Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

There’s a certain amount of trust that an author asks of their reader when writing a book that constantly changes. John Darnielle, best known as the lead man of indie folk band The Mountain Goats, asked that of his readers when he debuted in 2014 with Wolf In White Van. Following a non-chronological plot, Darnielle’s first novel was very well received and nominated for the … Continue reading Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

If you search through the upcoming releases for new graphic novels, you’ll undoubtedly find a ton of graphic memoirs. Seemingly on the rise in the last few years, graphic memoirs likely found their footing with the success of such titles like Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home or Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. Joining the bunch is Ruby Elliott, better known on Tumblr as Rubyetc. Her simple art style … Continue reading It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

Interview with Michael Schmitt, creator of the Serial Reader app

Bearded Book Boys (BBB): First off let me just say thank you for taking the time out of your day to chat with us. We’ll start with an easy one: what inspired you to create Serial Reader? Michael Schmitt (MS): I was inspired to build something like Serial Reader out of a growing frustration with how I read. I think I’ve always read way too … Continue reading Interview with Michael Schmitt, creator of the Serial Reader app

Rules For Dating My Daughter by Mike Dawson

2016 was most assuredly not my most productive year of reading. Sure if you check my Goodreads profile it will say that I read somewhere around 30 titles, my goal for the year. But what it doesn’t say is that I completely slacked on reading new release titles. So towards the end of the year I decided to read through some best of lists (having … Continue reading Rules For Dating My Daughter by Mike Dawson

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

There are certain topics that should not be brought up during family dinners. For many these include religion and family. Invariably the topic of one person not eating meat will be brought up when the others at the dinner table realize what’s happening. Vegetarianism can occur for a number of reasons, some of them being religion and moral values. Odds are that if someone is … Continue reading The Vegetarian by Han Kang