Sometimes you need a book that will make you laugh until you have tears streaming down your face. Sometimes you need a travelogue. Sometimes you need a heartfelt tale of the complex bonds of friendship and sometimes you just need to read about goofy dogs. No matter what you’re in the mood for, get ready … More I Thought You Said This Would Work by Ann Garvin: A Road Trip Through All of the Feelings
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
I’m all about the royals. Whether I’m binge-watching The Crown, fangirling over Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, or breaking the news to Riggins that his reign as king doesn’t actually extend beyond our front door, I’m always looking for ways to weave a bit more royalty into my day. When I first heard about author Daisy Goodwin’s … More Daisy Goodwin’s “Victoria” Reigns Supreme
They grow up so fast, don’t they? Two years ago today, with the help of my trusty, furry assistant, Riggins, I launched Book Perfume and released it out into the world. And by that I mean tentatively sent it to a few friends and family members and said something like, “You don’t have to read … More How the Time Flew – Book Perfume is Two!
I love Elizabeth Gilbert. Whether she’s eating, praying and loving, writing beautiful historical fiction about botany, or just being super inspiring on Oprah, I gobble her words right up. When she announced earlier this year that she was working on a book all about creativity, I basically danced with joy like Balki Bartokomous and Cousin … More Big Magic: A Magically Creative Read
Some might say I’m a bit of a royal enthusiast. Like any sane person, I woke up at 3 a.m. on April 29, 2011, made my tray of tea and shortbread and watched the hours of pre-ceremony activity leading up to the wedding of the century. I have the Kate and William paper dolls (don’t … More The Royal We: Everything I Love in One Pretty Package
It’s Book Perfume’s Blogiversary! Cupcakes for everyone! One year ago today, I launched Book Perfume with a post about one of my favorite literary hunks, Professor Friedrich Bhaer, and I wondered if anyone would even read it or if I would be like Brick Heck with his fontcast. In some respects, I can’t believe it’s … More Book Perfume’s 1st Blogiversary!
I haven’t slept in days and it’s all Meg Cabot’s fault. Her latest novel, Royal Wedding, is just too good. How could I let something as trivial as sleep get in the way of finishing it? Royal Wedding—the 11th Princess Diaries novel and the first for adults—reunites us with Mia Thermopolis, who many of us … More Meg Cabot’s “Royal Wedding”: RSVP for a Royally Delicious Read