Stranded on a Deserted Island With the Cast of Harry Potter

If I Was Stranded on a Deserted Island With the Cast of Harry Potter…

July 22, 2014 Literary Lists (4) Comments

Happy Tuesday, lovelies! Like a true blue book nerd, I love a good list. This week for Top Ten Tuesday, the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list the top ten characters we would want with us on a deserted island. Being the massive nerd that I am, I’m going to kick it up a […]

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Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Book Review: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

July 21, 2014 Reviews (6) Comments

Since I read An Untamed State a few months ago, Roxane Gay has become one of my favorite writers — and since I subsequently followed her on Twitter, she has become one of my favorite people on the Internet. She always has interesting things to say about current events, and she also delightfully live-tweets Food Network […]

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Literary Links: July 12 – 18

July 18, 2014 News (2) Comments

Happy Friday dumplings! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! As always, I’ve got five interesting stories for you. 1. Pulitzer Prize-winning Nadine Gordimer passed away at the age of 90. As a white South African who hated apartheid, she is known for her novels […]

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High as the Horses' Bridles by Scott Cheshire

Book Review & Giveaway: High as the Horses’ Bridles by Scott Cheshire

July 17, 2014 Reviews (4) Comments

In 1980, 12-year-old Josiah Laudermilk steps up to read the sermon to his massive church in Queens, New York. Looking out at the congregation, his nerves fall away as he receives what he believes to be a vision from God. In front of four thousand worshippers, he speaks eloquently and captivatingly as he predicts the date […]

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Recommended Reading for Twenty-Somethings

July 16, 2014 Literary Lists (10) Comments

Last week, I lamented the lack of literary novels about post-college, pre-marriage twenty-somethings.There was some great discussion in the comments, with other readers wishing for more fiction about characters who are still getting their shit together — in their twenties, and in later years. Some of you also shared your favorite books that fall into […]

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Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Book Review: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

July 15, 2014 Reviews (6) Comments

Everything was going well for 24-year-old Susannah Cahalan. She was starting a promising career at a  prominent New York City newspaper, and she was entering a serious relationship with a wonderful man. But slowly, things started going wrong. She had bouts of paranoia, strange hallucinations, and she was utterly unprepared for a major interview at […]

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Mid-Month Book Look: What I'm Reading: June 2014

Mid-Month Book Look: What I’m Reading

July 14, 2014 Miscellaneous (6) Comments

How is July flying by so quickly? I feel like the summer just started, and it’s already half over. But I’m really looking forward to the next few weeks! In a few days I’ll be motoring up to Toronto to meet up with Karen of One More Page! We only live about two hours apart (give […]

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Literary Links

Literary Links: July 5 – 11

July 12, 2014 News (3) Comments

Happy Saturday! After a long week, it’s finally time to kick back, relax, and catch up on the week’s bookish news! 1. The Millions posted their Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview. I’m always excited when this list is published, and this installment features many titles I’m already looking forward to, and it introduced me to some […]

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Where Are All the Books for Twenty-Somethings?

July 9, 2014 Discussions (38) Comments

I am 24 years old. I have my B.A., and I work at a job that’s vaguely related to my major. It’s boring and slightly soul-crushing, but I’m thankful to have a job. I don’t really know what I want my career to be. I live with my boyfriend of (almost) five years, but I don’t […]

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Top Ten Tuesday

My Dirty Little Secrets: Confessions of a Book Blogger

July 8, 2014 Literary Lists (21) Comments

Happy Tuesday, turtledoves! Like a true blue book nerd, I love a good list. This week for Top Ten Tuesday, the folks over at The Broke and the Bookish ask bloggers to list their top ten blogging confessions. Are you ready for my dirty little secrets? 1. I am not very good at scheduling posts ahead of time. I have […]

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