Different Books Should Be Read in Different Ways

Recommending books is an art that too few people have mastered, because it’s easy to ignore all of the moving pieces involved. Who are you recommending the book to? What are they going through, if anything, in their life right now? Is this book for a vacation, a palette cleanser,… [Read More]

You, Me, and Recommendation Fatigue

December 25, 2014, 8:20 AM I am going on a Christmas morning hike with my parents and I am fighting with my mom about Friday Night Lights. We’re not fighting over Saracen versus Riggins (but: Saracen M-F and 33 on the weekends, obv), we’re not fighting about the famously flawed… [Read More]

So You Want to Start a Book Club

In 2015, I resolved to read more novels. It’s going to be tricky, but I know that the best way to motivate myself to read more is to have an accountability partner. I also thought it would be cool if we were reading the same thing, and, I don’t know,… [Read More]

Sad Summer Reads

Just because it’s June and the sun is shining and people are outside laughing and Instagramming their frappuccinos, it doesn’t mean that you have to succumb to fun! summer! expectations! Look, I enjoy my friends’ Facebook ~ SUMMER 2014 ~ photo albums as much as the next person, but my… [Read More]

How to Tell If You Read the ‘Game of Thrones’ Books

Did you know that the HBO series Game of Thrones is an adaption of George R.R. Martin’s book series titled A Song of Fire and Ice? Apparently a lot of people have read the books and are just watching the TV series as a fun little way to re-experience the… [Read More]