Recap: Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Group – Los Angeles


I hosted my first book group ever with Book Riot’s Read Harder Book Group in Los Angeles. This crazy city was one of the launch locations, but keep an eye out for groups in your area.

Blazing heat aside, we had a wonderful and lively chat about a diverse list of books and I walked away with an even longer to-buy list (The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson was the big take-away). I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on book groups all my life. 

I also met a blog friend at the event! The lovely Bibliosa graced us with her presence, and I’m so glad I got to meet her in person. You should definitely check out her blog for book recs.

If you live around the L.A.-area, please join us! There’s no set list–talk about anything you’re reading.

Click here to RSVP for the next event on Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.  And if you have any tips for hosting book groups, do tell!

New Website, New Blog Home: Let’s Do This, 2014

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With the new year comes new things. I’m starting out 2014 with a new, ever-evolving website. My blog will now live at, so hit that RSS feed! The crappy thing about transitioning to a new blog is saying goodbye to this place and my inability to take you all with me to the new site, but I hope you’ll make the transition with me.

While I won’t post here anymore, this blog will not be deleted (yet). Thanks to everyone who found me here and stuck around. I think I might occasionally visit this place like you’d visit a childhood haunt.

I’ve opened my Facebook to the public, so you can also find me and my blog post and writing updates there if that’s your preferred method of update. Hit the Follow button on Facebook to get my updates or add me as a friend to interact. My other social media profiles are linked on my site as well.

I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the year. I can’t wait to see what you do with 2014 so find me and let’s be friends!