I Liked My Life by Abby Fabiaschi

Oh my goodness, let me tell you about a 2017 Goodreads Award nomination that just blew me away. I can’t believe there isn’t more buzz around this book because it surprised me so hard. Dang. Here’s more about the book Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful…

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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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Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonsalves

When I first started reading this book, I honestly thought this was going to be one of those super YA stories about a young woman who is on the brink of growing up and falls in love. Yes, it is all those things, but there is so much more to this than just vapid annoyance.…

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Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

“A novelist is a person who lives in other people’s skins.” – E. L. Doctorow I didn’t know much about Forough Farrokhzad. I’ve actually never heard the name before, but when I received this book from Netgalley, I was interested in reading the life of a poet and how that life can be fictionalized to…

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The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

An epic fantasy with daring sword fights, magic spells, but no prince in disguise. This is a book you’ll want to read, fall in love with, and hopefully see it turn into a movie. Here’s more about the book Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century…

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Why I Sometimes See the Movie Before I Read the Book

My friend, Michaela, at The Ardent Biblio recently talked about reading War and Peace for the first time. If you aren’t aware, War and Peace is considered one of the best books of all time written by the most prolific writers, Leo Tolstoy. However, it was originally written in Russian, is over 1400 pages long, and it takes place during…

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Capsule Books Unboxing

This is my first time unboxing a Capsule Books box. I thought the idea was quite an interesting one and I definitely wanted to get my hands on one to see what it’s all about. Capsule Book boxes take on reading in a different way. Instead of thinking of themes between books, you can pick…

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Instructions for a Secondhand Heart by Tamsyn Murray

I don’t know about you, but I need a break from the world. Sometimes the news or my life or even my reads get so heavy that I need to step away from everything and just enjoy myself. Self care is a real thing and something I try to always keep in mind. That’s why…

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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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