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5 Must-Have Albums for Rockabilly Fans
When people think of rockabilly, they think of greasy pompadours, vintage Gretsch guitars, Western-style shirts, and Bettie Page pinups. But don’t...
Romance Roundup: Firefighters, Adventurers, and Baseball Players
This week’s Romance Roundup includes a determined intern, a tour boat captain, and a hardworking woman in need of some major R&R. Into the Fire, by...
this old house
is a Juicy Read Filled with Mystery, Romance, and Renovations
Let’s face it, you can’t ask for a better beach read than Sunshine Beach. Heck, the cover illustration alone makes you want to step into the...
the bard revisited
The Taming of the Shrew
Gets a Modern Makeover in
Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl is the latest in Hogarth’s series of Shakespearean classics retold by contemporary authors. With Vinegar Girl,...
Episode 11 Recap: Vengeance Is Mine
While much happens in this week’s Outlander, when you distill the plot to its essence, we find all the usual happenings: There is division about war...
tweets of the week
Book Nerd Tweets of the Week: Love Edition
Our hearts are raw this week, if not broken. We’ll try to keep things light with this week’s tweets, because a good laugh over some corny dad...
what a dad wants
6 Albums Your Dad Will Love to Get This Father’s Day
Father’s Day is this Sunday, and instead of getting your favorite father figure the usual tie or monogrammed coffee mug, why not show your...
love and laughter
7 Fantastic Romance Authors Who Will Also Make You Laugh
If you’re looking for a satisfying story to slip into the beach bag this weekend, then you might be on the lookout for a love story. Even more, you’re...
the book nerd's guide to life
The Book Nerd’s Guide to Shipping
Welcome to the Book Nerd’s Guide to Life! Every other week, we convene in this safe place to discuss the unique challenges of life for people whose...
5 Writers Who Definitely Killed Someone
When we think of murderers—people who have taken the life of another on purpose, sometimes with careful planning—we tend to imagine desperate...
ask a literary lady
Ask a Literary Lady: Dealing with Book Snobs?
Dear Literary Lady, Whenever I have friends over, a couple of them become really snobby when talking about books. Sometimes, they make my other friends...
and the Search for the Extreme: An Interview with Emma Cline
Emma Cline’s debut novel, The Girls, has been on our must-read list since its acquisition was announced in 2014 following a massive bidding war....