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Quarterlane Books

Remember a few months ago when I mentioned quarterlane in a Friday links post? It’s such a fun concept for book lovers – each quarter they curate seasonal boxes of hand-picked new releases and beautifully package them up along with other small bookish delights. They also collaborate with an artist each … Read more ››

What I Read in January

The Assistants: I liked this one a lot. It was a quick, easy read, but with some substance. It’s being turned into a movie and it kind of felt like I was reading a movie, but that doesn’t necessarily bother me. The Anatomy of Dreams: Hmm. I kind of liked this … Read more ››

Recent (and not so recent) Reads

Sorry for not posting any book reviews in about…oh, a million years (slight exaggeration). I have a few to cover so I’m just going to post quick reviews of each. Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments if you like! When in French: Love in a Second Language … Read more ››

Recent Reads: September

The Real Liddy James I liked this one and got through it pretty quick. It was sent to me by the publishers but I had no obligation to review. It centered on a potentially tired trope – the whole “can she have it all,” thing, about a woman who’s trying … Read more ››

Recent Reads

After Perfect, by Christina McDowell: This memoir recounts the author’s experience as the daughter of a lawyer who worked with Jordan Belfort (the Wolf of Wall Street). The family has everything, but it turns out that it’s all built on lies – and when it comes crashing down, she basically hits rock … Read more ››

When in French

I love finding new book releases to get excited about, and I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot about this one as the release date (September 13th) draws nearer. When in French is the memoir of Lauren Collins, who in her early thirties moves to London and falls in love … Read more ››

Summer Reading

Sweetbitter: This is a tough one…I had mixed feelings about it. In a way I enjoyed it, in another way it annoyed me at parts. It was an interesting story but it was told in such a way that everything was just. So. MELODRAMATIC. The brooding boyfriend, the mysterious older … Read more ››

Recent Reads

It, by Stephen King: I decided to read It after loving On Writing…I kind of got the idea in my head that I would maybe read through all of Stephen King’s books. I downloaded it for Audible and thus, didn’t realize what a monster it was (over 1,000 pages). I enjoyed it, … Read more ››

Judging a Book by Its Cover: Sweetbitter

I know you shouldn’t do it. But look at that cover! Isn’t it great? Luckily what’s between the pages sounds just as good. The publisher’s synopsis: “Shot from a mundane, provincial past, Tess comes to New York in the stifling summer of 2006. Alone, knowing no one, living in a rented … Read more ››

Recent Reads: February

Sadly, didn’t get a chance to read much in February, but here’s what I did finish: Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style: Tim Gunn can do no wrong in my book. I love him and I think he’s such a great mentor. This book wasn’t a keeper … Read more ››