Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

Listen to this podcast episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. For this week’s Reader Chat, I got to talk to the cohost of Fictional Hangover Podcast, Amanda Garrison. You’ll remember that my very first reader chat was with the other cohost of that show, Claire Eastaugh, so now my collection of … Continue reading Audiobooks, Libraries, and Other Adventures: Reader Chat with Amanda Garrison

I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

We can call this part 2 of my literary cosplay post, I suppose. So for anyone who didn't know, I've been technically unemployed since late June--but I start a new job on August 26th, yay! (That's not a sarcastic yay, I am actually excited about it)--so I've had a lot of free time on my … Continue reading I Recreated the “ACOTAR” Covers Using Myself as a Model and Free Online Graphic Design Tools

“Midnight Sun,” the Hugo Awards, and Other Concerns: Reader Chat with Claire Eastaugh

Listen to this episode on Spotify, Apple, or anywhere you find bookish podcasts. I'm joined this week on the podcast by the cohost of Fictional Hangover, Claire Eastaugh, and we have some concerns. We discuss the release of a new Twilight book, ponder the relevance of dead white male science fiction authors, and Claire gives … Continue reading “Midnight Sun,” the Hugo Awards, and Other Concerns: Reader Chat with Claire Eastaugh

What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)

So I've been really into TikTok lately, and I've gradually discovered a bookish community on this social media platform, known as #booktok. I may be about 10 years older than the average TikTokker but I'm having so much fun! And I've started to build up a bit of small following with my niche Jane Austen … Continue reading What Your Jane Austen Opinions Say About You (as Explained by My TikTok Videos)

The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!

I'm pretty sure I've at least mentioned before how Emily Croy Barker's The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (click the cover to buy through IndieBound) is one of my favorite books of the last several years, maybe of ever. The story has been described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" (even though lots of grown-ups read Harry … Continue reading The “Thinking Woman’s Guide” Sequel Has a Title!

I Live Blogged the First Chapter of “The Testaments” Because of Course I Did

The most highly-anticipated book release of 2019, The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's companion novel to her 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale, was waiting for me on my Kindle when I woke up this morning (it's Tuesday, September 10 as I write this). I wanted to spend all day reading, but alas, the duties of adulthood call. But as … Continue reading I Live Blogged the First Chapter of “The Testaments” Because of Course I Did