Bookstore Tour: The Last Bookstore, Downtown Los Angeles

I haven’t done a bookstore tour in a really long time. I think I was still living in Brooklyn where small bookstores reign gloriously. But I went on vacation and did some road tripping recently and I have bookstores to report back! Today we’re going to be heading to the West (best) Coast to check…

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The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

The American Dream. Many people talk about it, but no one really knows what it means. Some people work their entire lives to try and achieve it and some people succeed. Sadly, sometimes it takes death to figure out that not only you achieved the American Dream, but excelled beyond it. Here’s more about the…

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Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

This is your classic book to take to the beach. While this one won’t be out until June, it’ll definitely be the book you take with you on those summer vacations. Here’s more about the book In the tradition of Good in Bed and The Assistants comes a funny and smart comedy about a young matchmaker balancing her messy…

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Emergency Contact by Mary HK Choi

I’ll admit, this is one of those books I picked up because the cover was gorgeous. I’d never heard of Mary HK Choi or the work she’s done, but I knew she wrote a YA for the current generation of kids and that it was epic. The cover seemed like a bonus. Here’s more about…

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My Favorite Snacks While Reading

When it comes to reading, it’s always important to have the essentials by your side. You’ll need some water for hydration and tea or coffee for the hygge effect. Pillows and blankets for warmth (or comfort if you’re me) and candles because why not? But one thing I always also remember to include is a…

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The Last Equation of Isaac Severy by Nova Jacobs

At first, I was a little skeptical about this book. A story that has the word “equation” in the title reminds me of Mark Watney in The Martian and how much math I had to do. Happily, there isn’t much math in this book but a wonderful journey of a family coming to terms with their…

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Wow. I sat down with this book over the past few days and I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, I would try and use the bathroom and hold it for an hour only succumbing to the excruciating pain of holding it for that long. I’m lucky it’s the beginning of the year and there wasn’t…

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My 2017 Bookish Wrap Up

Wow, 2017 felt like a whirlwind. I hit a ton of different milestones, came to some interesting decisions, and will be starting my new year with a different career path. While the world was in shambles, 2017 treated me pretty well and I’m thankful to be starting off 2018 with some great plans. It was…

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November 2017 Wrap Up

November seemed to go quickly, but also jam packed with news, articles, and great reads. I had a blast this November and here are some of the highlights. Thanksgiving at my in laws I’ve never had Thanksgiving at anyone else’s house before. I’ve always had it with my family with the same meal and the…

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Sourdough by Robin Sloan

  I’ve only tried to make bread once in my life and while I did have a tasty loaf, I can’t say if it was the best bread in the world. However, I have an inkling that Lois can. SOURDOUGH by Robin Sloan is the story about a woman named Lois Clary who arrives in…

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