Throwback Thursday: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

This book was originally reviewed in 2015 Grace Reinhart Sachs has it all.  A great job,  a loving, doctor husband, and a beautiful son.  She is even about to start the public relations tour for her first book, You Should Have Known.  As a marriage therapist, Grace has walked couples through trying to put itContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz”

Plotter or Pantser? Plan your Novel in November with NaNoPlanMo

NaNoWriMo is coming up!  If you, like me, tend toward the plotting side rather than the pantsing side, and the thought of writing 50,000 words in one month makes you begin to hyperventilate, fear not, dear reader, Readerly has you covered.  For the plotters among us, and the pantsers who want to be them, ReaderlyContinue reading “Plotter or Pantser? Plan your Novel in November with NaNoPlanMo”

Save the Time of the Writer…It’s what a Book Coach Does!

In 1931, Ranganathan first published his blockbuster of the library world, The Five Laws of Library Science.  You may laugh, but most librarians still take these laws pretty seriously, albeit with a few parenthetical updates.   Here are the five laws: Books Are For Use Every Reader His/Her Book Every Book Its Reader Save The TimeContinue reading “Save the Time of the Writer…It’s what a Book Coach Does!”

Throwback Thursday: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

This is a beautifully written book about a family suffering a terrible loss.  Lydia, the favorite daughter of a mixed race family (Caucasian and Asian) has drowned.  Surprisingly, though there are sad moments, the tone is hopeful.  Ng explores what happens when people’s lives don’t turn out the way they thought they would; when charactersContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng”

Throwback Thursday: Avenue of Spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family’s heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France by Alex Kershaw (2015)

This text is from the review I wrote in 2015.  Even MORE books about WWII have come out of the woodwork since then. The past few years of major anniversaries for important events of World War II coupled with the passing of so many of the heroes and villains of that time have brought forthContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Avenue of Spies: a true story of terror, espionage, and one American family’s heroic resistance in Nazi-occupied France by Alex Kershaw (2015)”