Category: Feature

55 Quirky Questions for Read..

This questionnaire was created by The Literary Lollipop to discuss reading personality, theirs and others. So let’s get started! 1. Favorite childhood book: The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley, I was named after the heroine.  2. What are you reading right now? The Parasol Protectorate series. 3. What books do you have on request […]

August 12, 2014

Oh Captain, My Captain: To R..

Oh Captain, My Captain: To Robin Williams

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, -Walt Whitman, “Oh Captain, My Captain” The world has lost a wonderful man today in the great Robin Williams. When I was younger I loved seeing him as the genie or as the great Peter Pan in Hook. As I got older, it was movies like […]

August 12, 2014

Storytime Sunday: Bite by Me

Storytime Sunday is a meme unique to The Book Nut in which I share some of the short stories that I’ve written during my writing practice sessions. So far nothing more has come from these stories but I’d still like to share them Please keep in mind that these stories are practice, and not heavily […]

August 10, 2014

Book Pet Peeves #6: Hardcove..

Book Pet Peeves #6: Hardcover vs Paperback

It’s time for another book pet peeve. Today I want to cover a popular debate, that being the argument between hardcover and paperback books. Hardcover Pros: Hardcovers are sturdier. They don’t get those awful creases in their spines like paperbacks do if you aren’t careful. Hardcovers (for the most part) only come in two sizes, […]

August 7, 2014

Storytime Sunday: Wet by Me

Storytime Sunday: Wet by Me

So this is a thing I’m trying, it’s called Storytime Sunday. This won’t be a thing I do every Sunday, just once in a while when I have something I want to share. Since my first creative writing class in high school I’ve written quite a few short stories. Some where for class, others were […]

August 3, 2014

The Thing About Blogging for..

The Thing About Blogging for Books…

A lot of publishers have different programs available for bloggers to get books for review. Some bloggers have a difficult time getting up the courage to contact publishers directly for review copies myself included. For us, there are programs like Blogging For Books.   What is Blogging For Books? Well this is from their website: […]

July 31, 2014

The Thing About YA Book Exch..

The Thing About YA Book Exchange…

Update: YA Book Exchange is no longer active. Sad days…   I feel as though not very many people know about the brilliance that is YA Book Exchange.   So what is YA Book Exchange, or YABE? This is from the site’s about page: Trading books is a fickle thing. Sometimes you get books you […]

July 30, 2014

The Thing About NetGalley..

The Thing About NetGalley…

For new reviewers and old, NetGalley is a great tool to start reading and reviewing advanced copies. Sure, they’re ecopies and that is a sticking point for some people. Some of us, myself included, still prefer the physical copy of a book. But for titles that we really want to read sometimes you have to […]

July 28, 2014

Book Pet Peeves #5: Book Siz..

Book Pet Peeves #5: Book Size

I’m back with another bookish pet peeve! Today I want to talk about book size. I know I’m not the only one who gets all bent out of shape about book size, I see posts and videos (especially videos) about it all of the time. So why does it bug me? Just look at this […]

July 24, 2014

4th Annual Ohio Author Book ..

4th Annual Ohio Author Book Fair: July 19, 2014

  The Hudson Library and Historical Society is a huge brick building in the town of Hudson, Ohio and the home to the 4th Annual Ohio Author Book Fair. Down the street and around the corner sits a wonderful little independent bookshop called the Learned Owl. This was the setting for a fantastic event full […]

July 19, 2014