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Alicia Gebert

Alicia is a full-time bookstore manager in Indianapolis. Our family of four, Hubs Ellis and daughters, Claire & Isla have settled in Fishers. Our family wouldn't be complete without our two kitties. Loves books, Harry Potter, coffee, houseplants, being surrounded by nature.

Why Are We Banning Books?

Banning and challenging books isn't new and, unfortunately, happens frequently across the country. Books are being challenged and sometimes removed from shelves in schools and public libraries. In 2022, the American Library Association reported...

Two Daughters, Two Different Stages of Life

I love being a girl mom. I’ve always considered myself a girly girl and pictured myself with daughters. When the time came to have children on my own, I’ll admit, having a boy kind...

A Day So Gray: Books About Winter For Kids And Adults

I am not a person who enjoys winter. In fact, like many people, I experience symptoms of seasonal depression. As the season approaches, I feel myself slipping into dreading the months ahead. Wondering how...

Dear Indy Moms Book Club

Dear Indy Moms Book Club, I've been living that working mom's life hustle for 14 years and counting. I've had my fair share of ups and downs. I've moved five times, gotten divorced, re-married, and...

Everyone is a Reader – Book Recs for “Non-Readers”

Confession, I was not always the avid reader I am today. When I reveal this little tidbit about myself now, people tend to find it a little shocking. As a child, I enjoyed a...

My Favorite Books Of 2022: And Why You Should Read Them Too!

Your resident Indy Moms bibliophile is back to share what I thought were some of the best books of 2022! Just in case we haven’t met, I’m Alicia, and books are my life. I run...

End of Summer Book Recommendations

For most of us, our kids have headed back to the classroom for another school year. As our schedules get increasingly hectic, I like to remind myself there are still a lot of summer...

Read With Pride: A Book List for Pride Month

Happy June and Happy Pride! I’m back with another book list, and I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one with you. One of the greatest things stories and books offer us as readers is...

Forest Bathing: Finding Peace Among Trees

Forest bathing saved my mental health. Whenever I mention this to people, I typically get a strange look accompanied by a question like, “you take a bath in the forest?” No, not in the...

Read Across America Day: Books for Reluctant Readers

March 2nd is Read Across America Day and officially kicks off National Reading Month! Read Across America originated in 1997 and coincides with Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Celebrating literacy and the freedom to read are...

Embracing the Season with Wintering

I love the warm weather and being outside. May – October I’m truly living and feeling like my happiest self. When the leaves on the trees lose their brilliant shades of green, I start...

Romance Books to Swoon Over

Happy February! My favorite part of this time of year is celebrating Valentine’s Day and reading all the romance novels. Reading romance is a great way to escape the day-to-day hustle and bustle of life....

Book Obsessed: My Life as a Bibliophile

My name is Alicia and I’m obsessed with books and reading. My love for books started as a hobby in college and grew into a full-blown obsession when I realized how much I love...
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