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Blogtober Day 19: Vampire Book Recommendations!

Yes, bookworms, the moment has come. My list of what books you should read to get into vampire lore and legend, a combination of creative ideas and classic tales! This list is a doozy and is absolutely not a full list of all my favorite vampire books. I’ll include a brief explanation of what kind […]

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Blogtober Day 16: A Peek at My Writing

Hello there! Full disclosure: This is kind of a throwaway post. I meant to post this as my day 15 of Blogtober, but the stress and depression of the past….months? I don’t rightly know, but that stress led to my not working on blog stuff yesterday or the day before really. So this post is […]

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Blogtober Day 11: Witchy Books Recommendations

I’d say this is a pretty typical Blogtober post, huh? Well, I’m definitely going to repeat some of these recs from if I’ve ever done a post like this before, but who cares? As follows are my best recommendations for witchy books! Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Practical Magic tells the story of the Owens […]

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Blogtober Day 7: Top 5 Edgar Allen Poe Works

Hello and welcome to another self indulgent spooky themed list of my favorites! Today I’ll be listing my top five Edgar Allen Poe works. Poe was one of my favorite authors from a young age, and I have owned multiple collections of his works through the years (some very interesting illustrated ones included!). 5. The […]

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Blogtober Day 3: Characters I’d dress as for Halloween!

For this post’s purposes I’m limiting myself to book characters otherwise the list would probably be too long! This prompt is one I adopted from Carmen’s Reading Corner! Audrey Rose Wadsworth (Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco) I don’t think it would be hard to dress as Audrey Rose just by getting a costume […]

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October 2020 Goals + TBR

CODE ORANGE It’s October! It’s Halloween and spooky time! But it’s also going to be a busy busy month for me, so I’m going to try to keep this relatively short and possible to accomplish. Goal One: Post Every Day of Blogtober This is a softball for me. I’m already on a 170+ day streak […]

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Book and Beverage Pairings!

Interview With the Vampire and red wine Personally, I would pair red wine with just about any vampire novel for the aesthetic of it. But Interview With the Vampire works especially well with this because the aesthetics of Louis and Lestat drinking blood from wine glasses and goblets is so appealing! Practical Magic and tea […]

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My Dream Bookish Job

So I’ll admit, I’ve already experienced a pretty awesome bookish job. When I was a sophomore in college the Rare Books Room in my undergrad library was transferred to the Archives Department, since nobody had known what to do with the Room and its collection for some time. The archivist, knowing nothing about rare books, […]

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Queer Authors, Queer Stories, and Who Writes Them

To begin with: CW for discussions of queerphobia. I don’t plan to discuss anything incredibly specific, and if any slurs come up while writing I will appropriately tag those as well. Still, this could be a tough topic for my fellow LGBTQ+ folk to dive into and if so, please take care of yourself and […]

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How I Find Time to Blog

I think most of us have this struggle, finding time to blog. So I thought I’d share some insights into how I find time to post, and how I’ve been managing to maintain a streak over 150 days long! Setting a Schedule As my loyal blog followers know, I post a weekly “Monday Schedule” in […]