Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell | Book Review


I am definitely that one person who gets ridiculously excited about fairy tale retellings. I even went to go see the latest Disney live action Cinderella in theaters. Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell is sort of a steam-punk and fey retelling of Cinderella. I will admit going into this book, I drew a … [continue]

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story Of The Deadliest Cook In America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti | Book Review


Okay, if you are not new to Good Books & Good Wine you know that I love books about diseases. I do not know why I find diseases so interesting, but there it is. If you are new here, HI SORRY IF I SCARED YOU AWAY. Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story Of The Deadliest Cook […]


Summer At Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis | Book Review


Do you ever just read a book that is sort of out of your comfort zone because you are in a rut and just really need something completely different to get you out of that rut? I read Summer At Hideaway Key by Barbara Davis because I was in a sort of young adult rut and […]


The Crown Of Embers by Rae Carson | Readalong Chapters 21-30 #ReadingRae


YOU GUYS! It is like I keep on regressing with my procrastination – getting worse and worse and worse. BUT OKAY I MET SOME COWORKERS FOR CELEBRATION ADULT DRINKS. Just one – and some water. But now I am home and ready to tell you all about the things that happen during these chapters of The […]


Allison: George | Alex Gino | Book Review

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As a feminist and a women’s studies major, I’ve read stories about adults who are transgender and who struggled who reach a point in their lives where they are truly happy with themselves. In fact, I have a very close friend from graduate school who is transgender, and who is still leaning to accept himself […]


The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds | Book Review


The Boy In  The Black Suit is the second book I’ve read that has been authored by Jason Reynolds. Each time, each book of his I read, I am blown away by his solid, quiet writing and portrayal of life. Make no mistake, I think that Reynolds is going to be an author that you […]


Audiobook Road Trip Flash Giveaway

YOU GUYS! If you do not like to win free audiobooks, go home now. This post is about to get real and thanks to the generosity of Penguin Random House Audio – giveaway this super fly audiobook prize pack. And yes, I totally still use the term fly because I am what is called an […]


Sherlock Holmes in A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle illustrated by Gris Grimly | Book Review


Why Did I Read This Book? You know how you kind of open a book and glance at it for a cursory second and then make assumptions about it based on one second? I did that with Sherlock Holmes in A Study In Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle illustrated by Gris Grimly. I took a […]


The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters | Book Review


I am solidly a fan of Cat Winters. She writes excellent young adult historical novels featuring young women with so much temerity and passion. Whether she’s writing about the Spanish Influenza or women’s suffrage, Cat Winters is an author to watch for. The Cure For Dreaming is one such book that you should have on […]


You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day | Audiobook Review

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Why Did I Listen To This Book? In the late 2000s, right around the time I finished reading The Name Of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, I subscribed to his blog because I was desperate for a sequel and wanted updates as they came. One day, Rothfuss posted a link to this web based series […]

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