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Saturday Morning Wrap Up: 9/4

What am I reading? An American Marriage by Tayari Jones The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon This week’s reads: Once She Was Bitten by Magen Cubed, 4 stars Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor, 4 stars What am I posting? Discussion: Okay, so some issues […]

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NA and YA: What’s the difference?

What is YA? This one is pretty easy for most of us: YA is Young Adult fiction. These are books that primarily target a demographic in their teens. Due to Middle Grade and NA, YA age ranges can vary by genre and author. Most YA books are meant to appeal to the ages 13-18, though […]

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Review: The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant […]

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Monthly Wrap Up

August 2021 Wrap Up

Life Update Nothing too crazy happened in August. I somehow have not quit my job yet, which is kind of impressive, and I’m even getting a raise for being the only person hired this summer who didn’t quit after a week. Button has had a cough, so we’re taking her to the vet in a […]

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Review: The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons #2) by Julia Quinn

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, this author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry.And in truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better…—Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814 But this time, the gossip […]

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Discussion: So what is the male gaze and how can you tell when it’s happening?

All right folks, buckle in. I’m going to try to get through the long history of the feminist theory of “the male gaze” in a relatively short and sweet way–if you’re interested in all the nuance you should check out some of the theorists I mention along the way. What is the male gaze? The […]

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The Book Snob Book Tag!

Thank you to John at Tales of Absurdia for the tag! This tag came from Tia and All the Books originally. Adaptation Snob: Do You Always Read The Book Before Watching The Film/ TV Show? I used to be militant about doing so, but actually these days I tend to do so the other way around. […]

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Review: Codename Villanelle (Killing Eve #1) by Luke Jennings

Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world’s most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world’s richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws […]

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Review: SLAY by Brittney Morris

By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game […]

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Review: One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don’t exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone. She can’t imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates […]