The Girl With All The Gifts


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The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey

By on February 6, 2016

When this book popped up as the next to be read in my book club, I had no idea what to expect.

See, I like jumping into book club books without reading about them first. I don’t read the synopsis on the inside cover if there is one, and I…

The Book Thief


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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

By on February 6, 2016

The Book Thief is one of those books that everyone I knew was raving about five years ago, yet I somehow never managed to…

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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami


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1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

By on February 6, 2016

800 pages is my mental limit for carelessly picking up a book and diving in. If a book exceeds that limit, it takes a…

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Sense & Sensibility Book Clutch


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Bookish Stuff & Things

Amazing Bookish Finds on Etsy

By on February 5, 2016

The amazingness of Etsy often blows my mind. Having just recently gotten my ears pierced for the first time (yeah, I’m an odd duck),…

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Living Life Bookishly

What is Literary Quicksand?

By on February 3, 2016

Literary Quicksand is a brand new community of women readers and writers. Or at least, that’s what we hope it will become!

Have you ever…

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Alias Grace


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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

By on January 31, 2016

Alias Grace was my first ever Margaret Atwood novel. *Gasp* not sure how I made it through 28 years of English-studying, book-loving life without…

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Beyond Words


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Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina

By on January 28, 2016

Carl Safina is well-known for his research and work in seabird and ocean ecology and conservation. In his own words, “…what drives my work…

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paying-guests


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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

By on January 24, 2016

In January, the bookclub I belong to chose The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Here’s how I like to approach book club books: borrow…

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