(This is the second post in a three-post series featuring interviews with the hosts of literary podcasts. Check out the first post here.) This week I got to interview Bob, Tonya, and Derek of the Books, Beards, Booze podcast. Here's what they had to say about their show: Rhonda: What’s your show called and what’s … Continue reading Interview with Books, Beards, Booze Podcast!
(I previously wrote about my recommendations for bookish podcasts, but I've recently joined a literary podcasters network for my own show, Pop DNA. Through this network I've discovered some fantastic shows and interacted with their hosts, and have been privileged to interview a few of them. This is the first post of a three-part series … Continue reading Interview with Terrible Book Club Podcast!
Since Game of Thrones just ended, and I've been working from home for a week due to some office renovations, I thought it was the perfect time to sign up for a 7-day free trial of the HBO Amazon Prime Channel and binge the entire series (while working, of course!). Game of Thrones has reached … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Thoughts After Watching All of “Game of Thrones” in One Week
Do you ever wish books had soundtracks, like movies do? Stephenie Meyer kind of famously did this for the Twilight series; she commented that these were playlists she listened to while writing the books, but they'd work great to have as background music while you're reading, as well. The same can be said of Sarah J. Maas, … Continue reading Creating Book Soundtracks
If you follow my posts you may have noticed that things have been a little quiet here for a couple of weeks. Or maybe you didn't notice, I don't know. I'm not the center of the universe, contrary to popular opinion. I took a bit of a break from blogging because I have a lot … Continue reading Reading Slump Blues
It is really so kind of the organizers of Independent Bookstore Day to always schedule it for my birthday weekend. I get to buy birthday presents to myself and support indie bookstores! This year we only made it to two stores, as we stayed on the Olympic Peninsula rather than taking the ferry over to … Continue reading Independent Bookstore Day 2019!
We witnessed history a couple weeks ago, as the first ever photograph of a black hole was seen and shared and reported on countless times on Wednesday, April 10. This is a monumental achievement, as it took a team of over 100 scientists and engineers several years and a computing telescope the size of the … Continue reading Science Nonfiction to Read if You’re Still Excited About the Black Hole Photo
This post is in partnership with Basic Invite, Truly Custom Invitations for all events and occasions! 'Tis the season of grad parties, weddings, and spring soirees. If you're a book lover (which, of course you are if you're reading this blog, right?) and you also happen to be planning an upcoming party or event, you … Continue reading Bookish Event Theme Ideas (and the Chic Invitations to Go With Them!)
I am a hypocrite. Not really, but I needed a good hook for this post. If I had written this maybe three years ago I would have been a hypocrite, though, so we'll go with it. Here's why. I used to fancy myself a book snob. I always adamantly claimed that any book was inherently … Continue reading On Watching the Movie When You Haven’t Read the Book
The Washington State Department of Corrections quietly issued a complete ban on prison book donations last month. "So quietly, in fact, that they didn't bother to tell us first. We only know now because we found this memo on their website today. We're ready to fight it..." Books to Prisoners, the Seattle-based nonprofit that has … Continue reading Sign the Petition to Reverse the Ban on Book Donations to Washington Prisons