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All the Ugly and Wonderful Things Book Review


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Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

By on April 22, 2018

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood is the story of a young girl named Wavy, and her life in the very broken part of the Midwest. Born to criminal drug-dealer parents, Wavy is used to fending for herself. At a young age, the anamalistic Wavy is…


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Essential Books of Poetry to Read for National Poetry Month

By on April 16, 2018

April is National Poetry Month. Poor poetry. It’s so overlooked that it needs its own month not to be forgotten. I love poetry, but it’s not always in my wheelhouse to sit down and read a book of poetry. Every time I’m at the bookstore though, I make sure…


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Book Review: That’s What She Said

By on April 11, 2018

The summary from Goodreads: 

An artist and activist committed to the empowerment of women and girls has created a gorgeous illustrated volume, blending watercolor and short biography to showcase the contributions of more than fifty influential female leaders whose words and actions are a passionate call to arms.

Distraught by the…


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What We’re Reading This Week

By on March 5, 2018

Well, it’s March, and here we are having a snow day in Minnesota. We’re supposed to get freezing rain, then 4-6 inches of snow. It’s definitely going to be a good reading night after work! Hope this first official week of spring is nicer for everyone else!
Amber
Currently reading: In…


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What We’re Reading This Week

By on February 19, 2018

Ah, the middle of February. We all have spring fever here in Minnesota, waiting impatiently for the snow to stop and the weather to warm. At least this weather is great for reading!

Amber
I’m reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline because it’s been sitting on my shelf for over a…


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LQ Mad Libs: A Love Story

By on February 14, 2018

In honor of Valentine’s Day, our LQ Contributors have created a special treat: the first of (hopefully) many, Mad Lib style short stories. For this love story installment, each of our gals wrote a piece of the anecdote without knowing anything about what the others were writing! Caleigh and…


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For Valentine’s Day: Literary Crushes Poll!

By on February 14, 2018

Do you think like our LQ Contributors? Here are some of their literary crushes. Click on those you agree with and tell us who we missed!

So far, our votes for other include:

The Count of Monte Cristo
Adam Parrish (The Raven Cycle)
Peeta Mellark (The Hunger Games)
Mark…

Bookish Resolutions 2018


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The LQ Ladies’ Bookish Resolutions for 2018

By on January 21, 2018

A new year, a new bookish slate. What will we read this year? How much will we read this year? We all have different ideas about what we’d like in terms of bookishness this year. We want to know, what’s your goal for 2018?
Amber
For me, I set my reading…


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Our Favorite Reads of 2017

By on December 31, 2017

2017 was a great year for us! We all had a hard time picking out our favorite book(s) of the year, so some of us have chosen multiple. What was your favorite read of the year?

Here’s to 2018 being a fabulous year of reading!
Amber
I met my goal of…


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The Beginner’s Guide to Choosing a Great Audiobook

By on November 24, 2017

I do most of my reading these days via audiobooks. I’ve been listening to audiobooks for a few years now, and have definitely chosen some real winners and some clear losers.

Below are my insights into choosing a killer audiobook. This guide contains everything new audiobook listeners need to get…

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