Essays, Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction

Thin Places by Jordan Kisner

Essays From In Between A few weeks ago I wrote about the publishers and their imprints and how one particular editor from one particular imprint has sent me books directly that I've really enjoyed. Synopsis Publisher Marketing:When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ a summer camp, much to the confusion… Continue reading Thin Places by Jordan Kisner

Diary of a Bookseller

Bookselling in Self-Isolation

Lucky number thirteen today, the day that marks the start of my fourth week in self-isolation, and what an interesting time the last three weeks have been. Diary of a Bookseller #13 As a person with asthma, I've been self-isolating since before our Pennsylvania governor first encouraged non-essential businesses to close on March 13 (it… Continue reading Bookselling in Self-Isolation

Biography, History, Non-Fiction

D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose

The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II I always enjoy a good World War II fiction or nonfiction book, and when this one came in as an advance copy at the store with a blurb from Erik Larson on the front cover, I knew it had to… Continue reading D-Day Girls by Sarah Rose

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Young Adult

A YA Week at Home

I've been doing very little serious reading while self-isolating at home the past two weeks. This is actually a good thing, because it means that I've been working so hard that I haven't had time to really settle into a book. I mean, I'd rather be reading, but right now I'm grateful to be one… Continue reading A YA Week at Home

Biography, Bookish Tuesday, History, Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction

My Favorite WWII Nonfiction

Last week I featured some of my favorite World War II fiction, so it's only right that I follow it up with nonfiction this week! I've also noticed that all of my favorite WWII books, both fiction and nonfiction, are the stories of women during the war. It wasn't intentional for me to formulate a… Continue reading My Favorite WWII Nonfiction

Comic Monday, Fantasy, Fiction

The Adventure Zone 1: Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys

Many of my Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) playing friends have told me how much they love The Adventure Zone. I'm not a big podcast person, but I do love a good fantasy graphic novel! So when the first volume was released, I decided to pick it up and give it a shot! If you want… Continue reading The Adventure Zone 1: Here There Be Gerblins by The McElroys

Memoir/Autobiography, Non-Fiction

How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

I've been waiting to write this review until I found the copy of the book that we're supposed to have on hand at the store. And when I finally gave up, I ordered another copy from the publisher. Right before we had to close our doors at the bookstore because of the virus. Synopsis How… Continue reading How to Be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery

Diary of a Bookseller

How to Support Your Local Indie Bookstore When Everyone’s Stuck at Home

Diary of a Bookseller #12 On Monday, per the guidance of our Pennsylvania governor and health department, we closed the doors of the bookstore to the public. While many stores are remaining open limited hours so that staff can receive books and fulfill web orders, our store is presently closed to customers and employees -… Continue reading How to Support Your Local Indie Bookstore When Everyone’s Stuck at Home

Book Club, History, Non-Fiction, Sociology

Planet Funny by Ken Jennings

During my January funk (which seems so slight compared to what the world is going through now), the Nonfiction Book Club read Planet Funny by Ken Jennings. This is the review I had meant to post 2 months ago! Synopsis From the Back Cover:Where society's most coveted trait once might have been strength or intelligence… Continue reading Planet Funny by Ken Jennings