Pretty Literate Blog

  • A Book Box Giveaway for our Book Box Birthday!

    We are celebrating our one year anniversary this month at Pretty Literate - our book box birthday - and our friends at Fiction Flock are sponsorin...
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers: My Literary Garden Update

    Red rhododendrons from Manderley in Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca Rhododendrons are more cold-hardy than azaleas and they're fussier, preferring cl...
  • Author Interview: Robin Jones Gunn

    Remember when I introduced you to my friend Heather and some of the lady authors that have impacted her life? Not only is Heather back on the blog...
  • A Little Look at Asian Literature

    I am so excited about this week's blog because after much cajoling, periodic prodding, and repeated requests, my sister finally relented and wrote ...
  • What I've Been Reading in April

    April showers, am I right? It seems Spring 2022 is making a good case for being remembered by ginormous thunderstorms the size of half the country...
  • Dreaming of a Literary Garden

    I long to transform my weed-infested yard into a beautiful, blossoming garden. The kind of garden that is the talk of the neighborhood and is awar...
  • Today is a Special Day

    Today is a special day. Not only is today Good Friday, but it is also World Art Day. That is special. Arguably the most significant holiday on the...
  • The Mother Lode of Funny Fiction: Crowd-Sourced Book Recs That Will Tickle Your Funny Bone

    It is National Humor Month - and that's no joke! Maybe you've been gearing up for it and didn't even realize it. ✔️Maybe our books inside The Clas...
  • April is the Perfect Month for a Giveaway!

    Did you know? April is: National Humor Month, and D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) Month I didn't know that myself til earlier this week, but ...
  • What I've Been Reading in March

    March played out wayyyyy differently than I had planned. My plan was to focus on springtime vibes. My plan was to enjoy a little staycation reading...
  • Meet My Friend & Some of the Lady Authors That Have Impacted Her Life

    I am so excited to share with you one of my favorite people on the planet. I met her last summer through The Outlandish Book Box we offered at Pre...
  • 13 Classic Female Authors You Should Meet

    I shared recently on Pretty Literate Live a baker's dozen of classic female authors every pretty literate person should read - a quick rundown of ...