Love, Loss, and … a Magic Telephone? Reading Rainbow Rowell’s Landline

Just like any other insecure girl with an unhealthy love for boys who are really into bands, I loved Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park. Rowell’s fantastic when it comes to capturing that essence of hope and romance and awkwardness that is young love. (Or that is adult love, if you’re […]

First Ever Book Hangout with Carrie and Cal

Back in the old days, I used to manage an independent bookstore, and Cal used to manage a Starbucks, and we were always trying to steal each other away from each other’s businesses. Even before we owned our own coffee shop/bookstore, we both loved coffee and books. We have complementary […]

Summer Pop-Up Workshop Cancelled

* Update * This workshop has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience! I plan to begin hosting workshops again in the fall. I said I wasn’t going to host a social media workshop this summer, but so many people have asked me to do one anyway, and I’m a pushover. […]

Leave It to Herman Koch to Make Summertime Creepy

You may remember Herman Koch from his super-creepy hit The Dinner, the story of a family pulled apart by secrets — and a pretty strong sociopathic streak. Now Koch is back with a new book, Summer House with Swimming Pool, that’s full of just as much weird family drama and […]

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It’s Beauty, Love and Tragedy. And It’s All Lies.

I made the mistake of reading E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars on the plane to Book Expo America, and I ended up crying uncontrollably while my seatmates looked concerned and tried to scoot as far away from me as possible. As long as I was reading, I couldn’t stop crying, […]