Blogging Break

(Officially) Taking a Blogging Break

January 6, 2016 Miscellaneous (46) Comments

A belated happy new year, booklings! And while we’re on the topic of things “belated,” I must apologize that this post is coming rather later than it should have. As many of you know, the last six months of my life have been filled with earth-shifting changes, and although I held the blog together pretty well at […]

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What I'm Reading Monday, October 19

What I’m Reading Monday, October 19

October 19, 2015 Miscellaneous (18) Comments

Happy Monday, booklings! Can I take a moment to talk about how glorious the fall weather is around here? It’s chilly but not cold, the leaves have turned the most beautiful colors, the afternoon light has the most glorious golden quality, and the biggest sartorial choice I have to make each day is which flannel shirt […]

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Four Favorite Fall Releases

Four Favorite Fall Releases

October 15, 2015 Reviews (11) Comments

Although I’ve stepped back from reviewing new releases in the last few months, the fall books I have managed to read so far have been excellent! Here’s a quick look at four of my favorites: Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson Publisher: Random House Release Date: August 18, 2015 Pages: 304 Source: Publisher Fresh off the […]

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What I'm Reading Oct 13

What I’m Reading Tuesday, October 13

October 13, 2015 Miscellaneous (14) Comments

Hello booklings! Columbus Day totally threw me off, and I didn’t manage to get my “what I’m reading” post up yesterday, but better late than never, right? I’m still in a bit of a reading slump, but it has nothing to do with the quality of the books I’m reading. The books are wonderful, but […]

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Audiobook Mini Reviews

Audiobook Mini Reviews

October 7, 2015 Reviews (17) Comments

I have been in a pretty major blogging slump for the last few months, and the number of books I have read but neglected to review is frankly embarrassing. To close that gap a little bit, I’d like to share mini reviews of some of the fantastic audiobooks I’ve listened to lately! Everything I Never Told […]

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Jane Eyre Parallels in Harry Potter

In Which I Freak Out About the Harry Potter Parallels in Jane Eyre

October 5, 2015 Reviews (19) Comments

In the 16 years since I first cracked open a Harry Potter book, I’ve seen the series compared to Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, The Bible, Star Wars, and numerous other cultural touchstones. As an avid Potter fan (with the tattoo to prove it), I thought I had a pretty good handle on J.K. Rowling’s influences. And […]

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September Reads

September Reads

October 1, 2015 Miscellaneous (18) 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 (19) 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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