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Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: June 2016

Travel | July 3, 2016

June 2016: what a whirlwind! June was incredible, amazing, busy, and exhausting. I was sick for a couple weeks, which was the low point… but it all got better after that. I read a lot, had another relaxing weekend at my aunt and uncle’s house in the country, and then… had my big, brilliant business trip to New […]

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Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2016

Monthly Wrap-Up: April 2016

Travel | May 3, 2016

April 2016: the busy, social month April was busy busy but also tons of fun! I had a vacation, a business trip, I went out with colleagues, met with friends, and… WOAH. There’ll be a full recap later in this post. April Reads Books Read: The Falconer by Elizabeth May (re-read) The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May This […]

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ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

ARC Book Review: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Book Reviews | August 20, 2015

Last year I read and fell in love with Libba Bray’s writing in The Diviners, so even though its sequel counts a daunting 624 pages, I dove right in and got swept up in it all again. Lair of Dreams cements The Diviners as one of my favorite ongoing series. (We won’t speak about the cover catastrophe going […]

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ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

ARC Book Review: Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson

Book Reviews | July 8, 2015

It’s very hard for me to see a cover and premise that hint at steampunk and then pass that book up – and so it was that Rebel Mechanics entered my eager hands. This alternate history is unique, interesting, and incredibly entertaining – and I can’t wait to see where the series goes next. Rebel Mechanics tells the […]

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ARC Book Review: I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

ARC Book Review: I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil

Book Reviews | January 2, 2015

I’m Glad I Did is a book that probably wouldn’t be on my radar at all and that I wouldn’t be likely to pick up if it wasn’t at BEA in 2014. But I’m glad it was, because this historical fiction about the music industry is wonderfully written and authentic. Ultimately, I did want a little more from […]

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Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Book Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Book Reviews | November 19, 2014

Have you ever had a book give you butterflies? I have, and that book was Isla and the Happily Ever After. By far my favorite of Stephanie Perkins’ books, Isla is dripping with chemistry, happiness, and love. I can’t even describe just how happy this book made me. It is fluffy romantic perfection. Right from the start, I […]

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Book Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Book Review: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

Book Reviews | September 28, 2014

After hearing Michael Barakiva speak at the Teen Author Carnival, I was immediately sold. I needed One Man Guy in my life – and my instincts were 100% correct, because this book was laugh-out-loud funny and adorable and just left me with the biggest smile on my face. The great thing about meeting Michael Barakiva in person, and […]

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ARC Book Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

ARC Book Review: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Book Reviews | September 22, 2014

This book is so meta and so cool. And for its 600 pages, it read immensely smoothly and quickly. There’s no book quite like this one, and I definitely enjoyed it. It’s my first but definitely not my last adventure with Scott Westerfeld. Now, Afterworlds is essentially two books in one. On the one hand, we have a […]

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