The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Whenever I go to the beach I make sure to bring enough books to read. This summer, however, I knew I had a goal of twelve books as well as the May, June, and July books for the bookclub I'm in. That's fifteen books for an entire summer, over half of what I usually read … Continue reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Blind Date With a Book – Title Reveal

Back at the end of July I went shopping with my friend DeAnna in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina. We visited one of my favorite bookstores named Malaprops. They have an entire wall dedicated to "Blind Date" books. Each novel is wrapped in brown packaging paper and instead of having a title or author written on … Continue reading Blind Date With a Book – Title Reveal

Blind Date With a Book

Being the lovable bookworm that I am, I tend to indulge in bookstores way more than I should. Case in point: Malaprop's Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville, North Carolina.  One shelf in Malaprop's, an independent, quirky bookstore, is reserved for something called "Blind Date With a Bookseller." The books are wrapped individually in brown packaging paper. … Continue reading Blind Date With a Book

This Summer’s Hottest Reads

Summer 2016 has plenty of popular books ready for you to stow away in your suitcase or sling in your backpack for time spent at any vacation spot. Here's what's hot now so you can read it before everyone else spoils the ending. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes What better way to start off … Continue reading This Summer’s Hottest Reads

Read “Star Sand” if You Liked…

The Island of the Blue Dolphins! I can't tell you how many times I read this book as a kid, either for my own enjoyment or for a class requirement. The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell is a tale of adventure that starts when a young Indian girl named Karana gets left … Continue reading Read “Star Sand” if You Liked…

Read This if You Liked…

The City of Ember! Does anyone else remember the movie that came out about five years ago? Wasn't much of a hit. But I clearly remember the book floating through my elementary school classrooms, being passed off from one curious child to the next. I even had to be put on a wait list at … Continue reading Read This if You Liked…

Read This if You Liked…

It's almost the end of February, which means it's time for another "Read This if You Liked..." post! I'm a die-hard Harry Potter fan. My college classes having nothing on Professor Flitwick's Charms class, my squad is the marauders (minus the turning into animals part), and I'd totally go to Hogwarts if they accepted FAFSA. … Continue reading Read This if You Liked…