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Matchmaking for Beginners Book Review


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Review: Matchmaking for Beginners

By on June 19, 2018

If you’ve read my reviews before, you know how I feel about chick lit most of the time. I have a hard time finding any substance in it and just can’t find satisfaction in all the fluff. That said, I’m pregnant and extra emotional and I’ve been looking for…


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Review: Lighthouse Beach

By on June 15, 2018

When Lillo receives an invite to the wedding of her childhood friend, Jess, she isn’t quite sure what to expect. They haven’t spoken in years, but she discovers Jess needs her support to find the strength to leave her controlling family and cheating fiancé. On the eve of her…

Murder on the Orient Express Book vs. Movie


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Book vs. Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

By on June 10, 2018

The Book
When the trailer for Murder on the Orient Express emerged in 2017, I knew I was going to be all over it. The boyfriend and I scheduled a “movie day” with his mom, who is a huge crime reader (and a lovely woman) and I crash-read this little novel in…


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What We’re Reading This Week: June 4th

By on June 4, 2018

Hello, June! Hard to believe we’re so far into the year already. Summer feels in full swing in Minnesota – hoping it’s been lovely enough for some outdoor reading wherever you are too!

 

Allison
I started listening to Outlander on audiobook. I thought that summer would be a good time to…

Book vs. Movie The Circle


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Book vs. Movie: The Circle

By on June 3, 2018

I picked up The Circle by Dave Eggers at the end of 2017, because I really wanted to see the movie. I have this rule that I won’t watch a show or movie until I have read the book. This rule helps me keep out any preconceived notions of…

Alias Grace


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Book vs. Netflix: Alias Grace

By on May 27, 2018

As the sole Canadian reviewer of LQ, I believe it is my privilege, nay, my DUTY, to talk about my homegirl Margaret Atwood. Maggie*, as you may know her, is responsible for bringing us the chilling but fabulous The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. But the Atwood series that quietly…

A Wrinkle in Time book vs. Movie


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Book vs. Movie: A Wrinkle in Time

By on May 20, 2018

The Book
I was first exposed to the Time/Kairos Quintet when I was in 3rd grade. My teacher, Mrs. Graham, read us A Wind in the Door, and like that, I was hooked. So you can say that my returning to this series to review is pretty near and dear…


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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…


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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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