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My Top 10 Summer Reads: A Guest Post

By on May 21, 2018

The following is a guest post by Danielle Blessing, an aspiring author and an LQ reader and follower. Check out her bio at the bottom!

There’s something special and magical about reading in the summer.  Growing up, I always looked forward to the end of the school year because it meant…


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What We’re Reading This Week

By on May 14, 2018

Welcome to another glorious week of bookishness! So, now that’s warm and sunny and FINALLY summery, a good chunk of my reading life has moved either outside or next to an open, breezy window. Are you a lover of reading outdoors, too?

Alright, here’s what our noses are in this…

summer books


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Best Books of Summer 2018 Preview

By on May 10, 2018

It’s hard to believe that we’re more than halfway through spring and summer will soon be descending upon us. For me, summer means longer days, weekend trips, a beach vacation, and lots and lots of reading. Hopefully, you’ll find yourself with some extra time for reading as well.

The start…


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Banned Books: An Infographic

By on May 7, 2018

Though the practice of banning books is becoming less prominent, there are still a number of books from all different genres that continue to get censored. There are various reasons as to why each book is banned, but regardless, it seems to intrigue readers and prompt many to grab…


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5 Dystopian Novels That Read Like Literary Fiction

By on April 26, 2018

About 10 years ago, YA began to dominate the dystopian genre. Teens began saving post-apocalyptic societies controlled by oppressive, deranged governments, all while finding themselves and a cute, hunky boyfriend to boot. Titles such as The Hunger Games and Divergent found huge success with book to film adaptations.

However, dystopian…


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Book to Movie Adaptations

By on April 24, 2018

As a reader, I feel a mixture of excitement and horror when I hear a beloved book will be adapted for the big screen. It’s a rare occurrence when the book to movie conversion lives up to expectations, but there’s always hope. I’m encouraged by the success of TV…


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What We’re Reading This Week

By on April 23, 2018

We can’t believe it’s already the end of April! Time flies when there are so many good books to read 🙂

Allison
I’m about 50 pages away from finishing The Child by Fiona Barton. I don’t read crime novels very often, but this one is turning out to be really good….


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10 Flower-Inspired Novels for Spring Reading

By on April 20, 2018

From one book lover to another, there’s nothing better than curling up with a new release or an old friend from your shelf. Escaping to a different time, a different land and a different culture through the pages of a book is an exciting experience, especially when you add…


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Favorite Children’s Books (Vote in our Poll!)

By on April 12, 2018

Each of us in this bookish community develops a love of reading at different times in our lives. Luckily, my parents encouraged reading from a very young age. I remember greeting my dad when he came home from work with a stack of books for him to read to…


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What We’re Reading This Week

By on April 10, 2018

Here’s what we’re into this second week of April. What are you reading this week?

Allison (New LQer!)
I’m super excited to be joining the team at Literary Quicksand! Right now, I’m reading The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. I just started it, but it’s already sucked me in. To counterbalance…

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