Susie is the Bitch-in-Chief at IB and is also a contributor at Book Riot. She's an ice cream connoisseur, an art fanatic, a cat-mommy of three, and a wife. She runs the @thebooksluts Twitter account and may be slightly addicted.

Hey guys, one of the booksluts needs our help!

May 5, 2015 | Susie | 3 Comments

Okay, yes okay, first I need to tell you what happened and why we haven’t been updating. The short version (and y’all all know you can talk to me if you need more than the short version) is that last year was really, really hard […]

Gone Reading Giveaway Winner

August 3, 2014 | Susie | 4 Comments

YOU GUYS. I PICKED A WINNER IN A TIMELY MANNER YOU GUYS. Well, rather, picked a winner. I just input the parameters. And counted. And verified. I did the grunt work, but not so much the actual picking. (gives some major side-eye for […]

Giveaway: $50 Gift Card to Gone Reading

July 27, 2014 | Susie | 39 Comments

First, boring things: I am going to be taking a little break from writing some of our regular features, like the Reading Report and Weekend Listening. Just a short vacation, then I’ll hopefully be back at it. But listen, this gift card giveaway. HOLY MOLY. […]

The Weekly Verse: I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

July 23, 2014 | Susie | 7 Comments

  I’m going to present this one without much comment. It’s longer than poems I generally post, but worth it. It very accurately captures my (and many people’s) frustration with being American, living in America, and the wide gap between the American Promise and the […]

The Reading Report: Book News from July 14 – July 20

July 21, 2014 | Susie | 7 Comments

Before we launch into The Reading Report, did you know that we’re taking pre-orders to get this sweet reading bling?┬áIf you’re interested, you can head on over here to get more info and put in your order. The Best Things All Week Lower 9th Ward […]

Now Taking Pre-Orders For the Reading Girl Cameo Pendant!

July 18, 2014 | Susie | 19 Comments

Yesterday, I got something exciting in the mail: You may recognize that design from this t-shirt that we recently added to the Insatiable Booksluts shop over at Skreened. When I was designing it, I thought to myself, hey–it looks like a pendant, why not try […]

The Weekly Verse: All Nearness Pauses, while a Star Can Grow by E. E. Cummings

July 16, 2014 | Susie | 2 Comments

(Did you know it’s E.E. Cummings and not e.e. cummings according to the man (and his wife) himself? Learn something new every day, right?! It’s super fascinating how an error can become canon . . . BRB while I go question everything I ever learned.) […]

Weekend Listening: Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg and Wilco

July 11, 2014 | Susie | 2 Comments

Listen while you read (volume may be loud): Album: Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg and Wilco (featuring Natalie Merchant) Released: 1998 by Elektra Recommended if you like: Old school country music, alt-country, amazing sounds in your earholes, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, folk music Notable Tracks: […]