Alexis

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I love working at a bookstore and being able to talk books. I love a variety of genres but right now I am in my Young Adult paranormal/odd love stories phase. I'll read just about anything paranormal, but I can't seem to get into the zombies and mermaids so don't expect to see any reviewed by me. I am really into the ever evolving angel genre as well as anything dystopian, and of course vampires. None of this, of course, has anything to do with my degrees. I have a BA in Art History and European History and a Masters in Public History with an art history focus. When I am not working at the bookstore or reading, I am teaching art history. I grew up in a small town and moved to Albany eight years ago and I am currently planning my wedding (which has a book themed reception). I am an odd girl with odd interests but hey it seems to work!
Alexis

Recent blog posts written by Alexis

Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London By Nigel Jones

  Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London | The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.   The Tower of London has played host to many great and horrific events and this book captures them all. Jones writes the tale with his amazing storytelling fashion. It reads less like a history and more like […]

Raphael: A Passionate Life by Antonio Forcellino

Raphael: A Passionate Life | A must read for any Renaissance fan! This book has it all- the epic works, the great friends- hello Bramante!, and of course all the great gossip. Forcellino takes you into the world of Raphael and it’s a beautiful world! The book features 54 plates of the young artists works.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce This instant classic appeals to both young and old. With its beautiful illustrations and touching story any book lover will find themselves falling in love with Mr.Morris Lessmore and his Fantastic Flying Books! A great present for any recent graduate or lover of books!!! […]

It’s Series time in the Young Adult world- Get the next book in these great series!

So I don’t know about you, but I am reading a dozen or more series right now. And I am the girl who re-reads the series before the next book comes out- yes that means I read all the Harry Potter books over 10 times each! I must know where the last book left off […]

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare Book 5 in the Mortal Instruments Series Is FINALLY HERE!!!!

City of Lost Souls By Cassandra Clare Book 5 In the Mortal Instruments Series. Okay so I have been waiting what seems like forever for this book to come out and FINALLY IT’S HERE!!! You will want to read the series again because there are so many references to the events in past books. It […]

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins   YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK!!!! This is one of the most original interpretations of the angel/fallen angel genre! I loved this book and found myself dreaming of the world Higgins created! Anna I loved but Kaidan was one of the most versatile and well thought out characters I […]

The Selection by Kiera Cass- One of the BEST books of the year!

The Selection by Kiera Cass WOW! One of the best books I’ve read!!! America is an amazing character and so beautifully well written! The Bachelor meets dystopian society meets a caste system and completely original! America is an independent girl who is in love with Aspen, but Aspen’s place in society doesn’t allow them to […]

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy By E.L. James

Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three of the Fifty Shades Trilogy Oh Ana and Christian, how I will miss you! I fell in love your truly believable and utterly unbelievable love story- I know, quite the contradiction there! Well, think about it, innocent, lonely, lovely Anastasia Steele meets ubber rich, ubber controlling, undeniably hot Christian and […]

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy By EL James

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy    So can I tell you how much I LOVED this trilogy. It is nothing I ever thought I would have enjoyed, let alone be raving about it and telling everyone to read it. It is so much more than a romance or an erotic […]

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy  This is not the kind of book I normally post about- No it is not okay for the young ones! It is an erotic novel that looks into the relationship between an submissive and a dominate. That being said, this is not a book […]