Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but new books are so delightful! Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or just replenishing your to-read stack before winter really sets in, we’ve got all the best winter 2018 books -- sci-fi, mysteries, thrillers, and literature -- to get you through until spring. With a hot drink and a furry friend by your side, you’ll be saying, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” OUT NOW Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace Author: Jennifer Chiaverini In nerd-friendly Seattle, Ada Lovelace is a well-known name -- she even has [...]
Laura doesn't always get the chance to review the great books she reads, so here she recommends five you shouldn't miss from 2017.
Brace yourself -- it’s nearly Thanksgiving, aka prime time for dysfunctional families! And whether you’re on a plane back to your hometown, hosting friends for a potluck, or ordering pizza and not answering your phone, the holiday season often leads to reflection, resentment, and recrimination as old family dramas flare up again. We can’t promise you that the holidays will be happy, but we can offer you some new, entertaining reading about even more dysfunctional families that may make you feel a bit better about what’s in store for you. (Best read while consuming an entire pumpkin pie directly out [...]