Welcome to Savvy Verse & Wit

Hello and Welcome to Savvy Verse & Wit, my online book review site that features reviews of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and other genres.

For a list of what I accept, visit my review policy.

Other policies you may be interested in are my affiliate policy and my advertising policy.  If you’d like to get to know me and the blog, please visit the About Me page.

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In addition to well written reviews that demonstrate what aspects of a book work and don’t work for me as a reader, you also will find interviews with authors, publishers, and poets and guest posts from authors and poets about their writing or writing spaces.

Occasionally, I will host giveaways for books and other items, but generally only when I’ve read the book or plan to read the book.

If you are new to blogs:

I provide honest reviews of books to help you select your next read and generate discussion with those who’ve already read the book in the comments.  To make comments, scroll to the bottom of posts and click “comments” to open the comment box and enter your thoughts.

Some recurring events here on the blog include:

  • The Virtual Poetry Circle in which a new poem is posted every Saturday and discussed in the comments using a model suggested by Molly Peacock.
  • Mailbox Monday, a book blogger community event in which I share my bookish goodies from the bookstore or publishers/authors.
  • The Literary Road Trip in which I introduce local MD/DC/VA metro region authors as part of a wider book blogger community project.
  • And occasional book blogger community events include Free Verse in which I share poetry; Library Loot where I showcase my library finds; Monday’s Movie in which I review a new or old movie I’ve seen; and a few others, which can be found in the navigation bar under Meme or Events.
  • I also participate in a number of reading challenges — click on Challenges in the navigation bar to see the list — that focus on a number of topics ranging from poetry to war-related books.

Upcoming events:

  • Guest reviews from my mom, Pat, May 24-28.
  • Review of Jill Mansell’s Rumor Has It on May 31.
  • Updates of local and bookish events; newer updates will focus on Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention in the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.  If you have any questions, don’t hestitate to drop me an email.


  1. hi! I’m sad I missed meeting you! NEXT TIME? Hey, I got a great idea… Why don’t you come up nahth and visit the Boston Book Fest? 😛

    • I was sad that I missed you. When is the Boston Book Fest? It’s been a long time since I’ve been to it. I’d love to go.

  2. I can’t wait to see you again!