Maegan Donovan

Maegan Donovan is a Southern-born, New England transplant raising a daughter with her husband in the Midwest. After earning her M.A. in History from the University of Rhode Island, she moved to Boston, followed by Kansas, Delaware, California and Kansas again. When she's not chasing her toddler (which is nearly always), she's reading, mentally planning European vacations, trying to learn Latin or feeling guilty about neglecting her blog, Lovely Leanings. The only two things guaranteed to be in her purse are a book and a bottle of hot sauce.

How To Pick Out Books for Acquaintances

Worried about Secret Santa season? Don't fear--we've got some tips to help you choose gifts for acquaintances and win the bookish gift giving game.

Bookish Traditions To Begin This Holiday Season

The 5 Types of Bibliophiles We Envy

Yes, we're talking to you folks with the rolling ladders in your personal libraries.

5 Reasons to Read Outside Your Political Ideology

On the importance of reading books by people who believe things you don't.

I Tried To Apply A Minimalist Approach to my Books. It Did Not Go Well.

THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP may help some people apply a minimalist approach to some rooms, but hands off the personal library.

Book-Inspired Date Night Ideas to Get You Out of a Rut

From reading aloud to using those cookbooks, here are 5 book-inspired date night ideas to shake things up and keep them bookish.

Do Life Changing Books Really Change Your Life?

Do life changing books really change your life?

Happy Birthday, Beatrix Potter: An Ode

An appreciation of Beatrix Potter's complex sentences, elevated vocabulary, and fascinating stories for kids, to celebrate her birthday!

When Reading Isn’t Enough: Book-Adjacent Hobbies!

Bookish stuff to do (other than reading, of course).

“Weird” Book Quirks That Are Actually Quite Justified

Weird things book people do.

The Case For Re-Reading a Book You Once Hated

Hated a book as a young reader? It might be time to try it again.

Are First Editions Meant to be Read or Merely Displayed?

So you finally got that fancy first edition of your favorite book. What do you do with it now?

When Reading Reveals Your Worst Qualities

When books are your harshest critics.

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