Looking forward to 2021

It’s that time of year again.  The time of year where I get reflective about the year’s past (although is anyone really looking back at 2020 with anything other than disappointment, anger, and contempt?) and I start getting hopeful and excited about the year to come.   Last year at this time, I hadn’t written much … Continue reading Looking forward to 2021

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

On this blog, I try to talk about the books that make me happy, or lacking that, books that give me a strong emotional response that I feel that I just have to talk about.  I avoid sad subjects or books that I hate in order to promote a positive outlook on the world.  If … Continue reading One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

So, last week felt exceptionally long. With the debate raging in the United States if schools should reopen on time, I needed some fluffy romance novels to take my mind off real life. As it happened, I had a boatload waiting for me from NetGalley. Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade was the third one I … Continue reading Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade

Top 5 Not-Yet-Reviewed Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels

Writing about The Hating Game has made me think about the sheer number of enemies-to-lovers books I’ve read.  And how many I love!  So I consulted my partner-in-books, my BFF, who also LOVES this trope, to create a Top 5 list of our favorites!  This list is only comprised of books that haven’t (yet) appeared … Continue reading Top 5 Not-Yet-Reviewed Enemies-to-Lovers Romance Novels

An ode to… The Hunger Games

As a teen librarian, I often read books in which I’m not particularly interested.  I do this to be sure I have well rounded knowledge so I can recommend books for any child, regardless if they are my cup of tea or not.  I also read the popular stuff because, inevitably, I will have students … Continue reading An ode to… The Hunger Games

An ode to… Madeline Miller

About a week ago (or so), I had the luxury of attending a Facebook interview with Madeline Miller and a light bulb went off above my head.  YES!  Madeline Miller!  I love her books, I should blog about her.  I mean, I have never read a better book that combines my love of a good … Continue reading An ode to… Madeline Miller

An ode to… Kevin Kwan

Well Kevin Kwan is back! Well, I guess I should say that Kevin Kwan hasn't gone anywhere, but he's coming out with a new book which is super exciting for me! Haven't read his other books? Boy are you missing out. His first book, Crazy Rich Asians was such a riot! Seriously. I loved it … Continue reading An ode to… Kevin Kwan

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Given all that's going in the world today, I have been reading a lot of light-hearted romantic comedies. I mean, A LOT. One of the best I’ve come across recently is Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I was lucky enough to read this as an eARC (Thanks, Edelweiss) since it isn't set to … Continue reading Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Royal Countdown

Since I discovered that I had read 54 (54, seriously?!) royal books, I figured I could share my list of the Top Ten! Without further ado... The Royal Countdown! All the book covers plus a photo from The Tower of London of the British Crown jewels (I'm not that talented a photographer). Check it out, … Continue reading The Royal Countdown