Annie Recommends // Blind Date With a Book

A few months ago, I was browsing my favorite local bookstore and stumbled upon this: a blind date with a book.  A paperback book was wrapped in brown butcher's paper and covered with adjectives describing the book.  The wrapping told me about the book's nature, but didn't give me a glimpse at the title, author,…

Annie’s Fall TBR

Nothing makes my bibliophilic heart smile more than the drop in temperature.  The leaves fall, the cozy cable knit sweaters come out, the autumnal candles get lit after months of sitting and waiting for the air to turn cold.  Life turns into an autumn-themed Pinterest board (at least I wish it did) as the chill…

Annie’s Friends Give Book Recommendations

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, but this girl's best friends are books.  Over the years, I've come across other girls just like me, ones who will forget their keys or their wallet but never fail to have a book in their purse (probably because "must be big enough to hold a book"…

Annie’s Favorite Book Covers

I'm a firm believer in judging a book by its cover.  Covers set the precedent for the book and its content.  Covers create a bias from the second you lay eyes on the book: a good cover is intriguing, even if the book is the literary equivalent of nails on a chalkboard.  So I welcome…

Annie Buys Books // July Book Haul

Today I'm taking you on a little walk through my mailbox and sharing the books that I purchased this month.  If you listen closely, you can hear my empty wallet (and my abysmal NetGalley percentage) sobbing in the background. For the books I purchased, this month was all about finishing series (and starting a few…

Annie’s Actual TBR Pile

There's nothing I love more than organization, so I thought I'd share a little slice of my book organization by talking about my actual TBR pile. Since I rarely purchase books I've already read, I have a lot of hard copies that I still have yet to conquer.  Being the organizational freak that I am,…

Annie’s Favorite Historical Fiction Books

Hello folks!  American Independence Day has me in a retrospective mood and what better way to be retrospective than to contemplate Annie's favorite historical fiction.  Historical books done right are some of my favorites because they are transportive in nature: we read to escape the troubles of reality, so why not experience a time gone…

My Favorite Snow Day Reads

There's something beautiful about frolicking through a field of gleaming white snow... until your nose gets cold, and then it's time to come inside for a cup of cocoa and a good book.  Here are some of my favorites to put you in a wintry mood or, if you don't enjoy snow in your socks,…