Monthly Archives: June 2015

Graphic Novels for the Younger Crowd

Before I start this post, let’s travel back a little in time. Let’s set the Delorean to, say, 1999 when Prince was on fire and a new book series featuring a precocious young wizard with a lightning bolt scar appeared … Continue reading

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Erika Reads…Sarai Walker’s Dietland

Sometime in January, after the rush of the holidays had ended and my focus turned toward the upcoming spring season, I received a book in the mail. It was an advance review copy of Dietland, Sarai Walker’s debut novel, sent … Continue reading

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My Kind of Bookish Town: Seven Great Chicago-Set Novels

While New York is often considered the center of the literary universe, our city is no slouch either. And Chicago-set novels are a bone fide literary Kryptonite for me — I can’t resist ’em. Here are seven of my favorites. … Continue reading

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Man’s Best Friend

Roscoe Village is a neighborhood that is filled with dogs (and their humans). If you have spent time in our store chances are you have probably heard me talking about my dog, Annie. I can’t resist a good dog story … Continue reading

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You’re Never Too Old: Great New Picture Books for the Young-at-Heart

One of the greatest aspects of books is that they have the power to level even the rockiest playing fields. There’s no judgment, no guilt for reading what you like. Only in the book world can the oldest amongst us … Continue reading

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