While you grew up on Harry Potter, I grew up on these

(Originally posted on Instagram) est. 1980 For context, see all of my thoughts on this in my Instagram stories highlight titled “HP outrage fuel” and see the review below for what started the mass of curses being put upon me. I love what J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter have done for children’s literature and generations … Continue reading While you grew up on Harry Potter, I grew up on these

My 2019 Google Forms Reading Log

Friends, I shared with you a lot this past year about my different attempts at book logs. From paper to tech, I tried various and somewhat elaborate things. And the one that worked and I fell in love with and want to use forever is my tech version. I'm sorry, paper - I tried. I … Continue reading My 2019 Google Forms Reading Log

Friends’ Most Memorable Reads of 2018

IT'S HERE!!! My absolute favorite project of the year! I selected a completely new group of my reading friends from Instagram this year and asked them for their 10 most memorable reads of 2018. PLUS, I asked them to give me three words that describe them as a reader, and as you'll see, that guideline … Continue reading Friends’ Most Memorable Reads of 2018

Kate’s Favorite Reads from 2018: The Definitive List

Okay, that's that. I reached my max for book cover graphics per genre, but I'm still giving you the best gift of the season with this list. It's ALL of my favorite adult reads from the past year - almost 100 of them, separated by genre. DOWNLOAD "Kate's Favorite Reads of 2018"  Take it with … Continue reading Kate’s Favorite Reads from 2018: The Definitive List

Favorite Romances Read in 2018

Yes, ANOTHER list of favorites! I'm not sure if I'll be sharing ALL genres this year, or just highlighting a few and then linking to a list of the rest. We shall see! I couldn't skip out on the most fun genre in my reading life, though - it's the genre that brings me the … Continue reading Favorite Romances Read in 2018

Favorite Audiobooks Listened to in 2018

You all know I adore listening to audiobooks, and along with Sudio (#partner - thx to them for the amazing new Bluetooth ear buds shown throughout the post!), I’m now gifting to you my 20 favorite listens from the past year. I’m WAY pickier about audiobooks than I am paper or digital books, so if … Continue reading Favorite Audiobooks Listened to in 2018

Crowdsourced Most Memorable Reads of 2018

It's that time of year again!!! You'll be getting numerous 2018 lists in the near future, but this one is one that I crowdsourced on Instagram through a Google Form. Readers could nominate any adult title they read in 2018 as their most memorable read of the year....and the response was wonderful! Thanks a million … Continue reading Crowdsourced Most Memorable Reads of 2018

21 Books to Read Before the End of Summer on SheReads.com

Am I really on hiatus if I keep writing posts? Hmmmm, now that's the question, isn't it? I guess the answer is YES, since I'm not really reviewing here right now? Anyway, today's exciting news is my latest piece on SheReads.com ~ a giant round up of my favorite reads published this summer plus a … Continue reading 21 Books to Read Before the End of Summer on SheReads.com

New Instagram and Twitter Handles

Popping in really quick to let you know I have changed my Instagram and Twitter handles! On Instagram I am now @kate.olson.reads (goodbye @theloudlibrarylady) On Twitter I am now @kateolsonreads (goodbye @theloud_library) You may have noticed the header of this blog has changed too......yup, new branding to reflect myself in a professional way, less about … Continue reading New Instagram and Twitter Handles

My new Google Forms Reading Log!

UPDATE 12.27.18 - Here's the UPDATED VERSION of this form for 2019! Hi friends! I'm breaking the hiatus for just a minute here - for ALL of my news, head on over to Instagram as usual. I've also been writing weekly at Frolic.media - if you have missed those, definitely go catch up! Okay, making … Continue reading My new Google Forms Reading Log!