About The Blog

Sitting in the Stacks (SitS) is primarily a site for book reviews.  Fiction, non-fiction, and academic.


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I have always felt that average book reviews are esoteric and did not really help me determine whether a text was the one for me. Sitting in the Stacks works to combat the ineffectiveness of those reviews by offering insights that give a reader an understanding of whether they would like the book or not.

To offer a personable book reviewSitS does not use a rating system. Finding the best book to read is not formulaic and cannot be determined by 5-out-of-5 stars. I believe we form relationships with the books we read, meaning every book is not for everyone.

Each week, my current reads are summarized in the “Sunday Summary” series. Sitting in the Stacks will also occasionally participate in reading challenges.

Bookstores & Findings

Bookstores are a vanishing place with online shopping. Yet, there are some stores hanging on and sharing their personalities with everyone who visits. In honor of these stores, Sitting in the Stacks has a “Bookstores of the World” section that highlights the stores I explore. “Friday Findings” includes different book related items I have stumbled across on the Internet that I think any book lover may enjoy. You can also see other interesting book finds on the Sitting in the Stacks Pintrest board!2012-02-05 16.18.58


In honor of my other love — writing — there is another section to this site. “Writings” includes various creative writing pieces I have completed. These works vary from poems and monologues to short stories.

The “Writing Wednesday” features the occasional article about writers, writing habits, and general topics/issues/obstacles encountered in the process of writing.

Musings” includes the sporadic reflection piece. This is not a consistent series, but rather a place to share thoughts about life, the world, and random ideas.

I no longer include a list of my academic writings, as I want this site to be purely about book reviews and creative writing. If you are interested in my intellectual pursuits, visit my portfolio or contact me with questions.

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Lastly, all material posted on Sitting in the Stacks expresses my opinion and not the view of any other person or institution (unless otherwise stated). All rights to these works are reserved.



Disclaimer: Any reviews (books or bookstores) done at the request of an author, a publisher or store owner will be noted in the post.

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