Category : Reviews

by Joane - 4 months ago

The Librarian Workout

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! I was tackling t...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Libraries As a Constant

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! “Without librari...

by Joane - 4 months ago

I Was the Library Ghost

Wishlist upcoming releases you're dying to read. Get exclusive podcasts and newsletters. Enter to win swag. Do it all when you join Insiders—and between April 15 and 30, you can get a free 2-week trial for Novel Monthly or Annual! Occasionally, my...

by Joane - 4 months ago

What Happens When Radical Bookshops Die

Every month or so I check the Wikipedia page for LGBT bookstores to update the “closed” section, a list that has started to reach an upsetting length. Occasionally certain entries have been deleted from the page entirely, likely the result of a far-...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Chad Lutzke, Stirring the Sheets review

Reviewed by Paula Limbaugh Chad Lutzke has given us such a beautifully written story dealing with the most grotesque of events and the saddest of circumstances. Stirring the Sheets deals with grief, loss, and the way one comes to terms with life...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Mark Twain's Legendary Humor

Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is one of the most celebrated authors in all of American literature. Born in Florida, Missouri in 1835, Twain moved to Hannibal, the town that inspired the location for some of his most famous novels, when...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Circe: Madeline Miller on Inspirations & Influences

“Inspirations and Influences” is a series of articles in which we invite authors to write guest posts talking about their Inspirations and Influences. In this feature, we invite writers to talk about their new books, older titles, and their writing...

by Joane - 4 months ago

VLOG: Long Stitch Bookbinding

Medieval Germany: it brought us Otto the Great, the formation of the Hanseatic League, and the first stirrings of the Protestant Reformation. It also, as best as we can discern, brought us long stitch bookbinding, a non-adhesive form of bookmaking (...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Women to Read: April 2018

Women To Read is a monthly column from A.C. Wise highlighting female authors of speculative fiction and recommending a starting place for their work. Welcome to another installment of Women to Read. I’m writing this in the midst of yet another snow...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Book Review for Parasite Life by Victoria Dalpe

Parasite Life, by Vitoria Dalpe, is a dark, gothic novel about the destruction love can bring. The book is separated into four parts. The first part, Ars Moriendi, introduces a girl named Jane, who has to care for her sickly mother. She meets a girl...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Interview with Cristiane Serruya, author of Royal Love

What can you tell us about your new release, Royal Love? The basic idea I started with for Royal Love was this guy who had the whole world at his feet—personally and professionally—and yet he was bored. I wanted a character living an awesome life, b...

by Joane - 4 months ago

Interview with Paige Dearth, author of Never Be Alone

What can you tell us about your new release, Never Be Alone? I put a lot of thought into writing this particular book. It was important to make my readers aware that regardless of our circumstances, we are all people. In the case with Never Be Alone...