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Welcome to Austin!

It’s that time again, SXSW is here and people are flooding into town. Even if you’re here for SXSW film or music or interactive or wellness, if you’re a bibliophile you will want to...

International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day

I want to wish everyone a Happy International Women’s Day! Have you joined any feminist book clubs? Today I am featuring three feminist book clubs. Check them out! Book Riot just announced PERSIST, a...

Link roundup

Here is a Friday link roundup for your enjoyment. I can’t believe it’s March already! It is starting to look like Spring in Austin! I know I’ve been hard on the social media sites...

Should I delete my Facebook account?

I want to delete my Facebook account but I just can’t pull the trigger I’ve been listening to podcasts and reading about the evils of social media. I started asking myself: should I delete...

Friday Nonsense

I just really love this Photoshop fail. And what’s up with the glasses? Yes, I bought this product.

Log Off and Start Living

  In relation to my recent post on breaking up with your phone, I did remove Facebook from my phone. I also quit logging on to Facebook on my computer, both because it is...

T5W: Favorite Romance Novels

  Why is it that only women read romance novels? I never took psychology so I can’t even begin to answer the question. My husband wants to do the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge,...

Review: L’Appart

L’Appart By David Lebovitz Paris is such a beautiful city that fascinates so many Americans. We romanticize it and fantasize about living there. David Lebovitz is one American who has done so and been...

Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone

Book Review: How to Break Up with Your Phone Catherine Price A 30-day plan to break the addiction to your phone, focusing on positive outcomes and with a funny, chatty vibe. I just read...

Review: Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees By Paige Embry   A nonfiction account of North American native bee species that reads like a series of great long-form journalism pieces from National Geographic, this book covers interesting stories...