Monday Mailbox: Books and Birthday Goodies

I didn’t get much in the way of books this week save a purchased copy of Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich (I interviewed her!!) and a copy of Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger courtesy of Atria Books… but I did receive some early birthday gifts.  Since getting a digital SLR camera for my birthday […]

“Keene” For My New Kindle Cover

This little charmer was on my Christmas list, and I was delighted to find it under the tree on Saturday!  Purchased by Santa through, this retro Nancy Drew Kindle cover was designed by Alicia Klein.  I’m in love! In honor of this new cover, I downloaded a few selections for my reading pleasure over […]

Am I Suffering from Author Malaise?

I’ve raved about one of my favorite authors, Bill Bryson, in no fewer than three posts here at BL&S.  Bryson writes humorous nonfiction and makes it look effortless.  He’s written about his travels, his childhood, and recently, some epic books about the world and things in it. Until recently, in my eyes, Bill could do […]