Giveaway: “The Book of Life” by Deborah Harkness

the book of life

As many of you know, The Book of Life comes out on July 15.  I’ve been incredibly excited about the conclusion to this trilogy and can’t wait to read and review it!  😀 I’m delighted to be able to offer a giveaway of the book.  The giveaway will be open from now until July 14,Read more

“Library: An Unquiet History” by Matthew Battles

It’s getting close to finals time, and one of my projects this semester involved a Library Journal style book review on a book about libraries.  I chose Matthew Battles’ “Library:  An Unquiet History.”  Personally, I find the style of Library Journal reviews to be unnecessarily constraining, so I thought I’d take a moment here toRead more

Farewell, Britannica!

I had planned on posting a normal review today, but decided instead to comment on Encyclopedia Britannica’s decision to discontinue print editions of their encyclopedias.  Most of the articles that I’ve read so far are critical of the change, but I don’t think that it’s a bad thing. The problem with print encyclopedias is thatRead more