If the title of this week’s blog post made you think I’m dying, don’t worry. I’m completely healthy. But this week’s book certainly has me thinking about how I’ll use the rest of my time on Earth, especially after experiencing the death calculator! Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned While Doing Stupid Stuff by Chip… Read More Countdown to My Death
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Happy holidays, everybody! My gift to you this week is a recommendation to read one of the best books I read in 2017: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Historical fiction doesn’t get any better than this, and I highly recommend… Read More Puzzle Mania!
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon I love a good romance, and I took the recommendation of Emily Hall, owner of a local indie bookshop called Main Street books, when I picked up this week’s book: When Dimple Met Rishi. Dimple Shah yearns to make a name for herself as a computer coder. As… Read More Will Roadtrip for Books
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis If you’re looking for a spooky book to read this Halloween, may I suggest The Female of the Species? Author Mindy McGinnis is also responsible for one of my favorite 2017-18 Gateway nominees called A Madness So Discreet; the girl knows how to write an edge-of-your-seat thriller. The Female of the… Read More This Blog Goes to the Dogs
It’s been a while since I lasted posted, but I hope to have several posts for you over the next few weeks! North of Happy by Adi Alsaid We are fast approaching the season of food. Thanksgiving is a month away, and if you celebrate Christmas like I do, you might already be searching for… Read More Get in My Belly!
I love it when other people share their own #plotdrivenlife experiences, and one of my favorite fellow librarians, Shannon Grieshaber, recently shared one with me in her own recent blog post. In my opinion, the coolest part about planning a #plotdrivenlife experience is that even if two people read the same book, no two experiences… Read More Balloons, Bonbons & Bacon
Unfortunately, I haven’t been living a very #plotdrivenlife lately. Mike and I bought a new house last month, and with the incredible support of my parents who flew in from Canada, we’ve been madly unpacking, cleaning and renovating the house to make it our own. We still have MANY projects to tackle, but we started… Read More Love Letter to a Bookstore
Heartless by Marissa Meyer This Alice in Wonderland spin-off is set in the peaceful, magical land of Hearts which is ruled by a buffoon-of-a-king who has his eyes on the regal Lady Catherine Pinkerton. “Cath” is the daughter of wealthy land owners who fall over themselves in an attempt to put their daughter on the… Read More Tea for Three
Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers If you were a fan of the 39 Clues book series, this 2017-18 Gateway Nominee might be a perfect choice for you. Avery VanDemere should want for nothing as she’s the granddaughter of a wealthy business owner with a million-dollar estate. However, Avery can’t wait until she’s eighteen and can… Read More Family Ties
When the worlds of Jack the Ripper and the Elephant Man collide, there’s no shortage of gore, ghosts and . . . good deeds? A Taste for Monsters by Matthew J. Kirby In 1888 London, Evelyn Fallow has seen her fair share of hardship. Orphaned and badly facially disfigured from her work in a match… Read More A Bloody Good Read