Adult Fiction · Romance

Disappointing Holiday Romances

I enjoy romance novels year-round, but something about the holiday season just gives me a hankering for themed romance books. I’ve read some great ones, like His Road Home by Anna Richland (a Thanksgiving novella about a disabled war veteran and a doctor) or Season for Surrender by Theresa Romain (a bookish historical about a two-week Christmas party), but this…… Continue reading Disappointing Holiday Romances

Picture Books

5 Spooky Picture Books for Halloween

I’ve been dipping my toes into horror this year, and I’ve enjoyed the new experience, but left to my own devices I admit I’m all about the spooky Halloween aesthetic more than actually feeling scared. Kids’ books are usually the way to go for that kind of thing (and a great way to get into…… Continue reading 5 Spooky Picture Books for Halloween

Adult Fiction · Comics · Picture Books · Queer · Romance

4 Favorite Christmas Books

Looking for something festive to read this Christmas? Perhaps something beyond the usual run of A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express? Look no further! Here are four of my favorite little-known Christmas books. A Bad Kitty Christmas by Nick Bruel Bad Kitty is a delightful series that combines picture books with easy readers. This is one…… Continue reading 4 Favorite Christmas Books

Children's & Middle Grade · History · TV & Movies

Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever

My friends — dare I say, mateys — the day has come. Talk Like a Pirate Day. The revered holiday on which we talk like pirates. In celebration of this all-important holiday, I give you, a completely random and subjective list of pirate-themed awards, in no order at all!  ~~ Best Middle Grade/Children’s Pirate Book The Pirates’ Mixed-Up Voyage by Margaret…… Continue reading Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever