Laura Anne Bird
About Laura Anne
For as long as she can remember, Laura Anne Bird has had a stack of at least 15 books sitting next to her bed. Many of them are library books, and many of them are overdue, which means she spends a good deal of cash paying off her fines each month. But she believes that it is worth every penny to surround oneself with great literature.
An English major from the University of Notre Dame, Laura writes professionally as a fundraising consultant for a handful of non-profit organizations. She writes grant proposals, direct mail pieces, and special event scripts, but what brings her a deeper sense of joy and meaning is reviewing books and finding the humor in her experiences as a mother of three at The Whole Fairy Tale.
Laura lives in Madison, WI. When she’s not folding copious baskets of laundry or reading her favorite genre of literary fiction, she spends her time running, cooking, and taking her blind dog on walks (yes, really).
Laura Anne’s Reviews
“See what courage sounds like. See how brave it is to reveal yourself in this way." -Abraham Verghese, in the ...Read More
Love and defiance in the wake of terror Author: Antoine Leiris Antoine Leiris’ You Will Not Have My Hate is ...Read More
La Tour Eiffel: a novel of lust and engineering Author: Beatrice Colin Beatrice Colin’s To Capture What We Cannot Keep ...Read More
An odd but beautiful peek into the mind of an American folk hero Author: Alix Hawley Like its narrator, Alix ...Read More
Move over Olive Kitteridge: Elizabeth Strout gives us her most affecting novel yet Author: Elizabeth Strout “I have always depended ...Read More
Don’t take me there Author: Wally Lamb To give a Wally Lamb book anything less than five stars is like ...Read More
A maddening and madcap day in Seattle Author: Maria Semple Much like her splendid Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Semple’s newest ...Read More
Going off the rails on a crazy train Author: Saroo Brierly Imagine a five-year-old accidentally boarding an empty train carriage ...Read More
A collection of short stories as fizzy as your cocktail Author: Jojo Moyes Will you be traveling somewhere tropical for ...Read More
An illuminating look at the compulsion of invention Author: Graham Moore I was an English major. If you ask me ...Read More
High society in Houston: secrets as plentiful as Texas oil Author: Anton DiSclafani I would love to climb into Anton ...Read More
Adulterous husband + boisterous soccer team + crotchety woman in Sweden’s backwaters = Ha?! Author: Fredrik Backman After loving the ...Read More
“One may smile, and smile, and be a villain” Author: Ian McEwan So, it’s been awhile since you read Hamlet? ...Read More
If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings Did you ever see The Descendants? (If not, do ...Read More
Na zdorovie! Cheers to house arrest with cocktails Author: Amor Towles “It is a lovely oddity of human nature that ...Read More
What happened at the bloody barbecue?! Author: Liane Moriarty Australian novelist Liane Moriarty is a crazy good writer, but she ...Read More
Just when you think you’re finished with WWII fiction Author: Chris Cleave “Keep calm and carry on.” We’re all familiar ...Read More