Book Review: My True Love Gave to Me

Image credit: Crafty Chica For the December meeting of the Nerdy Girls OKCĀ  book club, we read My True Love Gave to Me, a short story collection of love stories that take place around the holidays. We convened at Fassler Hall on a cold Sunday afternoon for some tasty German food, the annual holiday book…

Upcoming: ALL THE FALL BOOKS

Summer’s almost over, and Autumn draws ever so closer. The weather here in Oklahoma has been quite lovely over the past few days, so lovely that I could even wear a cardigan to work this morning! And with the cool blustery weather and scattered leaves comes an awesome line up of new book releases. My…

Book Review: Battleborn

“A flag that bears the name…battle born.” In 2012, The Killers introduced me to the state motto of Nevada: Battle Born. Turns out that Nevada took this name after achieving statehood during the Civil War. It’s also a very fitting name for the title of Claire Vaye Watkins’ first book, a collection of short stories…

Book Review: Night at the Fiestas

I’m on a Southwest kick, having read Claire Vaye Watkins’ Battleborn recently. It was actually CVW’s Twitter that introduced me to Night at the Fiestas, another short story anthology. Instead of Nevada, Night at the Fiestas takes place in northern New Mexico in the areas in and surrounding Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It is an…