Sometimes the Barnes & Noble bargain bin is full of great reads that just need to be given a chance. Other times, the books are there for a reason. Despite its rating on Goodreads, I went ahead and bought California by Edan Lepucki to give it a chance. Read on to find out whether this was a diamond in the rough or worthy of its bargain-bin status. Continue reading
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but I sure did judge these libraries based on their architecture and decor. It’s hard to resist a library with iron details, long wooden tables, and gorgeous overhead chandeliers. It’s even harder to resist libraries that look as though they should be part of Hogwarts. I rounded up my top 5 college libraries–and the list is entirely based on their looks. Continue reading
In this post I’m going to throw it back a few years–back to my early reading days. I thought it would be fun to mention some of the books I really enjoyed reading when I was dabbling in the Young Adult genre. Here are some of my favorites… Continue reading
As I might have mentioned before, I’m not one to reach for American writers. I’m not sure if I have a weird taste aversion from my high school AP American Studies class or what it is, but I usually prefer British classics over American. With that said, I’ve come to find American authors that I do enjoy reading; however, I’m not sure if Jack Kerouac will make that list.