Coverlust: Bittersweet

Not only do I have a serious case of writer envy for Sarah Ockler’s beautiful writing, I am also seriously in love with her covers. The cover for her latest novel, Bittersweet, in particular has me drooling. Literally.  Baked goods on covers is lovely, lovely sight and something that I’m hoping will become a trend. Down with vampires, in with brownies! Although, unfortunately that trend has not yet taken off, Bittersweet has a rare and wonderful cover […]

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Book Juggling

by Rachel Seigel — One of the great challenges of my job as a book selector/buyer is trying to keep up with the sheer volume of titles being released each season, and the book juggling that seems to occur at various points in the year. You would think, being responsible for choosing the kids books would leave my choices of reading material completely open, but more often than not, I find myself reading for purpose […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day From Pub Crawl!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we at Pub Crawl wanted to wish a big, gooshy Happy Valentine’s to all of our readers, and invite you to be our blogging Valentines for the day! We even created assembled some fantastic Valentine’s cards for you! See these hilarious (and sometimes adorable) literary-themed Valentines below! Literary Valentines These GAME OF THRONES Valentine’s Cards are somewhat NSFW, but show Valentines from all our favorite GOT characters! Daenerys, Ned Star, Tyrion Lannister, […]

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Blogging: An Existential Crisis

Do you blog? Do you dare to blog? Some writers agonize over if they should blog or not. For me, the question isn’t ‘To Blog or Not to Blog?’ but ‘What Should I Blog?’ It’s more complicated than it sounds. We’ve all been asked at some point during our writing endeavors, ‘Do you have a website? Do you have a blog?’ New writers trying to break into the industry frequently wonder if they should start a new […]

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The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

I am not as I once was. They have done this to me, broken me open and torn out my heart. I do not know who I am anymore. N.K. Jemisin’s debut adult fantasy novel drew me in right from those first few lines. Here was a voice so incredibly strong and compelling; a voice that immediately evokes a mythologically epic feel. A voice that isn’t burdened by too much flowery writing, and yet is […]

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