April Reviews

The Nightwalker by Sebastian Fitzek, Jaime Lee SearleI Might Regret This: Essays, Drawings, Vulnerabilities, and Other Stuff by Abbi JacobsonThe Travelers by Chris Pavone by The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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The Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood, CA

After visiting The Last Bookstore, I stopped by The Iliad Bookshop in North Hollywood yesterday. While not as impressive as The Last Bookstore (what is?), The Iliad Bookshop is a very nice and well-maintained used book store. They specialize in Literature and the Arts, but they have a great selection of pretty much…

The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, CA

I went to The Last Bookstore today, located in Downtown Los Angeles. This store has everything. They sell both new and used books, as well as records. In addition to the Labyrinth of Books, the upstairs also houses a variety of work from local artists. I could get lost in there for hours, and…

Weeding My Personal Book Collection

Way back when I started library school, I was completely unfamiliar with the concept of weeding a collection. It seemed unnatural and wrong to get rid of books. Back in my days as a community college student, I’d never understood the free books truck occasionally left in the library foyer.  Free books? But why?…

Review: Sex Object: A Memoir

This is the first of book I’ve read by Valenti, and, as a reader who enjoys both memoirs and feminist literature, it was a worthwhile read. We’re given a glimpse into the author’s life, one filled at many points with unnecessary strife. Valenti is unafraid to share intimate details, from her adolescence…


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  • Non-book related post: my new Bowie tattoo using the Blackstar font.

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  • The donations truck in my office at work. #books #encyclopedia #booktruck #bookcart
  • Current read plus cat. I doubt I’m finishing this in time for the Barnes and Noble book club this Tuesday, since I just started.

#books #cats #nowreading #bookstagram #readingwithcats #barnesandnoblebookclub
  • Checked out a new to me used bookstore today, BookHounds in Bakersfield, CA. I picked up some Terry Brooks, a Nick Hornby, and something for my mom.

#bookstores #books #bookstagram #bookhounds #bookhoundsbakersfield
  • Check out my blog (link in bio, same as my username) for more information on The Kinfolk: Cult of Sex and Cheese, the author Josh Hickman, and to enter the author’s giveaway to win an Amazon gift card!

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  • Rocking my new LA Public Library shirt today.

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  • Today I had the chance to go with a friend and visit Central Library, the main branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. It is amazing! Strongly recommend a visit if you’re ever in the LA area. There are more pictures and a little info about my trip on my blog. Link in bio.

What’s your favorite library?

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  • The cat is also interested in poetry.

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  • Had the chance to check out Amazon Books today. Interestingly, they have two prices for everything: regular price or prime member price. I left with two books of poetry.

Strangely,nearly everyone at this mall was wearing all black but me.

What’s your most out-of-place shopping experience?

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