Books That Stick

Every so often I read a book that resonates with me for reasons I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it was the writing, maybe the story or maybe the setting. After reading these books it is often difficult to dive into another one right away. A couple months ago I read such a book… Continue reading Books That Stick

One Book, One Watertown 2020: The Secrets We Kept

We are pleased to announce Lara Prescott’s debut novel, The Secrets They Kept as our selection for One Book, One Watertown 2020. “A gorgeous and romantic feast of a novel anchored by a cast of indelible secretaries.” - The New York Times “Enthralling… This is the rare page-turner with prose that’s as wily as its… Continue reading One Book, One Watertown 2020: The Secrets We Kept

Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season

As a librarian who used to bar tend in Boston’s fine dining bar scene, I always am on the hunt for the next interesting read on all things wine. Here are a few of my favorite wine related reads on all matters red, white, and bubbly – and everything in between! Make sure to join… Continue reading Read Between the Wines: Book Recommendations to Spread Liquid Joy this Holiday Season

Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

Hopefully we all know what it feels like to be completely drawn into a book. The Author has created a world of characters/atmosphere/language that absorbs every moment you spend reading. Unfortunately, that also means that we probably know what it feels like when that book is over and you are kicked out of that world… Continue reading Post-Book Blues: My Love/Hate Relationship with a Good Book

A New Nancy Drew!

When I was younger, I read every one of the original Nancy Drew mysteries at least three times each. Nancy made me fall in love with reading mysteries, especially those about women detectives/sleuths. I wanted to be Nancy, partly because she had red, correction—Titian—hair (I had to look up what Titian meant), but mostly because… Continue reading A New Nancy Drew!

Amidst the Chaos, a review

About five years ago I reviewed Sara Bareilles’ album Blessed Unrest for our blog. She finally has a new album out and I thought it would be fun to see how her music has evolved. To start with, Amidst the Chaos doesn’t pull any punches. Bareilles is upfront about how she has changed and how… Continue reading Amidst the Chaos, a review