You’ve Got to Be Seen Green … and Purple … and Gold: Ten Book Covers for Mardi Gras

It’s a colorful Top Ten Tuesday. This week, the theme is all about the Carnival celebration Mardi Gras and one of its most identifiable features—and no, I’m not talking about the beads or King Cakes. Rather, it’s those big, bright colors. While their exact history and meaning are often disputed, there’s no doubt that green,Continue reading “You’ve Got to Be Seen Green … and Purple … and Gold: Ten Book Covers for Mardi Gras”

So Many Books, So Little Time: Ten Books Still Waiting on My To-Be-Read Pile

Longtime visitors to the Stacks know that I’m not a fan of overly restrictive to-be-read piles—I rail against them often enough. For first time readers, though, let me reiterate: books are more fun for me when I grab one without considering publication dates and what I should be reading. Often that means my shelves areContinue reading “So Many Books, So Little Time: Ten Books Still Waiting on My To-Be-Read Pile”

Old Friends, New Faces, and Old Friends With New Faces: Ten of My Favorite 2020 Reads

I’m hesitant to make a list decreeing my favorite books of the year because, really, I like most everything I read. Ignoring the unfortunate amount of political nonfiction that I regularly torture myself, who has time to spend hours with a book they don’t like? Even with my usual easy-to-please reading habits, I would argueContinue reading “Old Friends, New Faces, and Old Friends With New Faces: Ten of My Favorite 2020 Reads”