September releases

Ten Sensational September Releases

September 1, 2014 Literary Lists (7) Comments

I don’t know about you, but I’m a tad bit overwhelmed by the crazy amount of amazing books coming out in September. I brought a dozen home from BEA, and a few more have worked their way onto my shelf in the three months since then. It made selecting five exciting releases to share an impossible […]

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August Reads

August 31, 2014 Miscellaneous (2) Comments

Happy long weekend, everyone! Can you believe summer is ending? I’m so not ready for fall yet. I got a lot of reading done this month, but I hit a major blogging slump. I’ve been reading some great books, but I’m just not feeling any motivation to sit down and write about them. Hopefully the […]

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Get on My Bookshelf! Ten Books I Want to Read But Don’t Yet Own

August 26, 2014 Literary Lists (14) Comments

Happy Tuesday, booklings! 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 books that we want to read but don’t yet own. I may have half a bookshelf full of books I own but haven’t yet […]

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The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

August 25, 2014 Reviews (9) Comments

After her family falls on hard times in 1686, 18-year-old Nella is married off to a wealthy merchant with the Dutch East India Company. She moves into his Amsterdam house with high hopes for her marriage but is disappointed by her reception: her husband, Johanne, is distant and rarely home, and his sister, Marin, is […]

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We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

Book Review: We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

August 22, 2014 Reviews (8) Comments

Born in 1941 in Queens and raised by a pair of hard-drinking Irish parents, Eileen Tumulty dreamed of a higher station. Although the industrious young woman was hampered by her upbringing and limited by her gender, she was determined to climb the social ladder and live the life of comfort her parents couldn’t give her. When […]

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

Mid-Month Book Look: What I’m Reading

August 18, 2014 Miscellaneous (10) 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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