Review: Eliza Hamilton by Tilar Mazzero

Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton—Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife—in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life. Eliza Hamilton: …

Review: Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that. This …

Review: Vampires Never Get Old by various

In this delicious new collection, you’ll find stories about lurking vampires of social media, rebellious vampires hungry for more than just blood, eager vampires coming out―and going out for their first kill―and other bold, breathtaking, dangerous, dreamy, eerie, iconic, powerful creatures of the night. Welcome to the evolution of the vampire―and a revolution on the …

Review: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic …

Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral–viewed by eleven million people …

Trope Discussion: Asshole With a Heart of Gold

Hiya readers and welcome to another discussion post! Feel free to jump in at the bottom and leave your thoughts on this trope, which I’m sure many of us are familiar with! The Trope Itself The trope for “Asshole With a Heart of Gold” is essentially based around a character–usually a man, the male romantic …

Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Noah was born a crime, the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often …

Bridgerton: Netflix series vs. The Duke and I

The Duke and I by Julia Quinn (my review here!) The first book in the Bridgertons series by Quinn, The Duke and I largely focuses on Simon and Daphne as a couple, while introducing some of the important side characters that appear later in the series. The all important Lady Whistledown is also introduced in …

Review: The Duke and I (Bridgertons #1) by Julia Quinn

In the ballrooms and drawing rooms of Regency London, rules abound. From their earliest days, children of aristocrats learn how to address an earl and curtsey before a prince—while other dictates of the ton are unspoken yet universally understood. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable… but …

Discussion: Rushed Happy Endings

So. I think we’ve all been there. We’re reading a wonderful book, and maybe there’s some heartbreak or some drama, there’s about a quarter of the book left, and we’re desperate to know “how is this going to resolve?” We’re rooting for the main character, their friends and family, and we want a happy ending. …

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