Welcome to Crooked Reads!
A monthly newsletter about books
Hi! I’m Ashley Holstrom, a professional book person who likes to yap about good books and mental health whenever she can.
Crooked Reads is a monthly collection of three bite-sized book reviews, fitting to a theme. My goal is to give you two things: the basic plot and how the book will make you feel—no verbosity or blurb words here.
It’ll show up in your inbox once (or maybe twice!) a month.
The name comes from my wannabe intellectual English major days, when I started a blog and called it Crooked Prose. Because I have scoliosis. And my spine is crooked. Get it? The name stuck and is my brand, now, I guess.
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In case you need to be convinced.
Also one time John Green tweeted an article I wrote and I still have not recovered.