The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by K. Woodman-Maynard: A Review

The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by K. Woodman-Maynard Based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Graphic Novel | Classics | Literary Fiction Published by Candlewick Press Publication Date: January 5th, 2021 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Adapting a classic and beloved novel into a graphic novel is no easy task, but K. Woodman-Maynard has … Continue reading “The Great Gatsby: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by K. Woodman-Maynard: A Review”

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – A Review

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Science Fiction | Mixed Media | Young Adult Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers Released October 20th, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: For most of my twenties, science fiction was my favorite genre. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that it … Continue reading “Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – A Review”

Interview with Laurence Westwood, author of The Willow Woman – Friday Favorites

For our last Friday Favorites interview, we spoke to Kathy Kimbray, author of A Shifting of Stars.  This week we’re talking to author Laurence Westwood, author of The Willow Woman.  I’ve already read and reviewed The Willow Woman, and I really enjoyed it. Here’s my full review. Tell us about yourself. I am a semi-retired corporate investigator for the … Continue reading “Interview with Laurence Westwood, author of The Willow Woman – Friday Favorites”

8 Memoirs Written by People Living with a Disability

While great strides have been made for equality over the last several decades, things are far from perfect. In 2010, the US Census reported that 19% of Americans lived with some sort of disability. The official definition of disability in the United States includes any mental or physical impairment that limits one or more major … Continue reading “8 Memoirs Written by People Living with a Disability”

New Releases for January 8, 2019

Here are some of the most anticipated new released for January 8, 2019. All summaries are courtesy of the publisher. The Wicked King by Holly Black Fantasy | Young Adult Goodreads | Amazon You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong. After … Continue reading “New Releases for January 8, 2019”

GUEST POST: 7 Chinese Books in the Last 70 Years from Meonicorn

For the #readtheworldchina challenge, the amazing Meonicorn of The Bookish Land has written a guest post about 7 Chinese Books of the past 70 years. I love Meonicorn’s blog and Youtube channel, so definitely go check her out for some amazing content and book recommendations.  The Bookish Land YouTube Twitter Instagram 7 Chinese Books in … Continue reading “GUEST POST: 7 Chinese Books in the Last 70 Years from Meonicorn”

Weekend Update – Dec 26 2020

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season! I’m so excited about getting closer to the beginning of 2021! I’ve got so many things planned for this blog, my Instagram page, and my YouTube channel. 2020 was crazy for everyone, and I sort of fell off from blogging frequently. My goal is to stay … Continue reading “Weekend Update – Dec 26 2020”

On Cats by Charles Bukowski – A Review

On Cats by Charles Bukowski Nonfiction | Poetry | Animals Published by Ecco Released December 1st, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: As a cat mom and someone who has always lived with cats, I really appreciated Charles Bukowski’s poems and anecdotes about his feline friends in the collection, On Cats. He clearly loved each cat that came into … Continue reading “On Cats by Charles Bukowski – A Review”

Kindle Deals

Who doesn’t love saving money on books? Bookmark this page and visit daily for the latest Kindle Daily Deals. You can also follow me on Twitter to be notified of when the page is updated with Kindle book deals! None of these books are over $5, and most of them are under $3. I am … Continue reading “Kindle Deals”

New Book Releases for March 10th, 2020

It’s Tuesday! Here are the new books coming out today! Highlighted books are the ones that I personally recommend. If you purchase any of these books through the Amazon Affiliate links provided, big hugs! It helps to support the blog at no additional cost to you. Before Familiar Woods by Ian Pisarcik Cinderella and the Glass … Continue reading “New Book Releases for March 10th, 2020”

Interview with Vicky from What Vicky Read – Friday Favorites

I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done an interview for Read Yourself Happy’s weekly Friday Favorites feature, but now we’re back with a great interview from one of my favorite fellow book bloggers, Vicky from What Vicky Read. Before starting this blog, I wasn’t even aware that book blogging was popular. I … Continue reading “Interview with Vicky from What Vicky Read – Friday Favorites”

10 Books to Help You Celebrate National Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1973 when the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make August 26 a day to celebrate equality between men and women. For obvious reasons, equality between all genders is important and is always worth celebrating. Here are ten books to help you celebrate feminism and women’s equality. If you have … Continue reading “10 Books to Help You Celebrate National Women’s Equality Day”