Of course, you're never really "done" with a novel until it's been printed, but I can confidently say that for the first time ever I have finished writing and editing (two rounds) of a novel that I wrote for NaNoWriMo last year. I didn't realize how difficult it would be… Continue reading That wonderful moment when…
The tale of Rumpelstiltskin is one of my absolute favorites so when I learned that Naomi Novik had written a short story in a collection of retold fairy tales, I hurriedly picked it up and read it. The book was The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. Then I discovered… Continue reading Review: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
I received Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty from Macmillan and Aladdin from W.W. Norton, both as Advanced Reader Copies in exchange for an honest review. I was super thrilled to receive both of these copies. I had never read a Liane Moriarty book and this was the perfect excuse to pick one up, and… Continue reading TWO Upcoming Titles!
I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from W.W. Norton Publishers. I was excited to read this because of the great reviews I was hearing about it. The premise for this book is that Rachel can't die, but she wants to. After living two thousand years and watching children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, lovers, husbands,… Continue reading Upcoming Books: Eternal Life by Dara Horn
In Baltimore, Maryland, 1944, Tess DeMillo finds herself pregnant and alone. Her only way of escape is to break off her engagement to the love of her life and marry the father of the baby which forces her to leave her hometown and move to Hickory, North Carolina. Married to a complete stranger, she soon… Continue reading Book Review: The Stolen Marriage by Diane Chamberlain
I received this book as an Advanced Readers Copy from Penguin Random House and I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to read it before its publication. I originally had applied for the book because the publisher was giving away a black canvas bag with the cover art on it and it… Continue reading Upcoming Books: “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin
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!
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
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
Today marks a very important date for Tolkien fans. On September 24, 2014, Tolkien wrote his first poem which would launch his Middle-earth saga. He wrote it in the trenches of World War I and because of that it had an immense personal attachment for him. As I mentioned in an earlier post from this… Continue reading Tolkien Week: A Personal Journey