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.

How To Get Your Book Noticed Without Being A Jackass

August 11, 2015 | Susie | 19 Comments

*Note: this is not for the nice authors I know who are never pushy or spammy about their new books. This is for other people. Jackasses. It’s for jackasses. You might think that I have written enough posts on this topic that I would not […]

And now, a thank you from Satan.

May 12, 2015 | Susie | 1 Comment

Remember last week when I was scrambling around like a crazy person trying to raise money for one of our booksluts? She (voluntarily, I told her I could preserve her anonymity) decided that she wanted to come forward and thank you guys personally. Mini update: […]


May 8, 2015 | Susie | 5 Comments

We sold out of pendants SO FAST you guys. I’ve been really busy getting them all together and I have them all either shipped out or on their way to the post office (like in a few minutes when I leave my house). The great […]

Hey guys, one of the booksluts needs our help!

May 5, 2015 | Susie | 6 Comments

UPDATE: you guys are the best! We’ve basically sold out, so I’m removing the buttons… If you still want one even though the fundraising is over, leave a comment; if there are enough people who do, I can get a new batch made! Okay, yes […]

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 | 8 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 […]

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