September Reads

September Reads

October 1, 2015 Miscellaneous (9) Comments

Hello booklings! I apologize for falling off the face of the earth last month, but I can’t really promise to do much better in October. There’s a ton going on in my personal life, and I haven’t been able to clear my mind enough to write anything coherent. (A few weeks ago, I tried to […]

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Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Five Inspirational Gems from Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

September 22, 2015 Reviews (16) Comments

Love her or hate her, Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing has made her a household name — and in Big Magic: Creative Living Without Fear, she encourages her readers to embark on a life of curiosity, creativity, and passion. This doesn’t necessarily mean pursuing a life dedicated to the arts, though; “when I refer to “creative living,” […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, September 14

What I’m Reading Monday, September 14

September 14, 2015 Miscellaneous (11) Comments

Happy Monday, booklings! My future may be just as much of a mystery as it was last week (and has been for the last two months), but for the first time, I feel excited about the possibilities. There are actual possibilities! Choices to make, things that might finally go right. But I should probably stop there […]

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Buffalo Reading Invasion

When Readers Invade

September 10, 2015 Events & Travel (23) Comments

As I mentioned in my What I’m Reading post a few days ago, I was able to attend my first Buffalo Reading Invasion last week! Buffalo may have famously harsh winters, but our summers are pretty glorious, with more sunny days than any other major city in the Northeast. And we like to celebrate our […]

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Book Review: Girl Waits With Gun

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart: A Bold Historical Romp

September 8, 2015 Reviews (11) Comments

Constance Kopp has never been one to conform to expectations. At 35 years old, she is unmarried, residing in a farmhouse with her two similarly unattached sisters (Norma and Fleurette), and trying desperately to hold onto the farm as the family funds dwindle. The Kopp sisters’ troubles are only compounded when the automobile of wealthy […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, September 7

What I’m Reading Monday, September 7

September 7, 2015 Miscellaneous (14) Comments

You thought I was kidding when I asked if I could just write What I’m Reading posts indefinitely, didn’t you? I mean, I WAS kidding, and yet I haven’t written a real post in three weeks. I feel slightly more settled than last week, but I’m still moving at the speed of light, hopping all over […]

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August Reads

August Reads

September 1, 2015 Miscellaneous (29) Comments

Oh August, what even WERE you? I don’t think I’ve ever had a more hectic month. After moving out of the apartment I had shared with my ex, I spent most of the month bouncing around between my parents’ house a few hours away and the spare bedroom of one of my best (and very […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, Aug. 24

What I’m Reading Monday, August 24

August 24, 2015 Miscellaneous (11) Comments

It’s cool if I just write “What I’m Reading” posts from here on out, right? Because they seem to be all I can muster the motivation to write lately. Life changes, you guys! They’re hard. I just got back to Buffalo after spending a week with my family. It was lovely; I got to spend […]

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Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

My Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors

August 18, 2015 Literary Lists (12) Comments

Last week, I took a look at my favorite authors based on how many books I’ve read by each writer, but I also noted that numbers don’t tell the whole story when it comes to which authors I consider my favorites. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday list, I’m listing my top auto-buy authors — […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, August 17

What I’m Reading Monday, August 17

August 17, 2015 Miscellaneous (23) Comments

Hello, booklings. This week has been all over the place. I moved out of my apartment (which was stressful and all kinds of emotional), stayed with a generous friend for a few days, and I’m now visiting my family for some much-needed time with my sister, who is just getting home from a college summer […]

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