Fall Reads for Kids

Can you believe the summer has flown by and kiddos are back in school? This summer started so full of optimism and then quickly took a turn for the ominous as the fall approached. Even though there isn't a chill in the air quite yet, I feel like people are ready more than ever for…
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Fantasy With a Twist

Even with beautiful world building, an interesting magic system and characters you adore, fantasy can become predictable. There’s a hero, a quest, an evil to defeat or overcome, and then everything gets tied up tidily at the end (unless there’s a massive cliff-hanger to kick off the rest of a series). Have you been here…
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Beyond Bridgerton

A new year, another blog and I’m still talking about Netflix’s Bridgerton. It was filled with beautiful costumes, modern bops turned into stringed adaptations that could be waltzed to, and full of the wonderful drama that makes romances so compelling. And yet, while Bridgerton wow-ed and awed in a lot of ways, it fell short…
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Netflix is Going 😍😍😍

As a romance novel reader, I always feel a little bit guilty whenever someone asks me “what are you reading?” I’ve gotten a lot better about being loud and proud of my romance novel reading. I’ll gladly debate with anyone why romances are serious reads even if they do follow a fairly narrow formula. Have…
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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers!

It's Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month! Every November we feature the book chosen by the State Librarian and the Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Committee in storytimes and give away FREE BOOKS to every storytime attendee. It's one of my favorite programs of the year because there's nothing quite like giving away books to kids who…
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To Review or Not to Review?

I’m guessing just by the fact that you have opened this blog post, that you, like me, enjoy a good review. There’s something very satisfying about knowing what someone else thought about a book whether you want to yell at that person for having a VERY WRONG OPINION or LOVING that reviewer for being totally…
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The Great Escape

Like lots of other Lawrencians, I am at home, waiting until it’s safe to venture outside and rejoin the world. And while I could fill an entire blog with all of my feelings and thoughts about the uncertainty and loneliness (that I’m guessing almost everyone can relate to), I realize that sometimes what I need…
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