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Review: Swing Time

By on September 15, 2017

I’ve been meaning to read Swing Time by Zadie Smith since it was released late last year to rave critic reviews. I really wanted to love this, especially since I gave it as a Christmas present last year without having read it. But, alas, I enjoyed Swing Time, but…


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September Mini-Reviews: Three Nonfiction Greats

By on September 6, 2017

I’ve read these three great nonfiction books lately, and I thought I’d review them together!
Option B by Sheryl Sandberg

For anyone who has ever grieved the loss of another human or has/is supporting someone going through grief, this book is wonderful read. Heck, you don’t need to be grieving or…


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Review: Shrill

By on September 3, 2017

Shrill is a hilarious and poignant memoir about Lindy West’s experiences with sexism, work, dating, the internet, and being overweight. She has an incredibly strong authorial voice that makes the book so enjoyable to read. She is confident and strong, and it makes her an immediate role model to…


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Review: Start Where You Are Notecards

By on September 1, 2017

I have a special, non-book review for you this time. Today, I’m reviewing some super cute cards!

If you’re at all a fan of prompted journals, it’s probable that you’ve seen Start Where You Are, one of the most popular prompted journals of the moment. It’s a beautiful journal with…

Forty Autumns, Nina Willner


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Review: Forty Autumns by Nina Willner

By on August 24, 2017

As a new contributor to Literary Quicksand, you may not know how much I enjoy reading historical fiction (and non-fiction, in this case) yet. So, when I heard about the opportunity to join a book tour for Forty Autumns, I couldn’t turn it down and it didn’t disappoint.

 

The story:

In…


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Prompted Journal Review: You’re Weird

By on August 12, 2017

I admit it, I’m a prompted journal nerd. I love sitting down with a journal and pencil or pen, or a puzzle book, or a planner. There’s something about that quiet reflection time that I just love, even as much as I love reading.

When I saw You’re Weird, I knew…


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Review: Broke Millennial

By on August 8, 2017

I’ve been really into personal finance lately (See my review of The Simple Path to Wealth). I started with creating a budget and then slowly worked my way up to tackling my 401(k) and opening a Roth IRA. Not sure what either of those are? No problem! Broke Millennial…

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Review: Goodnight from London

By on August 3, 2017

I have been obsessively following along with Booksparks’ Summer Reading Challenge (#SRC17) and for participating in one of their weekly contests, I won a book! The book was Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson.

I was excited about this one because I really enjoy historical fiction novels, especially those about…

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Review: The Almost Sisters

By on July 30, 2017

When Janna posted her review of Joshilyn Jackson’s The Opposite of Everyone, I knew I wanted to read one of her books. At the beginning of July, I saw that she had a new one coming out – The Almost Sisters. Perfect!

The Almost Sisters is set in Alabama. Mostly,…


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Review: Among the Lesser Gods

By on July 28, 2017

I wasn’t thinking about rescue when my grandmother’s letter came — Among the Lesser Gods, Margo Catts.
You know you’re in for a good read when the first line captures your attention. I’m reminded of the importance of first lines every sip I take of my tea at work with…

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