May 2016 Bookishness

Here’s some of the bookish “May-hem” taking place this month.* (You see what I did there. ^_~  Okay, okay…I’ll stop. -_-)

Holidays/Celebrations

May 5 – August 17: Sync Audiobook Summer Reading Program.  Ever been interested in listening to your books?  While engaging in other activities (cooking, gardening, walking/exercising, etc.)?  Well, now’s your chance to do so this summer with 30 audiobook titles…for free.

May 7:  Free Comic Book Day.  Whether you’re new to comics or a regular reader, this is a perfect opportunity to snag some free comics at Continue reading

April 2016 Bookishness

April is a very busy month in the world of books.  Here are some bookish holidays and happenings going/continuing on this month.*

Holidays/Celebrations

April 1 – 30: National Poetry Month.  Celebrate your enduring/new-found love for poetry throughout the month.  Take the opportunity to discover new poetry/poets.

April 1 – 30: D.E.A.R. (Drop Every and Read).  Celebrate the joy of reading all month long.

April 2: International Children’s Book Day.  Show your love of children’s books, and share them children you know and Continue reading

The Historical Fiction Chronicles: March 2016 Releases

What will you be reading this March?  In case you haven’t heard, there are a bunch of interesting histfic reads being released in March.  And I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

Here’s a list of some that sound pretty promising (presented in order of release).

America's First Daughter

Hanging Mary

The Moon in the Palace

Mar. 1st – America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie; Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham; The Moon in the Palace (Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

What first caught my attention with these historical fiction finds, other than their beautiful cover art, were their fascinating Continue reading

The Historical Fiction Chronicles: February 2016 Releases

In case you’re wondering how to get your historical fiction fix during the month of February, look no further.  (Well, you could check some other resources…and come back and offers some suggestions. I’m always hunting for something to new read and would love some recs.)

Anyway, here are some to look forward to. From my to-read/read list to yours (listed in order of release).

Salt to the Sea

The Queen of the Night

Blackhearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 2nd – Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys; The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

Feb. 9th – Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

I can personally recommend Salt to the Sea, which has easily made it’s way to my list of favorites.  With it, Sepetys brings the literary world a heart-breaking Continue reading