Book Talk with R & T presents a day in the life of The Bookshop on the Corner!


This week has been #BookTalkWithRandT all week long at both mine and Rhiannon’s blogs. We’re very choosy about the books we pick to spotlight because we like to have ALL THE FEELS about the books (and we love to have this text message convos back and forth about where we are in book, etc.)

Rhiannon suggested this book and from the cover, I could just tell that this would be a great book. Then reading the description sealed the deal. I was sold.

I did a little photo documenting along the way as I read the book- and I might have made some notes ๐Ÿ™‚ So, get ready to see the photos! Continue reading

Book Talk With R & T: It’s a Wrap, folks!


It’s been a successful week of Book Talk with R & T. We took social media by storm, debated the merits of the different covers of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, reviewed the book and had an interview with Katarina Bivald.

And there is still plenty of time to enter the #giveaway!

In case you missed any of our posts- here is a recap:

Review of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend:

Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews

T @ Traveling With T


Which Cover Do You Prefer?

Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews


Interview With Katarina Bivald

T @ Traveling With T- Interview with Katarina Bivald


Let’s Talk Pen Pals:

Rhiannon @ Ivory Owl Reviews

T @ Traveling With T





Rhiannon and I are beginning the task of looking for a new Book Talk With R & T selection- so don’t worry- we’ll be back ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Reading,

T @ Traveling With T

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Book Talk With R & T: My Pen Pal

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Well, Book Talk With R & T is drawing to a close- sigh. I hope you’ve enjoyed the week and all the posts ๐Ÿ™‚ Rhiannon and I have been working hard to keep you all entertained ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out Rhiannon’s talk about pen pals and don’t forget to enter the #giveaway!


My Pen Pal:

Growing up in a small town, I went to a school where I knew everyone- my class had 13 kids in it (I’ll let that sink in.) I would see movies of kids who go to camp and meet friends there and exchange letters- and that appealed to me- writing a letter to someone who was a friend- but not part of your every day life. Alas, the camp angle did not appeal to me (the bugs are not my friends) but still- the idea had merit. Continue reading

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

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Photo Credit: Sourcebooks

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

Summary from Goodreads:

Once you let a book into your life, the most unexpected things can happen…
Broken Wheel, Iowa, has never seen anyone like Sara, who traveled all the way from Sweden just to meet her pen pal, Amy. When she arrives, however, she finds that Amy’s funeral has just ended. Luckily, the townspeople are happy to look after their bewildered touristโ€”even if they don’t understand her peculiar need for books. Marooned in a farm town that’s almost beyond repair, Sara starts a bookstore in honor of her friend’s memory. All she wants is to share the books she loves with the citizens of Broken Wheel and to convince them that reading is one of the great joys of life. But she makes some unconventional choices that could force a lot of secrets into the open and change things for everyone in town. Reminiscent of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is a warm, witty book about friendship, stories, and love.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

When I first saw this book at BEA 15, I’ll admit that the cover was the initial draw. I like blue covers, the swirls, etc. Then, my next thought (after reading the summary) was could this be another The Storied Life of AJ Fikry? It had a ish feeling to that plot line. Continue reading

{Book Talk with R & T} The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald + Giveaway

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It’s time to announce the new Book Talk with R & T (yay!) Rhiannon and I are proud to say that the next book is: THE READERS OF BROKEN WHEEL RECOMMEND by Katarina Bivald.

The Book Talk will kick of January 11th and will end January 15th! We have an interview with Katarina and a giveaway (thanks to the ever wonderful Lathea @ Sourcebooks!)

So, kick back and prepare to join in the fun. Keep your eyes on our websites and our Twitter accounts (@rockstar1023 for me and @ivoryowlreviews for Rhiannon).

And be sure and enter the giveaway! (Sorry, US only!) Continue reading

Book Talk With R & T: Talking Spoilers for THOSE GIRLS by Chevy Stevens

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As the week of Book Talk With R & T draws to a close- we’re ending it with a bang- talking spoilers! Don’t forget to check out Ivory Owl Reviews to see what she says!

If you have not read THOSE GIRLS- stop here. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. Continue reading

Book Talk With R & T: Movie Cast for THOSE GIRLS

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Sometimes I read a book and I get this instant picture in my mind of the character and sometimes I’ll be watching TV/movies and see an actor and think “OMG, that’s the perfect X from X book!”

My selections for THOSE GIRLS came from both instances ๐Ÿ™‚ Read on for more- but be sure to check out Ivory Owl Reviews selections (she totes nails the right people!) Continue reading