Pretty Literate Blog

  • A How-To Guide for Celebrating Iceland's Jólabókaflóðið ("the Christmas book flood")

    What is Jólabókaflóðið? Jólabókaflóðið (pronounced YO-la-bok-a-flothe & roughly translated into English as "the Christmas book flood") is a C...
  • What I've Been Reading in November

    I know you don't have a lot of time on your hands - today of all days! - so I promise to keep this short, simple, and succinct.  What I've Been Rea...
  • Five Short Stories That Will Leave You Feeling #ThankfulGratefulBlessed this Thanksgiving

    We live in a busy, hectic, loud, demanding, time-crunched kind of world. A world in which it can be difficult to find the time to eat, breathe, and...
  • A Dickens of a Good Time

    You know how life sometimes treats you to something so amazing, so aligned with what you have in your life at the moment that you swivel your head...
  • Are You Feeling Clever?

    Are you feeling clever? I COULD share the author and title of our fourth & final Seasonal Book Box of 2022, but then where's the fun in that f...
  • What I've Been Reading in October

    Last October, I leaned into reading a few creepy classics - a handful of perfectly fallish books that delivered a few thrills and chills without do...
  • Welcome to the Club!

    (Sung - or read - to the tune of New York, New York by Frank Sinatra) 🎼 Start spreading the news... We're open TODAY. 🎤 🎼 You'll want to be a part...
  • Classic and Contemporary Creepy Fiction

    Halloween has not historically been my jam. I mean, I dressed up in drug store costumes with the rigid face masks that provided slits for eyes and ...
  • October Ghoulish Giveaway

    I love Autumn. Fall, if you will. The time of year when cool, crisp evenings begin to erase the memory of unbearable summer heat. The time of year ...
  • What I've Been Reading in September

    September was awesome! Banned Books Week was the absolute best, wasn't it? I am still riding the high of all we did, all we shared, all the ways we...
  • Highlights from Banned Books Week 2022

    This week (Sept 18-24) was Banned Books Week and you know what - it felt a little bit like Christmas finally arrived 'round these parts! Banned Bo...
  • 5 Classics to Read for Banned Books Week

    Classics are like time machines, the very words forming mental portraits of a past in which we cannot live, but we can certainly see in our mind'...