Bookstore Tour: The Last Bookstore, Downtown Los Angeles

I haven't done a bookstore tour in a really long time. I think I was still living in Brooklyn where small bookstores reign gloriously. But I went on vacation and did some road tripping recently and I have bookstores to report back! Today we're going to be heading to the West (best) Coast to check…

Why I Sometimes See the Movie Before I Read the Book

My friend, Michaela, at The Ardent Biblio recently talked about reading War and Peace for the first time. If you aren't aware, War and Peace is considered one of the best books of all time written by the most prolific writers, Leo Tolstoy. However, it was originally written in Russian, is over 1400 pages long, and it takes place during…

How to manage emotionally triggering books

Is it weird when I call a book “emotionally triggering,” I’m talking about the passive of time in the book rather than anything else? I can deal with my fair share of self-harm, sexual abuse, and even suicide. When a book writes about them (and they do it well), I find it most fascinating and…