• NatalieTahoe

    Hey there — Just found your blog and I love it! I’m subscribing to your posts because your taste in books range, which is how I tend to be, and the books you’ve reviewed are very similar to the types of books that I like to read! I’m toying with the idea of blogging, but I’m so caught up in my job in the business world (yawn) for the past 8 years, that I’m worried about having the time to keep a good and entertaining blog like yours!

    I also wanted to pass this site your way based on your recent blog on the library card “fun” that you experienced — it’s for those folks that are avid library visitors (to save money!); it’s http://www.paperbackswap.com and it’s fantastic for book lovers because you can trade books with other members from all over the place. You list your books that you’re willing to swap out (you don’t get them back, FYI), then when someone requests a book from you, then you pay for the shipping out to them (usually a couple of books through the post office). Then, when you see a book that you want and it’s available, you request it, and the member sends the book out to you, and they pay the shipping. You can create a Wish List and it’ll notify you when you’re next up to receive a book. I’ve gotten brand new books that have been read a couple of times, so they’re brand new! I’ve been a member for about 3 years now, and I’ve saved a TON of money! Best thing is that it’s free to be a member — without this site, I am sure I would miss out on some books because who’s got the cash to pay for these books brand new!

    So anyway, love your posts — I look forward to your recommendations! (I just got “The Manual of Detection” tonight — I’ll read that once I’m done with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” — you have got to read that one, dark and twisted, but would love to see what you think on it!).


    • Wow. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you found me. You should definitely start blogging. Bookgirl’s Nightstand encouraged me once I stumbled on this amazing community. You don’t have to post as often as I do (and sometimes I don’t post all that often). I just really enjoy having others out there who like to discuss books. Plus, it’s a great way to get new recommendations.

      I will definitely look into paperbackswap as I have tons that I don’t really want to hang onto. What a great idea.

      Thanks again for stopping by. Manual of Detection is a bit strange – I’ll be curious to see your thoughts on it. I did read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it scared the pants off me, so I haven’t picked up the other two.

      Have a great evening – jenn

  • Love,love,love the header!!! Great site.Will come back

    • pickygirl


  • Amazing list for July of 2011! Couple of my favorites!

    • Thanks! I’ve certainly enjoyed them.

  • Mbakis


    I saw that you commented on an article at Graphic Novel Reporter. Would you be interested in doing a Graphic Novel Reporter interview with me about your use of graphic novels and comics in the classroom?
    Contact me if you are interested.


  • Hi Jenn,

    I just discovered your blog, I like it; I had a look through some of your reviews, and I like your style of reviewing too. I’d actually like you to review an historical fiction of mine, I’ll email you in regard to that, but I thought I’d just say hi here first.

    All the very best for 2012.


    • T.D. –

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I always appreciate it when people drop me a note.


  • Steven Lee

    Great blog! I’ve enjoyed looking around. You have a wonderful style of writing. Very genuine and conversational.

    I look forward to following you here and elsewhere.

  • I have been all over your blog for the past hour…glad to see you are a David Sedaris fan…that lad is a hoot!
    That alone gives me some insight as to your likes.

    I am your new fan.

  • Persnikki

    Hi! Considering Cathedral stone… actually swatched the wall with it and just cant decide between that and the other grays I’m trying. Like your blog and wondered if you had any input as far as painting cathedral stone in a living area…or any other suggestions. I myself am also very picky… well not picky, particular.

    • Thanks! I think Cathedral Stone is a great warm neutral, but I’m not sure what furniture or fabrics you’re dealing with. Let me know if you have any other questions, though.

  • Hector

    Hi! Do you think Edmodo can replace Blackboard for fulltime online classes. Im a consultant with a couple of universities as clients. Both universities have full time online programs for which they use Blackboard. Im am sure they would love to decrease the high costs of blackboard. However, I’m not sure Edmodo can serve as a replacement rather than a support or complement to blackboard. What do you think?

  • Jacquie

    I LOVE your Nancy Drew books!!! My mom and even my grandma loved them too! Thank you so much for bringing your exiting and mysterious stories into our lives! Thank you so much!!!

  • Jackie

    We are going to remodel an old mobile home to put on our property for someone to live in. Can this paint be used on mobile home cabinets? And if so, can you give me some tips to make them look good? Also, is this food grade, and will the wax keep the paint safe from moisture and other elements? Thanks