2019 Nonfiction Reads That Changed Me

I made you all exactly ONE Best of 2019 list. I carved out time in my life to share the titles with you that I've texted friends and family saying, "OMG, you have GOT to read this!" and the titles I've thrown on colleagues' desks with a note saying, "Trust me that you'll want to … Continue reading 2019 Nonfiction Reads That Changed Me

Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Dear Authors: When a book character is eating in a book, just let her eat. Eating is fuel and it’s healthy and it’s normal. Don’t subject readers to YOUR internal dialogue reflecting disordered eating that you have been brainwashed by diet culture into thinking is normal. Let your characters order food in a restaurant without … Continue reading Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

2018 Reading Stats

So, it's finally time. Time to dig through all my reading numbers from the past year.......... It's the whole reason for my Google Forms Reading Log after all! Honestly, a lot of these surprised me and make me squirm. I am a very, very different reader now than I was in January 2018, and I … Continue reading 2018 Reading Stats

Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

(CONTEXT: I asked on Instagram in my stories in a poll if I should read Fifty Shades of Grey since I never had - and things BLEW UP.) Rating: 3 STARS Wow. I honestly thought reading Pride and Prejudice this year would be my literary accomplishment, but nope. This was it. The one I tore … Continue reading Fifty Shades of CALM DOWN

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

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

Blog Hiatus ~ Where to Find Me!

Hello devoted readers! Just popping in to let you know that my blog is going to be on hiatus for awhile to allow for some other things to rise up on my life priority list. However, you'll still be able to see all of my reviews on Instagram and Goodreads as always! (Remember, I always … Continue reading Blog Hiatus ~ Where to Find Me!

A Memorial Day Comfort Read on Frolic.Media

Hello, bookish friends! I'm sharing my thoughts about Memorial Day and a comfort read recommendation on Frolic.media today ~ please do join me over there! If you have missed any of my other Frolic pieces, why not check those out too?  

New Releases for May 22, 2018 and MORE!

Yay! My lilacs are in bloom! And we have more new releases to get excited about today! Covers and Goodreads links are below, and then a little round up of what I have been reading this week....... Thanks a million to the publishers for sending me these complimentary review copies! And here is the ACTUAL … Continue reading New Releases for May 22, 2018 and MORE!

New Releases for May 8, 2018 and MORE!

Whew! I'm back from a whirlwind school trip to Washington DC with my daughter - what an adventure! And now for yet another epic release day - just LOOK at all of these books! I have only managed to read two of them so far, but I promise I'm getting to the rest soon...... Thanks … Continue reading New Releases for May 8, 2018 and MORE!