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Melissa Apple

My Favorite Books of 2021

The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan MeissnerMeissner does a great job of writing a captivating book set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Although a devastating disaster, the earthquake actually seems a more minor part...

It’s a Spook-tacular Season!

It's almost time for the spook-tacular Halloween season! Whether you are looking for some guidance to plan the perfect Halloween night, are in the mood for some true ghost stories, or just want a fun fiction read, we've got you covered. Featured are some highlights in...

Graphic Novel Recommendations

To celebrate both Free Comic Book Day and our virtual Fan Fest event on Saturday, August 14, we have created a special reading challenge on Beanstack. Read five graphic novels between August 14-31 and you will be entered in a drawing for some great prizes. Visit...

My Favorite Reads 2020/21

In the midst of the pandemic, I found that I struggled with reading heavy, serious books. It was very hard to focus on a story when so much was happening in the world around us. Much of my list features heartwarming reads because they were what I could manage to use...

Paranormal Romance

When you think of paranormal romance (PR), you might automatically think of love with a vampire or werewolf, Twilight-style. However, PR features romantic relationships with a whole array of supernatural beings, be it a shapeshifter, ghost, angel, demon, fairie, etc....