Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner ~ Romantic Nonfiction

Peekaboo has written another amazing guest post for us today, this one about romantic nonfiction. When she pitched this idea to me, my literal response was “What? That’s a thing?” PREPARE TO BE AMAZING, THIS IS A THING. For hardcore fiction readers, especially readers of romance, nonfiction books can be hard to read. It’s an incredibly broad category of fiction, encompassing everything from serial killer stories to the microhistory of salt. Occasionally when you deep dive, you’ll find those books that read more like a college text book, and are heavy on the dry explanations. But don’t let this put … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner ~ Romantic Nonfiction

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – ARC life (or why being a rabid book fan is actually really hard sometimes)

Today, I have a lovely guest post from my very good friend Peekaboo to share with you. I relate to this post SO HARD, and without further ado I’m going to let you get to reading it. I’ll post a few of my own thoughts at the end. Enjoy! ~Elley ARC life (or why being a rabid book fan is actually really hard sometimes) When did go from being a wonderful, leisurely pastime to taking over my entire freaking life? The answer probably is “college” when I first got the inkling that I wanted to be a librarian, and I … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – ARC life (or why being a rabid book fan is actually really hard sometimes)

Guest Post: Peekeboo’s Corner – New Author Alert! Richard Lloyd Parry

Good evening friends, and welcome back to Peekaboo’s Corner. This week, we are going to start a new segment that I like to call “New Author Alert.” New to me, anyway. Thanks to my (overwhelming and overstated) love of natural disasters, I picked up “Ghosts of the Tsunami” by Richard Lloyd Parry, and damn, guys, I fell in love. Our New Author Alert for this week is, you guessed it, nonfiction author, reporter, and world traveler Richard Lloyd Parry. I won’t be discussing him as a person, because that’s too much effort, and also I don’t really care. What I … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekeboo’s Corner – New Author Alert! Richard Lloyd Parry

Peekaboo’s Corner: Books to make you run away from the beach this summer

We’re hitting peak summertime here in the United States. The sun is our constant companion, temperatures are spiking, and all people want to do is flock to the beach to relax and cool off. Especially if you live in Minnesota, land of (over) 10,000 lakes. Elley did a post last week about her favorite beach reads, fun, relaxing reads that are perfect for sitting under a giant umbrella with a delicious drink and whiling away the summer hours. But what something were to go wrong? What about the things that lurk in the water? What if you want your relaxing … Continue reading Peekaboo’s Corner: Books to make you run away from the beach this summer

Peekaboo’s Corner: Bookcover Snark

In which Peekaboo and I look at some book covers and get snarky, and I end up adding way too many books to my Kindle Unlimited TBR. /sigh WARNING: Swear words ahead. Not a lot of them, but the effin-heimer is dropped a few times. You’ve been warned. Peekaboo: His back looks like someone took a wrinkly old man back, and photoshopped muscles onto it. Elley: Also I think there might be a couple of babies trapped under there. Peekaboo: Dear god I think you’re right. Elley: Is that… is that the actual book title? Them Back Dimples? Peekaboo: What … Continue reading Peekaboo’s Corner: Bookcover Snark

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Romance Novel Conventions

Welcome, dear ones, to this edition of Peekaboo’s Corner. Grab a drink, a chair, a fancy hat, and let’s get started. This week, we will be discussion romance conventions. What is this tom-foolery, you might be asking yourself? Have you heard of Comic-Con? That great big gathering where hundreds of thousands of people gather to revel in their shared love of nerdery and wonder? These are sort of like that, only on a much smaller scale. Also, it’s for romance fans. Nerds also welcome. (And get this: COSTUMES also welcome. I’m dying.) RT Booklovers Convention The biggest one is RT, … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Romance Novel Conventions

Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon

Lovely readers! It’s almost that time again! No, I’m not talking about a sportsball season finale. I’m talking about the Dewey 24 Hour Readathon Challenge, April edition!! Welcome once again to Peekaboo’s Corner, please feel free to browse through the stacks of books I’m attempting to back for the readathon because it’s almost upon us! What is this miraculous event, you might be asking yourself? Let me give you some knowledge. http://www.24hourreadathon.com/ Click the above link for more info, but I’ll give you a brief summary. The Dewey challenge (April 28th this time)  is exactly what it sounds like – … Continue reading Guest Post: Peekaboo’s Corner – Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon