Book Subscription Diversity: Are You Surprised by the Stats Halfway Through the Year?


Well, I’ve made it halfway through the year! Rejoice! I set a goal to read 120 books this year and I’ve read 80, which puts me 21 ahead of schedule. I’ll take it! So far I’ve received books from 12 different subscription boxes. Editorial standards I’d like to see in major book reviewing / book […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books | Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders


I have complained in the past about the typically low value of Powell’s Indiespensable book subscription but this month I think they did a better job – though perhaps that’s just because I had so been looking forward to the main book, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. This subscription costs $39.95, comes out every four […]

Review | Powell’s INDIEspensable # 64 | The History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund


This isn’t my first go-around with Powell’s INDIEspensable book subscription and my thoughts this time are pretty similar to last time: Great books, but I have a hard time finding the value. The last time I tried the INDIEsepnsable subscription, the book was A Doubter’s Almanac, which was fantastic. The book was fantastic this time too (which we’ll […]

Subscription Box Review | Indiespensable from Powell’s Books


I get a bad rap as an anti-pun gal but that’s not entirely accurate. I like words, I make my living manipulating them after all, and I like clever use of words. What I don’t like are puns for the sake of puns. Like, if the entire joke of a pun is that it’s a […]