On the Road again: A firsthand trip with Kerouac

“On the Road” is one of the rare books that has stood the test the time. It hits on the human desire to explore and to be a part of something bigger in this life; values that are even more prevalent today. With the rise of technology, it’s easy to see the Great Wall of China […]

Get creative with The Art of Silliness author Carla Sonheim

Hello! My name is Carla Sonheim and I am the author of a new book, “The Art of Silliness: A Creativity Book for Everyone.” Today I’d like to talk a little bit about creativity, drawing, and… silliness! Being creative enriches our lives. Besides the more “serious” benefits such as developing problem-solving skills, etc., expressing ourselves creatively […]

BookSwim is a fab last minute gift for the Book Lover! – press release

BookSwim, the Netflix for books is a fab last-minute printable gift idea that delivers thousands of New York Times bestsellers to your giftee’s door! BookSwim offers unlimited book rental for one flat monthly price. A member simply clicks a title on our website to add it to her list, and her top books automatically ship […]

Celebrate the Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

I know I know, another contest entry! This time you have a chance to win too though! How great would it be to win a ton of books worth $500? Super cool if you ask me! I found this fun contest on the Chronicle Books Blog. They’re having an amazing Haul-iday giveaway! Anyone can enter […]

The Snowman’s Song: A Christmas Story – Book Review

Books are such an important part of our lives. I love to read and try to encourage both of my children to read as much as they can. They both have a large collection of books on their shelves and seeing them sit down and get immersed in a book brings a smile to my […]

Why I love reading the old-fashioned way – Guest Post by Katherine Swarts

They predicted a “paperless society” for the Internet age. Like space colonies and household droids (both once expected to be commonplace by 2009), it’s been slow to happen. I’m in no hurry for it. Nothing personal against the electronic world; to read the daily news, I’ll gladly go online rather than juggle floppy, smudgy newspaper […]

Found & Shared Roundup

A quick post to share a few fun items found today! Enjoy :) Freebies4mom.com has a great list of summer reading programs for your kids on her blog. This is a sweet way to earn free books and keep your child reading all summer long! Here’s a sweep I’d love to win! A customized 2009 […]

Book in a Bag Contest & FREE Tote!

I love the prize they’re giving away for this Earth Day contest! Avon & The Sak are giving away a gorgeous Eco Harmony Drawstring bag in Sangria to Cayenne dip-dye. It will be filled with four titles; Ransom My Heart (Avon A) by Princess Mia Thermopolis, with Meg Cabot; Green is the New Black (William […]

Top 200 BBC Books

I thought this was an interesting list. According to BBC’s Big Read these titles are the top 200 books in the UK. Just for fun I’m going to keep track of what I’ve read on the list. I can see I have a lot of reading to do. I have many more books on my […]