Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine

Last month, I raved about Laura Dave’s delicious new novel, Hello, Sunshine, a tale of a celebrity chef whose life, marriage, and career implode when everything about her is revealed to be a lie. This novel, Dave’s fifth, is topping must-read lists left and right and is without a doubt one of my favorite books … More Bookish Chat: Laura Dave Talks Writing, Reading, and Hello, Sunshine

Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Deadly Summer (Super Thriller)

Isn’t summer the best? The weather is great, school’s out, psychopaths are escaping from local hospitals and terrorizing teenagers— Oh, wait a minute. That wasn’t real life. That was in Sweet Valley. That must mean it’s time for another edition of Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read! And today, since I felt like walking on … More Lessons from a Sweet Valley Re-read: Deadly Summer (Super Thriller)

Cocoa Beach–And Why I’m a MAJOR Beatriz Williams Fangirl

I fangirl over a lot of things. Sprinkles Cupcakes, for instance. Jamie Fraser in a kilt. The four sacred Hollywood Chrises. My beagle on a random Monday afternoon when he gives me this look and makes me putty in his paws. Bottom line, when I love something, I go all in, and if you’ve been … More Cocoa Beach–And Why I’m a MAJOR Beatriz Williams Fangirl

Hadley and Ernest Forever: Why I’ll Always Love The Paris Wife

There’s a line in A Moveable Feast that has always stayed with me. Written at the end of his life about his early years in Paris, Hemingway reflects on his first marriage to Hadley Richardson, saying, “When I saw my wife again standing by the tracks as the train came in by the piled logs … More Hadley and Ernest Forever: Why I’ll Always Love The Paris Wife

Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck: For Papa Fans and Fans of Great Fiction

Hemingway’s writing changed the landscape of American fiction, but his persona and way of life make him even more captivating than his most iconic characters. It’s no wonder why he still fascinates the world 56 years after his death and why he still continues to show up in books and on film. As we continue … More Hemingway’s Girl by Erika Robuck: For Papa Fans and Fans of Great Fiction

Make a Literary Love Connection with Hemingway’s Hottest Bachelors

Watching Love Connection in the afternoons was kind of a hallmark of growing up in the 80s. There was nothing as fun as playing along with the studio audience, trying to determine which of the eligible bachelors or bachelorettes would make the perfect date for the contestant seated on Chuck Woolery’s couch. Since Hemingway was … More Make a Literary Love Connection with Hemingway’s Hottest Bachelors

The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber: A Fascinating Tale

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I love it when a book can teach me something new. Like many, I read The Velveteen Rabbit as a kid (full disclosure: the idea of burning all of the boy’s toys and books still leaves me with scars), but I never knew anything about the … More The Velveteen Daughter by Laurel Davis Huber: A Fascinating Tale

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave: Say Hello to Your Next Favorite Read

It’s amazing how much the world has changed thanks to social media. On the one hand, it connects us, allows us to keep in touch with people we otherwise wouldn’t see in decades, and—oh, I don’t know—maybe gives us an excuse to dress our dogs up in goofy outfits because it’s not weird if it’s … More Hello, Sunshine by Laura Dave: Say Hello to Your Next Favorite Read