Susie is the Bitch-in-Chief at IB and is also a contributor at Food 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.

Review: Gunk by Gerry Feehily

April 8, 2014 | Susie | 1 Comment

Book: Gunk by Gerry Feehily Rating: 4.25/5 planks of wood that you awkwardly pose with Recommended if you like: the 80s, stories about the fashion world, very short fiction First Lines: “As a former booker to fashion models, I’ve seen them all, boys and girls, appear […]

Top Five: Songs That Make Everything Better

April 5, 2014 | Susie | 23 Comments

Imagine that you’re having the shittiest fucking time. You’re at that point in the sneaky hate spiral where you’re about to snap and start yelling at the wind or maybe just sit down and cry, a lot. Then you hear a song. A beautiful numbness […]

Review: Nothing by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon

April 4, 2014 | Susie | 7 Comments

Book: Nothing by Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon Rating: 3.5/5 rich kids turned hobo Recommended if you like: the movies Trainspotting, American Beauty, and Mean Girls; angsty books; fire imagery (and you haven’t had your fill of it in the past couple of years); unreliable main characters First line: “Freak.” Published: November […]

The Weekly Verse, Sexy Edition: Putting in the Seed by Robert Frost

April 2, 2014 | Susie | 13 Comments

One of the reasons we chose April for Sex Month is that April = spring = all the sex. Plants are having sex, animals are having sex, and people are gettin’ it on, too. Probably even that wasp I saw earlier is looking for a […]

Why do we read sex?

April 1, 2014 | Susie | 14 Comments

April is nearly upon us. That's your only hint for the upcoming blog event at IB. — Insatiable Booksluts (@thebooksluts) March 31, 2014 (UPON US. Get it? No? Eh, it was 1:30 in the morning, cut me a break here. IT IS A JOKE ABOUT […]

Insatiable Booksluts Live and On Air!

March 29, 2014 | Susie | 2 Comments

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the chat. ENJOY! Are you ready to chat books, feminism, and more books? Tomorrow, March 30th, at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT, Booksluts Jericha & Laura will be having a LIVE discussion hosted by fellow Bookslut Nerija! The topic: how young adult […]

In Blogging: The Take-Away From SELF Magazine’s Tutu Boo-Boo

March 28, 2014 | Susie | 9 Comments

I know, this is not really book-related. But I have been known to write about blogging, and I think a lot of us now are in the sphere of curating and creating content to be shared–and there’s a big lesson in a recent incident. SELF […]

10 Books to Read: IB Staff Recommendations, March 2014

| Susie | 1 Comment

It’s almost bloody April and it’s still snowing*. Who do I see about this? If you’re looking for some good books to read during the cruellest month, we got you covered with our staff recommendations. Jericha – The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The single […]

Why I Love Literary Fiction

March 25, 2014 | Susie | 22 Comments

Literary fiction is my fucking jam, as you know if you have spent any time here at all. I’m realizing lately that I’m often the odd man out in this regard; when I say I read almost only literary fiction, people bristle. Or they scratch […]