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

Mid-Month Book Look: What I’m Reading

August 18, 2014 Miscellaneous (7) Comments

Hello lovelies! You might have noticed the blog’s been pretty quiet this month. There is no real reason for this, except that I haven’t really felt like blogging. There was a time that this would really stress me out, but I’m learning to be okay with the ebbs and flows in motivation. Blogging is something […]

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Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Book Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

August 11, 2014 Reviews (12) Comments

21-year-old Ellie is determined to cash in her V-card before graduating from her London university. Surrounded by girlfriends who lost their virginity years ago and the survivor of a few mortifying experiences with the opposite sex, she’s ready to become a woman… with just about any man willing to deflower her. This book caught my attention […]

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Literary Links

Literary Links: Aug. 2 – 8

August 8, 2014 News (4) Comments

Happy Friday, ducklings! 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. Portlandia co-creator/writer/star Carrie Brownstein has signed on to complete Nora Ephron’s unfinished Lost in Austen script. Based on a UK miniseries of the same name, […]

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In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

Book Review: In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

August 6, 2014 Reviews (3) Comments

In 1879, the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco with the mission of becoming the first naval expedition to reach the North Pole. Funded by eccentric newspaper mogul James Gordon Bennett and captained by George Washington de Long, the Jeannette expedition captured the imaginations of people around the world. De Long and his crew of 32 […]

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August Releases

Five Awesome August Releases

August 4, 2014 Literary Lists (18) Comments

The dog days of summer are upon us, and there’s nothing more appealing than kicking back with a great book and a glass of iced tea (or a refreshing beer, if you like a different kind of brew). Summer is a great season for hot new books, and August promises tons of great choices, from […]

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july reads

July Reads

August 3, 2014 Miscellaneous (18) Comments

Happy August! July was a busy month, and I can’t believe how fast the summer is flying by. (It doesn’t help that it hasn’t really FELT like a normal summer — such cool weather!) You might have noticed the blog’s been pretty quiet lately, and that’s because a LOT has been going on. I meant […]

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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 (11) 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 (10) 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

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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