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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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review: “the invisible life of addie larue” by v.e. schwab

“addie larue,” despite its premise, is a book that’s going to be hard to forget. addie’s story is enthralling before she is remembered and it will continue to be after.

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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 […]

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best books of 2020 (so far) + welcome back

hello! it’s been a while. in case you forgot, or are wondering why you got a notification, i’m julia. i took a (read: very long) hiatus from blogging (& regularly reading), but have decided to try it out again! my goal at the beginning of this year was to read 20 books. it seemed very […]