April 2019 Wrap-Up

Although autumn will always be my favorite season, spring is beautiful as well. I love the thunderstorms we’ve begun having in the mid-Atlantic, and the blooming flowers are beautiful, even if I’m having trouble breathing as a result of the pollen. April has felt nuts to me, and like it flew by in a flash. […]

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New Releases for the Week of April 30, 2019

Here are the new releases for April 30, 2019! Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan Little Darklings by Melanie Golding Strangers Assume My Girlfriend is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan Cape May by Chip Cheek Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan Let’s Tell This Story Properly: […]

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April 30 – International Jazz Day

April 30th is International Jazz Day, which started in 2011 as a way to celebrate the influence Jazz has had on the world. Jazz has long been my musical genre of choice. I’ll take Coltrane’s saxophone over anything on the top 100 any day. If you’ve watched any amount of Star Trek: TNG, you’ll also know that […]

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Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur – A Review

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur Poetry Self Published Released November 4, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I own very few poetry collections, but I purchased an ebook version of milk and honey due to the enormous amount of hype surrounding it. It’s been sitting in my Kindle for months and months, but since April is National […]

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Mystery Blogger Award

I was nominated by Shyla at the wonderful blog, Words & Stitches, to do this. Thank you so much, Shyla! The Mystery Blogger Award was started at Okoto Enigma’s Blog. Rules: Put the award logo/image on your blog Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. Mention the creator of the award […]

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Sunday Wrap-Up

Around the Web If you love both literature and fashion, this list of books from Electric Literature will intrigue you. Austine at Novel Knight has an informative post about supporting underrated and midlist authors on Instagram. If you are a Bookstagrammer, you need to read this. Apartment Therapy put together a list of book-inspired Airbnb […]

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The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas – A Review

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas Science Fiction | Mystery Published by Crooked Lane Books Released August 9, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I didn’t know too much about this book before starting it. I saw it at my local library, and thought to myself, “Wow, that’s a cool cover. And I love time […]

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First, Second, & Third POV – What’s the Difference?

The way in which a story is told is just as important as what story is told. Some narrators are better choices than others to portray emotions to the reader. Writers have four choices when it comes to a story’s point of view: First, second, third (limited), and third (omniscient). What are the differences between those points […]

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2019 Edgar Award Winners Announced

The Edgar Awards are an annual award given to the best mystery books of the year. The lists are put together by Mystery Writers of America. Here are the 2019 winners. If you’d like a full list of the nominees, click here. Book synopses are courtesy of the publishers and Goodreads. Best Novel Down the […]

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Taylor from Working Classless – Friday Favorites

For last week’s Friday Favorites, we talked to Thia from the podcast Working Classless. This week, we are speaking to the other host of that wonderful podcast, Taylor! Tell us a bit about yourself I’m Taylor: a hopeful pessimist, a killjoy, and one of the hosts of Working Classless! Every week I get to talk […]

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7 Organizations Bringing Books to Underprivileged Communities

April 23, 2019, is World Book Day, which was started by UNESCO in order to bring books to children and underprivileged people. There are plenty of great organizations and charities that share in that mission. Those of us in the book community might often take for granted that not everyone in the world has access […]

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New Releases for April 23, 2019

Here are the new releases for the week of April 23, 2019! A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher The Domestic Geek’s Meals Made Easy: A Fresh, Fuss-Free Approach to Healthy Cooking by Sara Lynn Cauchon The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates The […]

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Books I Want to Read – Book Tag

I found this tag this morning on Bookishly Rebecca, and it was originally created by Jamishelves. A book that you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas I feel like I might be the only person left in the world who hasn’t read any Sarah J. […]

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Sunday Wrap-Up

Around the Web Moving to a new city can be hard, especially when it comes to making new friends. Well + Good has a great article with tips on how to make friends when you’re naturally introverted. Renowned novelist Gene Wolfe has died. The Guardian has an amazing article about the stigma surrounding science fiction and […]

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