Sizzle

Today is Patriot Day in the United States, so I knew I wanted to review a contemporary romantic suspense novel with an FBI or CIA agent as a character. When I saw Sizzle, by Julie Garwood, in the queue of books I have crowding up my Kindle app, I knew it was the one. Julie Garwood always engages me with her strong protagonists - both male and female - and the unlikely events that she puts them through.

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Bookface Friday!

Today's National Read-a-Book Day and we're celebrating by not only reading, but posing with our books! Have you seen the bookface trend going around? We have, and we knew we had to jump on the bandwagon. Here's Jeriann with her next Isabel Allende read: And here's Bethany! This Lisa Gardner book cover definitely called for…

The Best Items for Makeshift Bookmarks

You know, no matter how many free bookmarks we get from libraries and bookstores, there never seems to be one handy. But luckily, it’s not hard to find something relatively flat to save your space in a book. Here are the 10 items we’re most likely to use as bookmarks when there are no glossy cardstock cutouts to be found.

American Historical Fiction You’re Not Sick of Yet

If you’re in the United States, chances are you’re recovering from Independence Day - whether from celebrating yourself or from keeping your pets/kids/self from getting stressed by others’ shenanigans. We thought it’d be fun to cover a few American Historical Fiction novels for the holiday, but we didn’t want this to become a Senior English Lit Syllabus. Here are 6 Historical American Fiction novels that aren’t part of “the canon” and take a different look at historical events than you might be used to.

Book Spine Poetry

We’ve been seeing book spine poetry recently on twitter, so we thought we’d jump in the fray and put together a few book poems of our own!  Jeriann: It helps that I’ve been cataloguing my books (so that I have a list of what I own to consult at bookstores), so I was pretty excited…

Earth Bound

Today we are celebrating Sally Ride, the first American woman in space! In honor of her awesome achievement, I thought I'd review a book about another woman in science and engineering (although this one is fictional). Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner is inspired by the women of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and their contributions to the space race - with romance thrown in for good measure.

Grad-versary Unreview

Happy 6th of May! We hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo! 7 years ago, we graduated college on May 5th, so we initiated the tradition of doing tequila shots together each year to honor the anniversary! It’s been too many years for us to do one for each year at this point, so…

Madness

Book: Madness by Marya Hornbacher Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Adult Memoir Preferred Reading Environment: The Bathtub Reading Accoutrements: A Lavender bath bomb, or your choice of soothing scent. Content Notes: Eating Disorders, Addiction, Suicide Attempts, Medical Professionals not believing people about their symptoms It’s Mental Health Awareness month, and when I was thinking about what books…

Saving Shadows

If you’ve read my reviews of the Web of Lies series or Chosen for Power by Kathleen Brooks, you already know that she writes book series that I track obsessively. Well, she recently released the first book of a new series about the small North Carolina town of Shadow’s Landing - a series that intersects with the several series she has written about the town of Keeneston, Kentucky.