5 Anti-Valentine’s Day Reads

5 Anti-Valentine’s Day Reads

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, but that doesn’t mean everyone is excited. Instead of a date night and flowers, others might be looking forward to a quiet night in with a book and a glass, or bottle, of wine. It’s not all roses for us single people, and it’s just a corporate holiday anyway, right? Here’s five books to read if you hate Valentine’s Day.   1) Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson   Book Buttons Embed ISBN: 9781250077028 If you’re looking for a laugh this Valentine’s day, Lawson’s exploration of her battle with mental illness …

The History of Bibliomania: Book-Buying Madness

The History of Bibliomania: Book-Buying Madness

If you’re someone like me, you can’t walk out of a book store empty handed. Sometimes I have to cover my face while passing the storefront window, because I know if I look inside, I’ll leave 30 minutes later with heavy shopping bags and lighter pockets. If this is you, don’t worry. We’re not alone, in fact, compulsive book buying can be traced back to the early 19th century.   According to The Guardian, many people from Europe, especially England, were afflicted by what they called “bibliomania,” a book collecting obsession. Cleric and bibliographer, Thomas Frognall Dibdin wrote Bibliomania, or Book …

Authors We Wish Were Releasing Books This Year

Authors We Wish Were Releasing Books This Year

You know the feeling when you completely fall in love with an author and then find out that they haven’t released a new book in a few years? Talk about frustrating! Especially when it’s a series that ends in a cliffhanger, what are you supposed to do? While there are many authors that we would love to hear from, here are a list of just a few that we wish would release something this year!  1) Khaled Hosseini