Subscription box review: Read Dog Books

Read Dog Books is a monthly subscription box that goes one step further than the usual book boxes: Kate and Michael from Read Dog will specially curate the featured book based on your reading preferences. When you join Read Dog you will first be asked to complete a short survey so they can gauge your … Continue reading Subscription box review: Read Dog Books

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Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

It was more that I was sick with knowing too much. On the day of his death, I'd waited for the police to turn up at my flat or at the bookshop. It was the same on the morning of the postmortem. And now at the funeral, it seemed certain that police officers were waiting … Continue reading Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

"And ain't nobody done a damn thing about that black man got killed up the road just last week," Huxley said. "They ain't thinking about that man," Tim said, tossing a grease-stained napkin on his plate. "Not white a white girl come up dead." "Mark my words," Huxley said, looking gravely at each and every … Continue reading Book Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Subscription box review: Powell’s Books Indiespensable and BOOX

As a Pacific Northwesterner, Powell's Books is a staple in my literary wheel house so when I discovered they also do subscription boxes, I couldn't wait to share them with you all. Powell's has two subscription boxes at the moment: Indiespensable which is geared towards adults and keeping with Powell's ongoing support for independent publishers … Continue reading Subscription box review: Powell’s Books Indiespensable and BOOX

Book Review: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

There they both were, Lizzie and George, in their separate worlds, surely a clue to what their future relationship would be. George steps towards the line, brings his arm forward and smoothly lets go of his ball, and at the same moment Lizzie tries to throw her ball spinning down the alley, but something immediately … Continue reading Book Review: George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

That was when there was more good than bad, when she'd push me on the swing Pop hung from one of the pecan trees in the front yard, or when she'd sit next to me on sofa and watch TV with me, rubbing my head. Before she was more gone than here. Before she started … Continue reading Book Review: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Bizarre bookmarks- via Reader’s Digest

Here is a list of the most bizarre things librarians have found inside returned books. Read voraciously.