An ode to… the Cursebreakers series

So strap in everybody because the last book in Brigid Kemmerer’s Cursebreakers series was just released and I just finished it. As you may expect - this is me - I. Have. Opinions. Before we get to that, if you haven’t discovered Brigid Kemmerer, you should.  I have liked every book of hers I’ve read … Continue reading An ode to… the Cursebreakers series

Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

Hi everyone, it’s me - Mr. Librarian! Cheryl allowed me to write about one of my favorite books of 2020. What should you know about me? I’m a nerd, and the books I mostly read are biographies, histories, and occasionally sci-fi books. Most of the time Cheryl teases me about my book selection being super … Continue reading Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

The Jane Austen Experience

So, did you read my review last week about Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson? Well, you should (and I'm not like biased or anything.) Did you run out and order it like I did? OK, good. So while you're waiting for it to be released or (if you're reading this AFTER February 2021) … Continue reading The Jane Austen Experience

Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson

You should probably know that I am a total sucker for a Jane Austen retelling.  Or just Jane Austen.  Or books about Jane Austen.  Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books of all time with Sense and Sensibility and Emma not too far behind.  And I have the pleasure of saying that I … Continue reading Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson

Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

Happy 2021! Here's hoping that 2021 is a better year for all of us!! So I'm going to confess that I felt there was a lot of pressure for my first book of the year. I want to start the year off on the right foot and set a positive tone. But, that's a lot … Continue reading Love Lettering by Kate Clayborn

My 2020 Favorites

I know what you're thinking. "But Cheryl, didn't you already do a retrospective on 2020. You couldn't decide on your favorites so you highlighted all the books you reviewed published in 2020. Right?" Well, yes. But in the past year, I've been writing (somewhat) regularly and I've had a lot of fun. So in my … Continue reading My 2020 Favorites

Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

I purchased Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern a few months ago in preparation for a Hanukkah celebration that I knew would look so different from years past.  I was so excited to have a holiday novel that honored Hanukkah that I saved it to read during the eight nights of the holiday.  I’m so … Continue reading Miracles and Menorahs by Stacey Agdern

Looking back at 2020

So it's that time of year. The time when everyone tends to take stock of what they have accomplished in the past year. While many people make New Year's Resolutions, I have always avoided the practice. I tend to find that making those resolutions means I am setting myself up for failure. Instead, I like … Continue reading Looking back at 2020

An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

So I’ll be the first to admit that I came to Kerri Maniscalco later than many, many others.  See, I have this prejudice against James Patterson (I mean - unputdownable IS NOT A WORD!!! AAAAH)  and his imprint publishes Maniscalco’s books (well, it did, but now she'll be published elsewhere).  I know I shouldn’t judge … Continue reading An ode to… Kerri Maniscalco

In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren

I’m going to start out by saying that I almost never read Christmas books.  As a person who is Jewish, I make a conscious effort not to read Christmas books. Call it dedication to being different or an obstinate approach to a time of year that drives me crazy, but being Jewish at Christmastime is … Continue reading In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren