The Jane Austen Guide to Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Kantor – a review by Melissa

Jane Austen didn’t have to juggle a job, a company, a blog, several social media accounts, family, friends, church and a dog. However, I’d rather have these things than be cast in the role of an 18th Century writer who had to sneak in writing time around family commitments. She did juggle a fantastic cast [...]


The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton – a review by Melissa

It’s rare to be continually blown away by the quality of writing of an author. From the moment I met my first Morton book, I have been a big fan. It’s been a while since I read The Distant Hours and then devoured every other one of her books. The Secret Keeper, in keeping with [...]

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – a review by Melissa

Rereading favourite books can bring pleasure. But when there's an element of tragedy in said book, it's exquisite torture. After devouring the last book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series (which I adored) and the two newest Jennifer L. Armentrout books in quick succession (Fire in You and The Struggle), I was in need [...]

The Fancy Nerds: A Brief Manifesto

Who are we? What are we doing? And why? Find out!