06
APR
2011

Amazing News!

I will attempt to refrain from using an excess of exclamation marks in this post, but I’m fairly certain it will be impossible. I have a book deal!!! The deal was announced on Publishers Marketplace late last night, and it read something (well, exactly) like this: Erin...
02
APR
2011

What I’m Reading: PLAIN KATE by Erin Bow

A beautifully poetic tale of one plain girl and some very dark shadows. Summary from the inside jacket: As the wood-carvers daughter, Plain Kate held a carving knife before a spoon, and her wooden charms are so fine that some even call her “witch-blade” – a dangerous...
31
MAR
2011

An Open Letter to Winter

Dear Winter, Can you just let it go now? Please? Clearly you don’t know when to let something die. Must I remind you that tomorrow is April 1st? It’s not like I won’t see you again later this year. Chances are you will even show up early, stepping all over...
25
MAR
2011

What I’m Reading (and a giveaway!): DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you. The tagline for this book could not be truer. Summary from the Roth’s site: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest),...
17
MAR
2011

St Patty’s Day! (dishing on books and wearing green)

So it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! Boston is gearing up for the holiday it celebrates best and there is some 60-degree Spring weather rolling our way. As someone named after the wonderful island I have not yet visited (it is on my Bucket List), Saint Patrick’s Day has...
15
MAR
2011

Abandoning a book

I put down a book the other day. I tried to like it; I really did. I gave it a lot of chances, but in the end, I chose to abandon it for a different read. There are just too many books on my TBR list and far too little time in each day for me to spend hours struggling through a...