Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

There’s been a lot of buzz in the past year or so about the “new adult” genre. Seems like it’s still finding its legs. From what I can gather, the characters are a little older than those in young adult. There’s often some sort of college setting. Definitely more sex. Read More Book Review: While You’re Away, Part 1

Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

Ah, winter. In my home city of Chicago, ’tis the season for icy winds that threaten to freeze off one’s appendages, beaucoup layers and for me, two cravings: 1) peppermint mochas and 2) reading about someone being spanked. Read More Books: Hot Erotica for a Cold Night

The Search for the Perfect E-book Reader

A while ago, I started to think that buying books for reading wasn’t a good idea. Those poor trees probably didn’t like me that much and books take up a lot of space. So I thought, why not buy a e-book reader? Of course, you don’t buy something without first reading a bit about it. So I decided to do what I would call a “tech trial”: check online what people say, check out the different model features, and buy one to try to see if you like it. Read More The Search for the Perfect E-book Reader

The Siren Song of the E-Book

Well, I finally did it. I ordered my first e-book. And it was an agonizing decision. I’m sure I’m not the only person on this blog for “bookish, clever women” who has been faced with this same dilemma, so I thought I’d walk us all through the stages of grief together. Read More The Siren Song of the E-Book

Google Books: A World Library in the Palm of Your Hand

I am not always one to embrace innovation, and I’ve resisted ebooks for a long time. I do a lot of reading on my laptop and smartphone, but I didn’t want read books on either device, and I certainly didn’t want to invest in yet another device to my tech arsenal. Then Mr. Sally J found the Google Books app for iPad, and downloaded a copy of Alice in Wonderland for our daughter. Read More Google Books: A World Library in the Palm of Your Hand

Top 10 iPhone Apps for Bookworms

First of all, I do not own an iPhone or iPad. This makes me sad, but thankfully the App Store is still around for me to read vicariously. If I did have an iPhone, you can bet a good number of these apps would make it on there: Read More Top 10 iPhone Apps for Bookworms