2015 TBR Pile Challenge

So last year’s TBR Challenge did not go so well. Oops. But I’m bound and determined to try again this year, and I think I may actually accomplish my goal this time. See, one of my other goals for the year is to read almost exclusively from my own bookshelves. I’ve allowed myself a little leeway […]

Staff Picks: Books about Books for Bookish People

Books About Books for Bookish People It’s time to get a little bit meta, and talk about books about books. There is something about characters who share my love of reading, and inside jokes that refer to other books that elevates  a story to a whole other level for me. Here are a few of […]

It’s Tournament of Books Time!

It’s my very favorite time of year . . . Time for the Morning News Tournament of Books! The Tournament of Books (aka the ToB) is basically the literary version of March Madness, hosted every spring by The Morning News. This year is the tenth (!) anniversary of ToB, and it’s going to be fun. A […]

2013: A Year in Review

2013 has been one roller coaster of a year, full of sky-high peaks and low valleys. Regardless of where things go from here, 2013 has been a year full of moments that I will not soon forget. How is it possible that one calendar year can contain the immensely contradictory worlds of a 2L and […]

Staff Picks: Authors to Check Out if You Love John Green

If the whole law school/lawyer thing doesn’t work out, my other dream career is bookstore owner. As any of my close friends can tell you, I am a book pusher extraordinaire. When I love a book, I want the world to know because I just want everyone else to love it too. Luckily my friends […]

On a Short Story Binge

Occasionally, I find myself binging on a certain type of book—that is, I get hooked on a certain genre or type of book and find myself reading LOTS of them. In the past, it’s happened with historical romances (not the bodice-ripping kind, but the Jane Austen fanfic kind), micro-histories, and dystopian YA, to name a […]

Books for Men

First, a note on the title. As one of my close guy friends told me: “If you’re writing for guys, just make it simple. Don’t cutesy it up, or make the title intricate and clever. ‘Books for Men’ – I’m a guy, I read, I’ll click on that.” Personally, I enjoy thinking of creative and […]