Getting books from NYPL

As if I didn’t have enough books on my shelves that I need to read (and read soon too), I picked up some new books from the library today. The New York Public Library allows you to access their entire catalog (which includes millions of books) online and select the items that you’d like to…

Unique Titles

To be fair, the title of this post isn’t unique. The list I am about to share with you will appear in a slightly different version on many book blogs today because I am responding to a prompt from Broke and Bookish. Also, the very idea that one would refer to book titles as unique…

Book Club Re-launch

In January, I started a book club but it didn’t go well. It was around the time I thought I needed to do live videos in order to discuss the book and the first day I was supposed to film, I was stuck at an event in Queens and didn’t get home until late –…

In Another Language #WIT

Love in any language, straight from the heart, pulls us all together, never apart, and once we learn to speak it, all the world can hear that love in any language is fluently spoken here. Those are lyrics to a song that came to mind when I started thinking of this topic. August, I recently…

Half Dozen

At press time, I’ve read almost 60 books so far in 2017. This year, in addition to tracking my reading on Goodreads (click to follow), I have a reading journal (that I haven’t been updating regularly but plan to get back to someday) and an Excel file on my computer where I record lots of…

Books To Buy Soon

There are lots of places to read for free – the public library, a school library if you are enrolled in a class somewhere, the little free library kiosks on the side of the road, even borrowing books from friends. I take advantage of all these resources when I can, but there are some books…

Becoming A Bad News Momma-be

I have good news and I have bad news. Which one do you want first? The bad news you say? Okay. Well read this post from top to bottom as it is written. If you want to read the good news first then scroll down to section 2. Some people just need to hear and…

10 Tips For Authors Who Want Me To Buy Their Books

When I was a child, I thought as a child. I read the fairytales that every other little girl did, and dreamed of the day some knight would ride in on his white steed to rescue me from whatever tower I’d been locked in. In short, I was delusional.  Even in fiction, that barely happens, Like Julia Roberts…

Books To Avoid

Last week, I made a list of reasons to buy a book. This week, the ladies at Broke and Bookish asked what are the reasons I would choose not to read a book. Now, to be fair, I could read almost anything in the right circumstances. My reading taste is as varied as there are…

10 Reasons We Buy Books When We Could Read Them For Free

As an author myself, I wish I knew what makes other people choose a book. As you peruse the shelves in a bookstore, or click through the Books tab on Amazon, there are hundreds, thousands, millions of titles even, to choose from. What makes you whittle down the choices and select one from the milieu,…

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…