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

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

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

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