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Midweek Mix, Volume 10

By on July 20, 2016

Hello all! I haven’t done one of these for a while…glad to be back to it! Here are my bookish (and not-so-bookish) things this week.
Bookish Find

If you follow this blog, you may know that Fredrik Backman is one of my favorite new authors. I gave his Britt-Marie Was Here…

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Bookstores We Love: Once Upon a Crime, Minneapolis MN

By on July 13, 2016

The store is unassuming, nestled in the lowest level of a brick building right off a busy thoroughfare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Once Upon a Crime’s 30 years as an independent bookstore, it has changed owners four times and since April 1st 2016, it has been in the hands of a…


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My Little Free Library Dream

By on July 8, 2016

If you haven’t heard of or seen a Little Free Library (or similar concept), I am so sorry. These have to be the happiest, most encouraging little structures ever, and I want one!

Generally speaking, Little Free Libraries are tiny take-a-book-leave-a-book structures placed along sidewalks, in parks, and in neighborhoods…


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Midweek Mix, Volume 9

By on May 25, 2016

Happy hump day, friends! Here are my finds this week.
10 Literary Lessons from Gretchen Rubin

This is a guest blog post by Sarah Moore from New Leaf Book Nook on thebookwheelblog.com.  I read this post this morning while I was waiting at the doctor’s office, and I just felt so…


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Bookish Stuff & Things Quotes We Love

The Wisdom of Dorothy Parker

By on April 15, 2016

If you haven’t read the poetry and short stories of Dorothy Parker, then you are missing out on one of literature’s wittiest voices. With one expertly placed line, Parker cuts down to the bitter and humorous truths of every day life.

In this post, I pay homage to one of…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 5

By on April 13, 2016

Wednesday already? When I have these Midweek Mix posts keeping me honest, the middle of the week seems to come faster! Maybe that’s a good thing? Hooray for hump day ya’ll! Yes, Minnesotans can use ya’ll. But we sound pretty funny doing it.

ANYwho, let’s jump in to a couple…


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Getting Book Mail is the Best Thing Ever

By on April 11, 2016

Is there anything in the world quite as satisfying as book mail?

I recently was provided with a free month from Book of the Month club in exchange for a review of their service. For the most part, I try not to buy myself too many books. I know, I know,…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 4

By on April 6, 2016

Another midweek, another mix! Here are some bookish links that I enjoyed this week.

Bullet Journal How-To
A couple days after I posted my book journaling experience post, Rachel @ Never Enough Novels posted the same type of post, only about bullet journaling! Now that I’ve refined my love for putting…

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Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 3

By on March 23, 2016

I’m back! #BookishMadness was stealing all my time last week, but since we’re not voting again until Thursday, this week has been less crazy. By the way, don’t forget to keep voting! Some interesting book pairs have been going up against each other – my favorite so far has…


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Review: The Knitter’s Notebook

By on March 15, 2016

Why: This reference book was actually a gift from Literary Quicksand founder, Joli. I was just starting to get back into knitting seriously after teaching myself in high school (with little success), and Joli surprised me with this in a sweet care package. (It’s tough when best friends live…

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