January 2019 Check-Outs

Every month, I make a list of the things I checked out from the library. It's my little protest against those who think libraries don't matter anymore. Audiobooks You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day I love memoirs that are read by the author. I picked this book up last year and … Continue reading January 2019 Check-Outs

Booklist: Couples in History

As a married woman who is no longer in her early twenties, I am slowly becoming disillusioned with the couples in romance novels. I am more interested in the couples that stand the test of time and support each other through thick and thin. I found myself tearing up when reading about Ruth and Marty's … Continue reading Booklist: Couples in History

A Guide to Regency Romance

The official Regency Era lasted only between 1811 and 1820, when George IV served as Prince Regent of the United Kingdom. Novels that fall into the category of "Regency Romance" do not always take place in these 9 years. They can take place as early as the American Revolution and as late as the beginning … Continue reading A Guide to Regency Romance

What I Checked Out in October

I'm finishing my graduate coursework in December, so October has been a busy month. I checked out a few things that I have not been able to start yet, so I will save those for next month. After You by Jojo Moyes is the sequel to Me Before You. It's a very honest portrayal of … Continue reading What I Checked Out in October

What I Checked Out in September

I checked out Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado on audiobook, which is narrated by Amy Landon. I really enjoyed the first few stories, but some of the later stories were disorienting. I checked out the book to see if that was easier to read, and it was, but the book is … Continue reading What I Checked Out in September

What I Checked Out in August

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica  I checked this out because it's a psychological thriller and it takes place partly in Minnesota. I liked the non-sequential writing style and the unexpected twist at the end. The audiobook is narrated by Lindy Nettleton, Johnny Heller, Tom Taylorson, and Andi Arndt. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier I checked out the … Continue reading What I Checked Out in August

Mystery Fiction Program

One of my favorite classes in graduate school was Reader's Advisory and Genre Fiction. I took it during the winter semester, so all of the coursework was crammed into five weeks. I read 4-6 books every week, and I absolutely loved it. We explored all the major genres and each genre's subgenres. I had so much … Continue reading Mystery Fiction Program

What I Checked Out in July

The Handmaid's Tale audiobook by Margaret Atwood is narrated by Claire Danes. I requested it after noticing that a patron at my library had requested it. Claire Danes is a wonderful narrator and the book is beautifully written. The Woman in the Window audiobook by A.J. Finn is narrated by Ann Marie Lee. The narration is … Continue reading What I Checked Out in July

The Lonely Hearts Hotel

"All children are really orphans. At heart, a child has nothing to do with its parents, its background, its last name, its gender, its family trade. It is a brand-new person, and it is born with the only legacy that all individuals inherit when they open their eyes in this world: the inalienable right to … Continue reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel