The Library Adventures

Library Adventures

In my biased opinion, the library is still as dope as it’s ever been. I made a concerted effort to visit it with my nephews during the summer and I love seeing it through their eyes. I loved stoking their like of reading and hoping that it grows into a lifelong relationship.

Late last month I was up until 2:43 this morning reading a book, Lisa Jewell’s And Then She Was Gone. It was then that I rerealized that I am still the same person who will read a 356 page book in one sitting and then regret finishing it. As if there aren’t other books littering my room. As if I was not fresh from a library trip earlier that week.With two more library books sitting on my bed…I stayed up late the next night finishing the latest addition to the Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison A Brit in the FBI series and then returned to the library for two Martha Grimes books.

I’m one of the people who sees the value of libraries regardless of ebooks, bookstores and other things. The library is one of the places that I feel completely free to be a book nerd without reprisal.

Tomorrow, I will be returning my late books and hopefully picking up a new batch.


new release. adjacent: a building 402 novella.

One of my favorite authors has a new release this week and while I’ve already read and fell in love with this novella, I thought I’d be selfish to keep it to myself. If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read it for free. This is a novella and it’s a romance so if you’re not a fan of either then please feel free to skip this.

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In case you missed it yesterday, Adjacent: A Building 402 Novella is now available on Amazon!

Eve and A.J. were SUPER fun to write. So I hope you have just as much fun reading all about them and Building 402! ❤

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He’s the last guy she should be checking for.
A Certified F*ckboy.

She’s the only girl he can’t seem to get off of his mind.

The proximity of them being neighbors certainly doesn’t help either of their causes. And when one side is ready to pursue their curiosity about the person next door, it quickly becomes clear that anything goes in Building 402…

Note: While this book tells a complete story, it is a novella meaning it is shorter in length by design. If you prefer your stories longer, I’d recommend checking out another Alexandra Warren project. 🙂

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Rereading an old favorite

One of my favorite reads from my teenage years is Sidney Sheldon’s The Other Side of Midnight. Yes, I spent my teenage years reading books like that along with Beloved, The Bluest Eye, anything by John Saul and Stephen King, much like today my choice of genre is all over the place I think that’s part of the allure of TOSoM. its multiple genres in one novel. You have romance, suspense, mystery, intrigue and all set during and after one of my favorite historical times WWII.

There is a grandness to the novel like an old piece of architecture or a vintage dress. It is so expansive. As I commented before it covers so many themes the scope of it is so large and wide-ranging. Even the types of characters are grand! You have an actress, government and military officials, the rich, powerful and famous. Sheldon’s writing in this book reminds me of one of the reasons that I truly love reading. TOSoM transplants the reader to other countries and and allows them to see the world as it was in the past. The novel scales different times but the people are all as interesting as the plot itself.
I lost my old copies so I bought another one from Amazon a few years ago. And this long weekend, I plan to reread it. I’ve caught up on my grading. I’m going to light a bookish candle(more on those next month) and read in bed while drinking a mug of tea.