Kindle Unlimited: A Library-To-Go

Attention, fellow readaholics! How much money do you spend each year paying for novels? What if you could access hundreds of thousands of them for only $10 a month? Sounds like your library just got a whole lot bigger, sister. It’s time to feed that inner bookworm properly…

Diet Review: The Starch Solution

You’ve probably heard about President Bill Clinton changing over to a plant-based diet after his two heart surgeries. And you may have even read the open letters one doctor repeatedly sent to Clinton urging “one of our country’s greatest statesmen” to make a change in diet for better health

Words of Love: The Tragic Romance of Francesco Petrarch

If there was ever a man who could pin beauty to paper with a pen, and bring it to life, that man is Francesco Petrarch, more commonly known as Petrarch. As an homage to Valentine’s Day, I would like to bring to light one of the most famous poets and romantics of all time.

Reviving a Classic: Flowers for Algernon

Flowers for Algernon was first published by Daniel Keyes as a novelette in 1960, before being expanded into a novel in 1966. It tells the story of Charlie, a man with an IQ of 68, who is the first test subject for an operation intended to increase the subject’s intelligence.

Publishing Apocalypse

Where I live, as you walk along the corner of Ventura and Cedros, you’ll see a large orange building across from a Bank of America. Currently, it’s just another TJ Max, but it wasn’t always. You may be able to sense it, the familiar scent of overpriced coffee, the musty smell of pages long gone unturned, and the sharp but fading odor of ink.

6 Life Lessons From Dr. Seuss

Ah, the great Dr. Suess with his fantastical, nonsensical words and rhyming melodic meters that we read over and over as children. Little did we know that there were some amazing words to live by in such favorites as

Fifty Shades of Hype

I first heard about E L James’s Fifty Shades of Grey from my friend who heard about it from her sister, a stay-at-home mom from Indiana, who called it “mommy porn.” I then was invited to participate in a new book group and it was the title for April.

Why I Hate Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is easily one of the most famous, beloved, and influential writers of the 1920s. He’s written many classics, such as The Old Man and the Sea,

The Scandalous Revival of ‘Young Adult’ Novels

These days, it’s hard to walk into a bookstore without being bombarded by life-sized cutouts of the smoldering visages of characters from Twilight or The Hunger Games’ tough (yet sexy) protagonists.

Be A Book Nut: National Read Across America Day

Dr. Seuss was a genius, wasn’t he? From him I learned many life lessons like never mix up your right foot with your left and an elephant’s faithful one hundred percent. I’m not his only fan either. Today, March 2, is both Dr. Seuss’ 108th birthday and

Daniel Handler: From Young Adult to Adult

An Interview with Lemony Snicket Author About His New Novel

Synopsis – “Why We Broke Up”
This novel tells the story of Min Green and how she and Ed Slaterton met at a party, saw a movie, followed an old woman, shared a hotel room, and broke each other’s hearts.

7 Beach Must Read Books

If you want a true beach read it stands to reason that the setting should be the beach – near or far, today or yesteryear. These classic and bestselling books evoke the essence of a seaside locale with adventures, sport, romance, serenity and even a few storms.