Dear THE LIBRARY BOOK by Susan Orleans: major Fahrenheit 451 vibes, an arson mystery, and librarian nostalgia

Dear The Library Book by Susan Orleans: One of my favorite genres of books--if you can call it a genre--is books about books. This category also encompasses books about libraries, so you can imagine my delight when I stumbled across you in audiobook form on the Libby app. Somehow I had never heard about the …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Wish Younger Holly Had Read

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we wish we read when we were younger. For some reason, young Holly stuck with certain authors and books that were quite different from other readers. (Mainly, I just read Nancy Drew and Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings …

#escapril book recommendations (30 books!)

I've been working on today's post for some time now, and I'm really excited about it! Today I'd like to recommend 30 books to you based on the #escapril daily prompts. #escapril is a poetry challenge created by Savannah Brown in which people write a poem every day based on the daily prompts. Here's her …

I started a bookish recommendations/advice bookstagram?!

Hello!! I have a fun little post to share a new project that I've been meaning to start for AGES: a bookish recommendations/advice bookstagram called Dear Gloria! (@_dear_gloria) https://www.instagram.com/p/B_ZwnLagqfq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link One of my favorite things about blogging is giving book recommendations, so I thought it would be fun to create an account solely dedicated to that. …

Dear EDUCATED by Tara Westover: Worth the hype?!

Dear Educated by Tara Westover, You are one of the most hyped books I've read in a while. Not only did you appear on countless must-read lists, but you were also recommended to me by numerous bookworms online and friends in person. At first I was quite skeptical, I must admit. How good could you …

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Should Be Band Names

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is an especially fun one: it asks us to share ten book titles that would make good band names. I had such a blast making this list! Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I imagine this would be a sort o folksy band entirely comprised of women. …

The Stay Home Reading Tag | #stayhomereadingrush

Hi, everyone! Hope you're all doing well! rAs mentioned in one of my recent posts, I'm currently participating in the #stayhomereadingrush. As part of this readathon the Reading Rush created this fun tag for participants to do. Check out the official video for this tag here. 1. How is your reading going while staying home? …

Dear THE PALE KING by David Foster Wallace: for a book about boredom, you were surprisingly interesting

Dear The Pale King by David Foster Wallace, I have a tendency to enjoy books that many readers deem boring, dull, longwinded, and painstakingly meticulous. (Examples? Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Grant by Ron Chernow, etc.) There's just something about an author putting in an enormous amount of time …

#stayhomereadingrush TBR

I adore the Reading Rush. I participate in this week-long readathon every summer and it's so much fun to be part of such a large online community of bookworms all reading at the same time. Fortunately, the Reading Rush folks have decided to set up another readathon while so many of us are social-distancing at …

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Talk About More!!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we enjoyed but rarely talk about. Sometimes it's easy to get in the habit of discussing and recommending the same handful of books pretty frequently, letting so many other great books fall between the cracks. I'm so glad that this …