Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that was started by The Broke and The Bookish. I actually discovered this super fun list-ical from the good ladies over at The Book Wars whom you should definitely follow. I feel like we’re friends and they don’t even know me… ANYHOW. June 30: Top Ten Books I’ve Read So … More Top Ten Tuesday
In Highlights & Underlines I’ll share fun/interesting/funny stuff I’ve found on the internet over the past week. Because we all need a little help procrastinating sometimes, right? – Over at The New Yorker, Can Reading Make You Happier? Because, yes. – Who doesn’t enjoy a Buzzfeed list? 22 Times Tumblr Accurately Summed Up Your Obsession With Books – … More Highlights & Underlines
One thing we’ll learn in this blog is I’ll probably never review something current. I have a very specific book-buying process which includes a severely strict budget (self-imposed, I’m not made of money yall), which generally knocks out current bestsellers, unless I have a gift card… or someone gives me a book as a prezzie! Because … More Book Report: The Tiger’s Wife
Interpreter of Maladies is the debut short story collection from Jhumpa Lahiri. Published in 1999, Ms. Lahiri won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Interpreter of Maladies – which is a pretty incredible accomplishment for your first published work. A collection of nine short stories, a few really stood out for me. The opening story, A … More Book Report: Interpreter of Maladies
I found this over at Bustle (via the great and good ladies over at Go Fug Yourself) and yall, I totally agree: Author Marian Keyes Says “Chick Lit” As a Term Needs To Go, And She’s So Right Chick lit. Ughh, come ON, it’s 2015. Why is it that women writers, and books that largely appeal … More Chick Lit Or Just A Good Book?
I’m Alyson, so who the heck are Harry, Jane and John? Yall, naming a blog is tough. Everything clever is already taken – and trying to come up with something clever is a job in itself. I maxed out at like, 3 clever name attempts, so it was easy to give up on that. So … More Harry, Jane and John.
So, I’ve been tangling with the idea of a book blog for years now. It was always a start-and-stop kind of thing, stutter stepping and never really taking off. For me, it always came down to “Does the world really need another book blog?” Well, probably not. But I need one. I adore books. I … More What’s this all about?