Book Review: #GIRLBOSS

The January book for the Paper & Glam book club was #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. Before joining the book club, I had heard about this book and was mildly intrigued due to its unique hashtag/empowering word title....more

Sensational Selections for Your Book Club

Howdy Bookworms!You know that feeling when it's your turn to choose a book for book club and you're freaking out because you don't know what to pick? I've got you covered! I've made a list of fool proof choices for your next meeting, thanks to a prompt from The Broke and the Bookish. It's Top Ten Tuesday time, y'all!...more

Coming of Age Books for Girls and Women

  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, ...more

What I'm Reading

We all know that all good writers love to read.  It would be strange I think if this were not true.  How would you expect others to want to read what you wrote, if you in fact don't read yourself?  I also believe the more you read, the better you will write. It is often hard to find the time to curl up with a good book in between mothering, working on my own book, and all the other little bits that creep into my days.  But it is one thing I refuse to let fall by the wayside.  Nothing helps me de-stress more than escaping into a good story. ...more

You've Read All Six Jane Austen Novels, So What Should You Read Next?

Salutations, Bookworms! Let’s talk about Jane Austen. I love her to pieces, but she only wrote six novels and a handful of short stories. Six novels! What is one to do once one has finished ALL THE AUSTEN? I have good news for you, my fellow Austen-ites. There are a lot of other Austen nerds. Austen nerds who have written Austen-inspired books. I made a list for you. You can thank me later. ...more
Leigh Millar Elizabeth Stepney-Power might be of interest I think I recall you mentioning Jane ...more

Looking for a few good books

My son's school is having a book fair this week. Of course, we will go. I have fond memories of school book fairs when I was little, and they haven't changed much. You look through the catalog, go through the tables at the fair, buy your books and stay up late over the weekend reading them all so you could trade books with friends the next week at school....more

five picture books you should recycle immediately

This post originally appeared on I am a book lover. I love picture books. I love reading to my kids. Stacks of books from the library are the highlight of my week. I never get sick of Go, Dog. Go! (Go around again!) or watching Curious George get high on ether or helping that little bird find his mother. I tear up every time Mike Mulligan retires MaryAnn to the town hall basement. ...more

Book Club Selections 2015 from "Have you read the book? Book Club" and Sharing of Truths

Happy New Years from “Have you read the Book? Book Club”...more

Challenge Yourself to Read Diverse Books in 2015

It's time for diversity! I've been wanting to start my own reading challenge and I've finally done it! Let's ring in 2015 with a reading challenge that celebrates the multicultural reader and challenges the status quo. Presenting An Unconventional Librarian's 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge! #DiversityReadingChallenge ...more
Karen Ballum I'd be surprised if you hadn't already read this one, but you mentioned narrative ...more

Book Intro: Flower Net, by Lisa See

I was given for Christmas a vintage Chinese cook book, and I mean the good Chinese cooking. Not what you get here in the United States....more