Summer has just begun, and one of my favorite things about this time of year are the many new books that come out. I love a good “beach read,” and will strongly stand behind that term as a very positive thing. What could be better than reading a book while watching the waves crash on … More Happy Summer! My Favorite Books to Bring to the Beach
Few things are better than reading a book you absolutely love and cannot put down. But there is something even cooler about falling in love with a book you never expected to enjoy. I read a lot, and try to get my hands on anything that might seem interesting, but admittedly I am usually drawn to … More Tuesday Top 10: Best Books I Didn’t Expect to Love
I’m always on the hunt for new books to read, and new places to find them. My husband and I frequent our local library, and we’re always on the lookout for new books from authors we love, and books by new authors we’ve never heard of. I had heard about Book of the Month before, and decided … More Book of the Month: My Experience So Far
It’s officially April! Which makes me happy for many reasons: it’s finally starting to feel like spring, the days are getting longer, and it is National Poetry Month! For most of my adult life, e.e. cummings has been my favorite poet, and I would still say that today. I’ve always been drawn to his unique … More Happy National Poetry Month!
My book type of choice has always been the novel, but I continually find myself being drawn to short story collections. I love absorbing a small piece of a new world, and I am always impressed with an author’s ability to deliver powerful, moving narratives in such a short length, ones that stick with you … More Short But Sweet: My Favorite Short Story Collections
With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite romances that I have read over the past few years. I am a sucker for a good love story, especially one that pairs humor with heart, and of course, has a satisfying ending. Last year, I … More My Favorite Romance Reads for The Month of Love
Margaret Atwood has been one of my favorite authors for over ten years, when I first read Cat’s Eye and could not put it down. I was (and still am) drawn to Atwood’s haunting attention to detail, her keen awareness of place and its power to shape the people who inhabit it, and her ability to move between realistic fiction … More Author Spotlight: Margaret Atwood