Month: August 2017

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus was published in 2011, but somehow I am only just getting the memo about it. And I’m a little annoyed about that, to be honest! As I wrote in an earlier post, I listened to this on audio and it was narrated by Jim Dale, which made this an even more magical …

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Books on Writing That Are Hidden Gems

Books on Writing That Are Hidden Gems

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is on hidden gems. I love reading books on writing, and thought that this would be a fun topic. A lot of us have heard of Stephen King’s On Writing and Margaret Atwood’s Negotiating With the Dead, but there are so many out there that aren’t as popular! I prefer …

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The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

And with this finish, I am a Kate Morton completist! I follow her on Instagram so I know that she is working on her sixth book and I am so excited about that. I’ve adored all of her books, but hands down: The Secret Keeper is the best. I’ve said it before, but Kate Morton …

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Old Book Lists

Old Book Lists

Longtime book list maker here. And now I have the evidence to prove it! A few weeks ago I found a couple of trusty notebooks that have traveled with me for a LONG time! The video above is the notebook that I started the summer of 2000, which would have been just before my junior …

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The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova

This is going to sound super dramatic, but The Swan Thieves is the perfect example of what I love about reading books. I loved it! Andrew Marlow is a psychiatrist living and working in DC. He’s practicing medicine for practical reasons, but his passion is painting. He gets a call from a fellow psychiatrist with …

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Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work by Cal Newport

I listened to Deep Work by Cal Newport on audio and I’m kicking myself for not just buying the book. There were so many useful ideas listed and I wish I could have marked up the pages. In Deep Work, the author differentiates deep work from “shallow work.” Shallow work is anything that is consumed …

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Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School!

Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School!

Today I’m joining The Broke and the Bookish to share ten recommendations that are back to school related! I did a very similar post on this topic last year for TTT, so if you were a reader a year ago, then some of this will sound very familiar. But books set in literary or academic settings are …

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven is a dystopian novel set in Toronto. There has been an outbreak of the Georgian Flu, which is rapidly spreading throughout the world. St. John Mandel took on the complicated task of weaving together the stories of several people before, during, and after the outbreak. The bulk of this novel follows Kirsten, a young …

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My Tome Topple Check In

My Tome Topple Check In

Tome Topple is officially over! Here’s a link to my original plan, but I can’t stick to a plan to save my life. I did manage to finish two tomes, just not my two original choices. I have posts written and scheduled to be published over the next couple of weeks, but wanted to gush over …

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