What I Did On My Summer Vacation: HARRY POTTER!

What is it like being an adult fan of Harry Potter, traveling with other adult fans of Harry Potter, at a theme park for families who may or may not be as much as a Harry Potter fan as you are?  It’s pretty freaking awesome!  Bonus: I have no fear regarding roller coasters (it’s myRead more

5 Things I Noticed While Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I didn’t anticipate discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone again.  Re-reading it now, with the entire series completed, the movies finished, and completely new content coming out has made me aware of things in a new way. Here are 5 things I took away from re-reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The movie skipsRead more

5 Harry Potter Things This Week

It’s Friday and usually I talk about something book related here.  Since it is June and I am re-reading Harry Potter, I thought I would share some fun Harry Potter related things I got obsessed with this week. As we get closer to the premier of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, more information willRead more

Harry Potter Re-Read Coming in June!

I may have mentioned this already, but at the end of June I am going to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with my family. We are all very excited, except maybe my mother.  She is excited for different reasons.  She is the only one of the 5 of us who has not readRead more

Book Club of 1 Summer Reading 2016

Let’s do this! First things first- I need people to sign up! Some details about signing up.  This is so I can keep track of anyone participating.  Everyone who does sign up gets a special note from me and a sticker (see the graphic above).  Why?  Because I am love getting mail and stickers.  IRead more

Author Talks: Mehmed Ali, my colleague

A few weeks ago I mentioned that one of my colleagues published his first book: Yousuf Karsh John Garo The Search for a Master’s Legacy.  It has been exciting to see a new author enjoy the ability to share his work with new people. On Thursday night, Mehmed gave a talk about his new book atRead more

Author Talks: Gregory Maguire, Author of Wicked

Most Broadway fans know what Wicked is.  Many book lovers read the book before the musical became popular.  On Saturday night I got to attend an event that featured a conversation with Maguire, who is promoting his current book After Alice. I have read almost all his books, have a number of them autographed, and haveRead more

Summer Reading! WIN PRIZES!

Ok, so do you want to try a summer reading program? What if there are prizes? Let’s do it! This is going to be simple.  The more you read, the more chances you have for prizes.  Your goal: read 5 books and get 1 ticket to the raffle.  For every additional 5 books, you getRead more

The Book Binge and the Book Purge

BONUS POST!  It’s that kind of day.  I need to write my feelings.  This is far better than eating my feelings, believe me. I talk a lot about how I get books.  I rarely buy them, but when I do I go big!  I follow the instagram feed for Serpentine Books, you know, one ofRead more

Thinking About May

The month of April is almost over and so is my daily publishing of entries.  I am ready to get back to 3-posts a week. With May looming, I am thinking about what comes next.  I am still enjoying writing this blog and I still have plenty to write about. So, what is coming upRead more