Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Google Doodles

Happy (super) Belated New Year’s! (And Christmas and Thanksgiving and whatnot too…) I’m jumping back into blogging with this week’s freebie Top Ten – thanks as always to The Broke and Bookish for hosting! Because this is a freebie week and my first post in about three months, (where has winter gone?!), I’ve decided to … More Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Literary Google Doodles

Here’s Why I’m Excited About the CW’s “Little Women” Reboot

I’m taking an unpopular stand today, folks, as you’ve probably already guessed from the title of this post. The CW has been getting a lot of flak the last couple of weeks for an upcoming reboot of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It’s been billed as ‘gritty’ and ‘dystopic’, with the girls being changed from … More Here’s Why I’m Excited About the CW’s “Little Women” Reboot

The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?

When I mention that I own an online bookshop, and that someday I’d like to have a brick-and-mortar location, people usually make some kind of crack about bookstores being obsolete and “haven’t you ever heard of Kindles?” But this debate as to whether or not books are truly disappearing seems to be constantly in flux. … More The Problem of Books: Disappearing or Revitalized?

Friday Faves: 5 Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

It’s officially the spookiest time of the year and no author, living or otherwise, is spookier than Edgar Allan Poe. With an impressive collection of short stories and poems and a gruesome, disturbing life story, Poe is the quintessential horror writer. His classic works have inspired many artists in the 150 odd years since his … More Friday Faves: 5 Edgar Allan Poe Book Covers

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Who Was She? Agatha Christie was born on this day, September 15, in 1890. Her first literary success was in 1920 when she published a novel featuring Poirot, the detective character that would stay with her for decades. Known to mystery lovers as the Queen of Crime, Agatha published 91 books, 80 of which were … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Agatha Christie

Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Mary Shelley

Who Was She? Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797 to parents William Godwin and 18th-century women’s activist, Mary Wollstonecraft. At 19 years old, she married Percy Shelley, a Romantic poet with strong political themes in his work. Perhaps the most famous account of the couple is that of the summer they spent with … More Drinks with Rad Historical Women: Mary Shelley