How To Fit In Non-Reader Crowds and LOVE IT

Do you sometimes find yourself blabbering about a book you read to your closest friends, only to face blank stares and seemingly patient nodding? Then someone would casually mention it was time to change the topic... Yeah, this happens to me, when I drop the guard and spill all that bookish excitement I know I should …

Tuesday Top 10 – Ten Characters Who Are Fellow Book Nerds

I've been planning to do a Top 10 Tuesday post for ages - I love lists and more than lists I love bookish lists (more than bookish lists I think I love shopping lists I have the cash to cover, but this is really a useless observation, since those lists tend to get longer and the cash - to …

Top 6 Book Boyfriends to Make You Swoon

With Valentine's Day approaching, it's only natural that we gals are getting in the mood to be swept off our feet. And while upon that occasion all attention and credit should be to the bf/hubby, in the days before it a bookish girl is only expected to spare a minute or two acknowledging the literary men who set the …

The Problem with Mind-blowing Books

...is that they come to and end. A truth universally acknowledged by avid readers is that reading generally makes you happy even if it makes you cry. This has to do with the power a story holds over the hearts and minds of people. Our desire to relate to the life experiences of others is a desire to …

The George Martin Effect on Writing

I am, admittedly, obsessed with Game of Thrones, but who isn't these days? Shonda Rhimes, J-Law, Richard Dreyfus, Laurence Fishburne and, well, Obama, tune in for every episode as impatiently as us, ordinary nerds, and make constant public references to the show's gripping ups and downs. So, I am wondering - now that everyone is reading them, …