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Turning the Page to 2021

As we say good riddance to the year that, at times, seemed like it would never end, we’d like to take a minute to share some of our favorite reads of 2020 and a bit of what we’re looking forward to reading in 2021.

While 2020 wasn’t the year anyone wanted to be, for the Bookish Ladies, it wasn’t a total loss since we did get to read some pretty good books.

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BookExpo 2017: Books, authors, crowds, and more books

It’s early June and I have bruises on my shoulders from carrying tote bags full of books–it must be BookExpo season! This year’s BookExpo was a bit different than it has been the last few years, and not just because they dropped the “America” from their name Continue reading “BookExpo 2017: Books, authors, crowds, and more books”

Bookworm Problems


Please forgive the randomness of this post but after not posting for weeks I figured you deserved at least some explanation as to why.

Since the beginning of the year I’ve felt like I was one bad book or one distraction away from slipping into an epic book slump and, until recently, I was able to fend it off but in the end it got the better of me…and I blame Melinda for at least part of it, lol!
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Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon

The Girl Who Drank the Moon’s beautiful cover and magical title had attracted my attention for months but, since I don’t read much children’s literature, it never made it to the top of my TBR pile until it won the Newbery Medal and became the topic of conversation in the children’s department. Parent’s were asking about it, kids wanted to know why their teachers said they should read it, coworkers were looking for talking points–basically this book became homework. Wonderful wonderful homework. Continue reading “Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon”

Audio Book Review: Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman wrote a new book. That was pretty much all I need to know before making a buying decision but, even though it was an instabuy, I didn’t expect it to leave me wondering if this was the perfect audiobook. Continue reading “Audio Book Review: Norse Mythology”

Book Review: Echoes in Death by JD Robb

A few weeks ago I was having the crappiest day ever at work and just when I’d decided that pulling the fire alarm so that we could close early was a viable option, the UPS guy dropped off a promo box with an advanced copy of Echoes in Death. Continue reading “Book Review: Echoes in Death by JD Robb”

Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Another year has come to an end and the Bookish Ladies are looking forward to a new year and ever growing TBRs. What are we looking forward to in 2017? Well, we’ll tell you. Continue reading “Looking Ahead: Our Most Anticipated Books of 2017”

Looking Back: Our Favorite Reads of 2016

As we come to the end of another year, the Bookish Ladies decided to take a look back and choose a few of our favorite reads of 2016.

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More Gifts for the Bookish

Looking for a special gift for the book lover in your life? Need ideas to add to your wishlist? Just looking to buy yourself a present? Well whatever your reason to shop, we can help! This series of posts are a compilation of some of our favorite items sure to please any bookworm. Continue reading “More Gifts for the Bookish”

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