11 Instagrammers to Love from SheReads.com

Hey, hey! Look at this!  This fabulous new website SheReads.com (a member of the SparkPoint family - I'm sure you have heard of BookSparks!) included ME in a list of their "11 Instagrammers We Love! I gave them a list of my favorite books from 2017 to be included on the site, but didn't know … Continue reading 11 Instagrammers to Love from SheReads.com

My Life As a Pop Album by LJ Evans

Thanks to the author for providing me with copies of both books in this post for review purposes! I was so happy when she reached out to me on Twitter - these connections as a reviewer mean the world to me, but in no way influence my opinions of the books I read. You guys. … Continue reading My Life As a Pop Album by LJ Evans

New Adult Releases Jan 29 and Feb 1 2018

Thanks to publishers and authors for these complimentary review copies! Another wonderful group of new releases for January 29th and February 1st! I never knew until becoming a book reviewer that *almost* all books release on Tuesdays, but now when a book releases on a different day of the week I get all curious as … Continue reading New Adult Releases Jan 29 and Feb 1 2018

No Single Book Defines Me

I just inhaled a book between last night at 8 pm and this morning at 8 am and haven't stopped raving about it since. It's a romance. And it's written around the songs of a country/pop artist. And all the characters are White. And it's COUNTRY. And it's sappy and sentimental and sometimes overly dramatic. … Continue reading No Single Book Defines Me

The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

Thanks to Algonquin Books for the review copy of this book! Another fabulous nonfiction title that I just HAD to make time to share about here! It releases on January 23, 2018. The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure by Shoba Narayan (Algonquin Books ~ January 23, 2018) My rating: 5 of 5 stars … Continue reading The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

Sarah Aronson Introduces Me!

Sometimes when chasing your dreams, a magical thing may occur. The stars will align (or maybe Twitter actually works?) and a respected figure in your dream field will reach out to YOU! And that's what happened to me when I announced my critique services for authors a few weeks ago! I am absolutely honored to … Continue reading Sarah Aronson Introduces Me!

January 23 2018 Releases

Thanks to the publishers for providing me with complimentary review titles of the books in this post, with a few exceptions. Yup, it's yet ANOTHER fabulous release week with more books than anyone can dream of all coming out on ONE DAY! Covers and links are here, followed by some other bookish happenings in my … Continue reading January 23 2018 Releases

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the free review copy of this title - all opinions are my own. You all know that I very rarely do blog posts for a single review any more......but this one more than merits the time and attention, I assure you. This title releases on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 … Continue reading When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Memoir

Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Dear Authors, After writing two pieces this month on authors and social media, I have had some additional time to reflect and discuss this issue with various authors, publicists and readers. The vast majority of authors have said THANK YOU, readers and reviewers have said YES, EXACTLY THAT, and publicists have said THAT'S WHAT WE … Continue reading Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries

Good morning, friends! I'm over on Nerdy Book Club again today! This time I'm talking about why I'm the most difficult library patron ever.....and how and why to push your reading boundaries. I'd really love if you would go check it out! Are we connected on Goodreads, Instagram and Twitter? If not, let’s fix that! … Continue reading Nerdy Book Club Post: Pushing Your Reading Boundaries