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Conquering the Classics: The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson
Book Reviews / Classics Club / Fiction

Conquering the Classics: The Bird’s Nest by Shirley Jackson

Source: Library Shy and introverted, 23-year old Elizabeth spends her days toiling away at a museum while living with her aunt, who cares for her with her own inheritance. Sickly and a chronic sufferer of headaches and back pains, Elizabeth’s aunt finally takes her to a doctor, who refers her to […]

The Truth About the Bee-pocalypse
Guest Posts

The Truth About the Bee-pocalypse

Today’s post is written by Dr. Malcolm Sanford, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and beekeeping specialist. We’ve all heard of the bee-pocalypse leading to the collapse of the honey bee and the food supply. Thus, the mantra continues. What’s happening to the honey bees? Dr. Malcolm Sanford, Professor […]

Product Review & Giveaway: Beam N Read
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Product Review & Giveaway: Beam N Read

I’m not going to lie – when I first saw the Beam N Read light I instantly thought of my grandmother, who was always needing more light to do her quilting. When I realized it could also be used for reading (as well as camping, knitting, navigating, etc.), I was thrilled. My […]

Weekly News Roundup: Spats, Deaths, and the Military
Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup: Spats, Deaths, and the Military

Politics The White House is listening! The public wants to be able to do more online, so the White House will be revamping several government websites in an effort to make them more user-friendly. Read more. The press has, once again, jumped on a story about a riff between Hillary Clinton and […]

‘Secret Rooms’ is an Exposé of the Wealthy (Book Review)
Book Reviews / Fiction

‘Secret Rooms’ is an Exposé of the Wealthy (Book Review)

Source: Library In 1940, John the 9th Duke of Rutland, locked himself in the servants quarters of his 356-room castle with his papers and journals and refused to leave, jeopardizing his health and ultimately leading to his death. What he did in these rooms, known as the Muniments Rooms, was a mystery until […]

Announcement: 30 Authors in 30 Days
#30 Authors / Author Events / TBW News

Announcement: 30 Authors in 30 Days

Stay in the loop by joining the 30 Authors in 30 Days event on Facebook! A few months ago, author Jenny Milchman approached me about putting together an event that would connect authors and bloggers. I thought it was a great idea, which is why I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming […]

Shark Week: Fact or Fiction?
Book Wheel Originals / Discussions

Shark Week: Fact or Fiction?

Today marks the beginning of Shark Week on Discovery Channel, a week-long event that will surely dominate the airwaves and Twittersphere. Growing up, I always loved Shark Week because it was interesting, entertaining, and educational. While these may still be accurate descriptors of certain aspects of Shark Week, it has, in […]

Weekly News Roundup: Lawsuits, Earthquakes, and Ebola
Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup: Lawsuits, Earthquakes, and Ebola

  The weekly news roundup is back! After a brief hiatus while I tried to figure out how balance the roundup with future career prospects, I’ve decided to bring it back with less personal commentary. Please leave your own thoughts, though!  World Starting yesterday, Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire, but […]

Celeste Ng’s Portrait of Hope and Regret (Book Review)
Book Reviews / Fiction

Celeste Ng’s Portrait of Hope and Regret (Book Review)

Source: Penguin Press HC via Edelweiss One of three children born to interracial parents, Lydia was clearly the favorite. She was obedient, disciplined, talented, and never caused her parents to worry. When she goes missing and is subsequently found dead, it goes without saying that her parents were truly shocked. It is upon her disappearance […]