Dear THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett: Like flipping through a photo album

Dear The Dutch House by Ann Patchett: For years I've seen Ann Patchett's books on the shelves of libraries and bookstores and have always been intrigued by popularity. When I happened upon an audiobook of you recently, I finally decided to see what the buzz about this writer was all about. Set over the course …

Top Ten Tuesday: The most recent library books I’ve had to abandon (for the time being!!)

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share the last ten books we've abandoned. While I rarely abandon books by choice, I'm often forced to abandon them when I run out of time borrowing them from the library and someone else has them on hold and …

8 Classic Novels about Family Dynamics | Recommendations

Happy Mother's Day!! In honor of this special day, I thought I would share some classic novels about family dynamics... albeit, not always the most positive ones! I think reading about fictional families is so interesting, and a close look at family dynamics always adds more depth to a novel. Books like these are a …

Dear THE FALCONER by Dana Czapnik: you were an excellent birthday present (even though you made me cry)

Dear The Falconer by Dana Czapnik: When I first finished reading you, one of the first thoughts that popped into my mind was: I don't know if I can share my thoughts about this one on the blog. My connection to you became more and more personal as you progress and I didn't know if …

Top Ten Tuesday: Rules for Attending My Bookish Party

Happy Tuesday! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is to share ten things I'd have at my bookish party. Well, I've got a bit of a twist on that... Greetings! You are cordially invited to attend my bookish party, which promises to be an event of much bookish fanfare …

The Book Blogger Oldie Tag!!

Hello hello! Today I have an exciting tag that I guess is sort of original, but mainly pulled from a tag I saw recently on booktube called The Booktube Oldie Tag. I'll link Ariel Bissett's video where I first saw it here: https://youtu.be/51fUBan1bQw Ariel's video! In this video, Ariel does a fun tag created by …

APRIL 2020 | Wrap-Up

*Looks behind bookcase* Where in the world did April go?!?!?! It seemed as though March lasted approximately 5 years, while April sped forward at full speed. It feels like just yesterday that it was April Fools Day, and now here we are in the month of May. What did I get up to in April? …

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 …