15+ Contemporary Romance Novels and Novellas I Adore

— This January 2018 post is being republished with many new picks, while I re-organize my romance recs. Please forgive any construction dust! — I never expected to become a romance reader, but I should have! After all, I have a passionate love for the X-Men, which is basically a soap opera. (With people shooting lasers out of their eyes.)… Read more »

Graphic Novels for Older Kids and Young Adults: 20 More of Our Favorites

Want to know a secret? The vast majority of the graphic novels I recommend for older kids and young adults here on the blog… yep, I bought them or checked them out from the library for myself. They’re that good. So here’s a third roundup of young adult and other older kiddo comics. (Missed the second one? No problem.) A… Read more »

4+ Graphic Novels That Remind Me of Indie Film

— More graphic novels were added to this post in March 2019. Happy reading! — When I think of my favorite indie films, I think of intensely personal stories with small casts. Not to stereotype, because independent filmmakers can and do make all kinds of movies, including epics and spectacles. But these three graphic novels remind me of the smaller… Read more »

10 Romance Novels Where A Dude in Pain Falls for Another Dude And Things Get Better

First, I apologize for the long post title. It’s ridiculous. Please let me know if you have a shorter alternative that preserves the specificity! I don’t normally post romance roundups that are all one gender pairing/combination. But apparently I’ve read and liked a LOT of romance novels where two queer dudes fall in love, and the dude who is in… Read more »

15+ Fantasy Romance Novels To Sweep You Away

— This post was updated in November 2018 with even MORE books. Happy reading! — Demons, dragons, talking animals, curses… yep, we’re definitely dealing with magic here. Welcome to my list of favorite fantasy romances! I hope you find something great to read and enjoy in the list below. Before we jump in: Amazon links are affiliate links. If you… Read more »

21+ Comics That Kids Will Love (And This Adult Did Too)

Y’all, it has been WAY too long since I did a fresh roundup of great comics for kids. I’m mending my bad blogger ways, though! Here’s a roundup of twenty great comics for kids – not optimized for the bitty kids, not YA, but for the kiddos in between. I’ve also double-checked and freshened up the following older posts: 19… Read more »

10+ New Adult Romance Novels That Won My Heart

I wouldn’t relive my early 20s for a million dollars, but I apparently love a good new adult romance novel (or novella or short story). Here’s a set of my faves, including several picks with main characters who aren’t in college, since that’s not everyone’s life path. Hope you find something new to check out! Before we jump in: Amazon… Read more »