Becca: Friday Favorites

Last week, we talked to Tori. This week, we’re revisiting Becca. This post was originally published on October 5, 2018. Tell us a bit about yourself! I’ve always been a book nerd so it was no surprise that I became an English teacher. When most people find out that I’m an English teacher, they picture […]

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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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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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Bookish Merch to Add to Your Wishlist

There’s one thing I love almost as much as books: bookish merch. Whether it’s a product with a favorite quote, gorgeous fandom-inspired art, or just a scarf with a bunch of books on it – I want it. Here are some adorable bookish products available on Amazon right now. I am an Amazon Affiliate, which means that […]

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How a Single Trip to the Library Changed My Life

I had a really rough time in high school, as do many people. I was horribly depressed, had crippling social anxiety, felt like an epic loser, and fantasized about suicide. At a time when I really should have been in therapy or on anti-depressants, I had no outlet for my building stress and no one […]

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Book Drama: Nora Roberts & Tomi Adeyemi

It seems as though there’s so much drama happening in the book community lately. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the latest, involving the author of one of my favorite books of 2018: Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, and Nora Roberts, a prolific and well-known author that you’ve probably heard […]

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Mystery Blogger Award

Thank you to Lori for tagging me to do this! WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD? “Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also […]

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Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron

The Book Daisy’s Run by Scott Baron Part One of The Clockwork Chimera series Amazon | Goodreads Published by Curiouser Release Date: November 15, 2018 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter Obtained through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review What It Is Daisy’s Run is the first in a five-part science fiction series focused […]

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How to Read Great Books Without Spending Your Entire Paycheck

Here’s a basic truth that all readers know: books are expensive. With single books costing between $15-$20, sometimes more, catching up on your favorite series can be a pricey endeavor. Goodness knows I spend far too much on books, to the point where my boyfriend has to frequently remind me that we have bills to […]

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The Witches by Roald Dahl

The Book The Witches by Roald Dahl Amazon | Goodreads Published by Jonathan Cape, a division of Penguin Random House Released 1983 Author Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter 10 Things You Should Know About Roald Dahl on His Birthday What Is It About? The Witches is a children’s book about a little boy that goes […]

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Chloe: Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites is a new weekly feature that asks readers to share their favorite books. If you would like to contribute just shoot me a message! Tell us a bit about yourself! My first love is knitting! Above anything else, I love the tranquility and meditative peace it brings me, and also having something I created to […]

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Book Review: Tales from The Warming by Lorin R. Robinson

“Without taking her eyes off the emerald waters of the island’s central lagoon, she said: ‘This is unbearably lovely. What a tragedy that the people who contributed least to the causes of the warming are the ones who bear its greatest burdens.’” The Book Tales from The Warming: 10 Near-Future Stories Envisioning the Human Impact […]

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Tuesday Temptations: New Releases for the Week of October 2, 2018

I’m not a very patient person, so it’s been hard waiting for The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy to finally be released. I’m reading it the day it’s delivered to me. Aside from that novel that is obviously going to be incredible, there are so many great books coming out this week.   The Lady’s Guide […]

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Should You Read Multiple Books At Once?

Here is a list of books that I’m currently reading: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson Tales from the Warming by Lorin R. Robinson The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland (because, yes I am!) various […]

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September Book Hauls – Book Outlet & Book of the Month!

I was fortunate enough to obtain some really great books in the month of September, most of them from Book Outlet, as well as a couple from my first Book of the Month box. Book Outlet I just recently learned about the discount book website Book Outlet, and I’m officially obsessed. I spent at least […]

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Comic Book Review: Black Bolt by Saladin Ahmed & Christian Ward

The Comic Book Black Bolt (Issues 1-12), collected in Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 Written by Saladin Ahmed (Twitter | Patreon) Art by Christian Ward (Website |Twitter | Tumblr) & Frazer Irving (Tumblr |Instagram) Goodreads (Vol. 1 & Vol. 2) Marvel Unlimited Published by Marvel, 2018 What It Is Black Bolt is the King of […]

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Book Review: I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel

“We are readers. Books are an essential part of our lives and of our life stories. For us, reading isn’t just a hobby or a pastime; it’s a lifestyle.” The Book I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life by Anne Bogel Amazon | Goodreads Author Links: Website | Facebook | […]

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5 Books for International Day of Peace 2018

Today is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, “a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” To celebrate, here are five books that promote peace and non-violence in our world. Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict by Erica Chenoweth and Maria […]

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Friday Favorites: Penny W

Friday Favorites is a new weekly feature that asks readers to share their favorite books. My boyfriend convinced me to start with my own, so here we are. If you would like to contribute just shoot me a message! Tell us a bit about yourself I’m an avid reader and book blogger, when I’m not […]

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Anonymous Bookaholics Tag

I’ve seen this book tag on a few blogs now, such as Red Rocket Panda and Life and Other Disasters, and it seemed fun, so I figured I’d play along since I love any excuse to talk about books. Here are the questions: What Do You Like About Buying a New Book? Oh, so much. […]

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Book Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

The Book The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Amazon | Goodreads Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books Published: 2017 Genre: Young adult, historical fiction, adventure, LGBT Author Links: Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Youtube | Instagram What It Is Set in the 1700s, the story follows Henry Montague (“Monty”), his sister […]

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Print Books vs Ebooks – My Perspective

The most common debate in the bookish community seems to be print books versus digital books. Everyone has a strong opinion one way or the other, even if they use both methods of reading. Earlier today, I read an article from Lifehacker entitled, “You Don’t Own the Music, Movies, or Ebooks You ‘Buy’ on Amazon or […]

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2018 National Book Awards Translated Literature Longlist Released!

The National Book Foundation has released its longlist for translated literature. I hadn’t heard of any of these books before, but they all sound so great. Disoriental by Negar Djavadi Amazon | Goodreads Comemadre by Roque Larraquy Amazon | Goodreads The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq – Dunya Mikhail Amazon | Goodreads One […]

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Book Review: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

We were determined to ignore whatever needed to be ignored, to build a new world from nothing if nothing in our world could be salvaged. The Book Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Goodreads What It Is Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is am an ambitious child, spending his time inventing, learning, acting, making […]

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Book Review: The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi

Toomie sighed. “I used to know this Indian guy. Skinny dude, came over from India. Didn’t have a wife or family anymore. Maybe they were back there in India, I can’t remember. Anyway, the thing he said that stuck with me was that people are alone here in America. They’re all alone. And they don’t […]

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Book Review: The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

He looked across the sea and knew how alone he was now. But he could see the prisms in the deep dark water and the line stretching ahead and the strange undulation of the calm. The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild […]

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White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi

“Dear Miranda Silver, This house is bigger than you know! There are extra floors, with lots of people in them. They are looking people. They look at you, and they never move. We do not like them. We do not like this house, and we are glad to be going away. This is the end of […]

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