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why i don’t buy from big booksellers anymore

lately, i haven’t had a ton of inspiration for my blogging, and i had to consider what’s important to me in the publishing and reading communities. i’ve been sharing a lot more of my favorite diverse books, which i’ll continue to do, but i want to talk about why i link only to goodreads and […]

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haul: strand feb. pick of the month + my thoughts

for christmas, my parents got me a subscription to the strand’s young adult pick of the month, where the booksellers pick a new release in a genre (general fiction, mystery, YA) and send it along with some small goodies every month. in january, i received a signed copy of angie thomas’ concrete rose with a […]

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mini review: “the extraordinaries” by t.j. klune

“Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s […]

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highly anticipated 2021 releases

2021 is here and i want to read all the books (what else is new). a ton of my favorite authors are releasing new stories and a ton of debuts are hitting shelves this year, too! here are the ones that i’m impatiently waiting for. as always, links are to goodreads. please shop with your […]

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2020 in review

okay, yes, 2020 was horrible. i had to move out of my downtown chicago apartment in march because of covid and have spent the rest of the year at home in new hampshire, learning and working online. but, i think there were plenty of positives, one of the biggest being that i had a lot […]

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mini review: “melinda hill: inappropriate”

“Melinda Hill uses laughter as medicine in this comedy special about moving from trauma bonding to trauma mending. Imparting insights and crushing confessions punctuated by punchlines in a soul-baring storytelling style, she reflects on transformation, transcendence and triumph of the human spirit. Inappropriate is its own genre where healing meets comedy; it’s heal-arious.” run time: […]

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review: “a touch of death” by rebecca crunden

read my review of “a touch of death”!

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my favorite winter reads

it’s winter in new england, which means it’s time to wrap yourself in flannel, string lights all over the house and seek shelter from the cold/snow/wind/ice with a book. my first instinct was to compile a list of rom-com-like books, but i do that way too often, so i thought this would be a great […]

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mini review: “enola holmes” (2020)

“enola holmes” (sept. 23, netflix) was the most fun viewing experience i’ve had in a while. first off, millie bobby brown brings so much life to this character and to the film as a whole (it’s also her first producing role) with her youth (a 16-year-old playing a 16-year-old is how it should be!!) and […]

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make blondies from “tweet cute” with me

recently, i read “tweet cute,” emma lord’s debut novel, and an obsession was born. it follows pepper and jack, two high school seniors in new york city as they battle on Twitter under their respective family restaurant’s handles, become friends in real life and start to fall for each other on an anonymous app. there’s […]