The Best Horror Stories EVER: Classic vs. Contemporary

You know what the worst question ever is? What’s your favorite book? Yep. Every book lover knows what I’m talking about. Someone finds out you like to read and they immediately seek to know what single volume you value above all others. Seriously, never ask a bookworm this question. It is literally impossible to answer … More The Best Horror Stories EVER: Classic vs. Contemporary

Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is to come up with ten ‘bookish things I want to or have quit.’ I struggled with this one because usually I’m more likely to have bookish habits I want to start: finishing books in a timely manner, branching out into new authors and genres, etc. So finally I … More Four Books I Never Finished and Six I’m Probably Not Going to Start

Banned Books Week: 10 Gorgeous Covers from Forbidden Books

Every year for the duration of Banned Books Week in September, all of the books listed in Strawberry Moon that have ever been banned go on sale. This year is bittersweet, of course, because there are currently no listings in the shop, due to the horrible fire that claimed my home and the inventory of … More Banned Books Week: 10 Gorgeous Covers from Forbidden Books

On the Syllabus: My Favorite College Reads, Part Two

Last week, I wrote a post about my favorite assigned college reading. (Thanks again to Megan at Hepburn’s Pixie Crop for the idea!) But that post featured a pretty gaping hole: not a single book from my major! That’s because Art History assigned reading is generally articles or chapters, not books. So today I’m finishing … More On the Syllabus: My Favorite College Reads, Part Two

On the Syllabus: My Favorite College Reads, Part One

Please note: this post was scheduled. Unfortunately, posts will be temporarily on hold due to the fires in Lake County. My family is safe, but we are dealing with the loss of our home and taking care of things. Keeping everyone affected by this tragedy in my thoughts. First off, this is apparently my 100th … More On the Syllabus: My Favorite College Reads, Part One

Book Review: Behind the Shattered Glass (#8, Lady Emily Series)

The Bare Bones: Title: Behind the Shattered Glass Author: Tasha Alexander Genre: Mystery, Historical Fiction Time Period: Late 19th Century Settings: Derbyshire, England The Flagrant Opinions: Favorite character: Lady Emily Hargreaves. This is kind of a no-brainer because she’s the main character in not just this book, but the entire series that precedes it. But … More Book Review: Behind the Shattered Glass (#8, Lady Emily Series)