The most highly-anticipated book release of 2019, The Testaments, Margaret Atwood's companion novel to her 1985 dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale, was waiting for me on my Kindle when I woke up this morning (it's Tuesday, September 10 as I write this). I wanted to spend all day reading, but alas, the duties of adulthood call. But as … Continue reading I Live Blogged the First Chapter of “The Testaments” Because of Course I Did
So this post started out as my April wrap-up post. And then when I didn't end up reading much in April it was going to be an April/May combo post. But then that didn't happen, either, and I was thinking I might just do a monster "Late Spring-Summer" wrap-up, but I'm just not feeling that. … Continue reading Let Me Tell You About My Book Club
What could be better than reading a book? Basically nothing. But there may occasionally come a time when you go through a reading slump, where nothing you pick up gives you that reading excitement spark, for whatever reason. During my reading slumps, there are a few things I like to do that are "book-adjacent," or … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Literary Webseries
The trailer for the upcoming Little Women adaptation, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, was just released this week. I feel like I've been hearing news about this movie for about a year at this point, and very little that I've heard has inspired any excitement. Maybe it's too early to judge, as … Continue reading I Am Not On Board With Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”
I received a reader's copy of this book from Duckworth Books to participate in their Summer Blog Tour. From the publisher: "When an archaeologist goes missing in the Congo basin, Professor Randolph Harkness and young tearaway Ross McCartney go in search of her – only to stumble upon a conspiracy to conceal ancient horrors lost … Continue reading Review: The Killing Gene
I previously wrote about how it feels to be in a reading slump, but I also sometimes have this almost opposite experience that I like to call "Book ADD," which is when you have too many options of books to read that all sound great, so you start all of them and can't decide which … Continue reading Book ADD
(This is the third and final [for now] of three posts featuring interviews with hosts of literary podcasts. Read the first post here and the second here.) I really had to stretch my writing muscles and dust off the part of my brain I used in my journalism classes for this one. Rather than conducting … Continue reading Interview with Don’t Call it a Book Club Podcast!
Who else watches The Bold Type? It's kind of a show that I didn't want to like, but can't help liking anyway. It gets so many things wrong, about media and publishing and journalism, mostly, but what it absolutely gets right is the friendship between the three main characters. Sutton, Jane, and Kat support each … Continue reading Book Recommendations for the Ladies of “The Bold Type”
(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!