Unique Reads

Every story is different but read enough of a genre and sometimes novels seem to blend into each other. However, from time to time, I encounter books that stand out in some way – not just that the characters are different but that the author used some literary element or creative means to achieve a truly memorable…

10 Quick Reads

I often get asked how I read so much. Sure, I enjoy a really great epic saga but many books are short enough that if you are prepared to sit and read for two to three hours, you can finish it in one sitting. That’s the equivalent of watching an average length movie. It’s easier if…

Spring Forward With These Non Fiction Reads

Now that those of us in the northeast have endured the spring-forward time change as well as a blizzard that seemed to have come out of nowhere, it is time to start burrowing out of winter hibernation and thinking instead about how to make a better place in the world that is opening back up…

Underrated Novels

Last week, I made a list of some of the best books I read in 2016. But of the 100 books I read last year, there were a few that I enjoyed and that I think flew a little under the radar that do deserve a little more attention. A few of those are: Remember…

New Releases

2016 releases I wanted to and didn’t read last year What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours/ Helen Oyeyemi – I have this one from the library now and plan to read it soon. Homegoing / Yaa Gyasi I just need to pick this one up and start. I’ve heard it’s incredibly engaging The Underground Railroad /…

Bookish Gag Gifts

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the ten books I wouldn’t mind Santa leaving under my tree but I think I’ve shared my book wishlist enough times this year that if I did that again, people would think I’m jonesing for a someone to buy me something soooo, I’ll do 10 books I’d give as…

New Favorite Authors in 2016

2016 isn’t over but everyone seems to be ready to do year-end wrap-ups and so on. I don’t want to rush December. One, because I’ve been enjoying this year and am so not ready for it to be over and two because I still have a lot of goals I am chasing this month so…

Top Ten Movies

Today, Broke and Bookish is featuring movies and I thought I would make a list of ten of my favorite all-time movies. Except, I know there are movies that are in my all-time memory bank that I haven’t watched in years and that I haven’t really wanted to watch, no matter how much I say…

10 More Books On My TBR

The following list consists of ten books I’ve recently added to my TBR. The list is compiled from new releases that I’ve heard about and books I bought recently that I want to read ASAP, that is, after I complete NaNoWriMo and the November reading challenges are over. Book #4 is also the latest addition to Oprah’s Book…

Fall TBR

Yesterday for the first time in a long time, I needed the blazer that I was wearing. When I was standing waiting for the bus, it was chilly. New York Fall weather chilly. And I loved it. It’s hot cocoa evening weather. I’m not a big pumpkin-spice latte drinker. I know a lot of bloggers can’t get enough…

Books To Turn Children Into Readers

One of the best gifts my parents gave me was a love for reading. I read because they read. There were always lots of books in my home and reading was never a chore but a reward. It’s back-to-school season and when I tutor young students, I usually have a conversation with their parents about increasing their…

Upcoming Releases

I still have 50-something books to read in 2016 in order to reach my goal of 100. Granted, I have lots of books on my shelf – from the library and some that I bought or have acquired over the years and still haven’t gotten to – but there are some books being released by some amazing…