March 26, 2020

#TheBookDrop March 2020 Ambassador: Intro, Unboxing, The Girls with No Names plus! Discount code!

I am SO EXCITED to be an ambassador for the Book Drop by Bethany Beach Books! They are sending me three bookish packages (1x month in March, April, and May) for insta pics and bonus!videos :) PLUS! Use the code Randomlibrarians for 10% off of your chosen subscription!

Find all the different types of subscriptions here. With 8 different options (including large print and different options for younger readers), there's a Book Drop subscription for every bookworm out there!

The Book Drop brings the best of indie bookstore joy directly to your doorstop! I have the Books for Tea subscription (their most popular!) and am so excited with my historical fiction pick The Girls with No Names by Serena Burdick.

The Book Drop is an amazing way to support an independent bookstore during the crazy right now. Please check them out here:

March 17, 2020

Quarantine in Paris TBR: what to read to pretend you're in the City of Light during the crazy time

The book/librarian/publishing conference I was supposed to head to Paris for today has been canceled since March 2nd. I'm definitely feeling a specific layer of bummed for the trip-that-wasn't amidst all of the other insanity going on right now. The answer? coping with books, of course!

In this round-up, I found 8 books set in Paris in my apartment that I've yet to read. Where better to head than into a book?

What are you reading this quaran-season?

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March 15, 2020

Librarian Reviews The Girl Who Reads on the Metro (and accidental The Bookshop on the Corner book rant)

I was supposed to be heading to Paris in 2 days... but instead, here I am reviewing a book that very much taps into my sense of wanderlust and desire for self-discovery.

Today we're talking about The Girl Who Reads On the Metro by Christine Feret-Fleury, published in translation by Flat Iron this October. I also (kinda) accidentally go on a rant against Jenny Colgan's The Bookshop on the Corner because both involve mobile, bus-based bookstores.