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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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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How to manage emotionally triggering books

Is it weird when I call a book “emotionally triggering,” I’m talking about the passive of time in the book rather than anything else? I can deal with my fair share of self-harm, sexual abuse, and even suicide. When a book writes about them (and they do it well), I find it most fascinating and…

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Reasons why I started a book blog

And you may ask yourself Well…How did I get here? Lately, I’ve been thinking about why I started to blog about books. I’ve never done it before. Most of my blogs in the past were about petty teenager stuff; poems I’ve written about love interests that didn’t work out. But at some point early this…

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In the Mood to Read

Have you ever had those moments when you’re reading a book and you wonder to yourself why you’re reading that book? Let me give you a scenario: You’ve been interested in a book. It’s been on your TBR for a while and finally, you pick it up. You start reading it, but something triggers in…

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