2019 releases I haven’t read yet (but want to)

This year isn't even over and I'm already woefully behind on new releases. I've actually been fairly good about keeping up with the 2019 releases that I was initially excited about. But the thing about being active in the book community is that you inevitably hear about tons of new releases as they come out …

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Bookish Baking: sour cherry scones from Carry On

Welcome back to another edition of Margaret baking food from books! This week, to celebrate Tuesday's release of Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, I made Watford's famous sour cherry scones. In Carry On, Simon names these scones as the thing he misses most about Watford when he leaves for the holidays. So obviously, in honor of …

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My 10 favorite bookish podcasts

When I'm not reading, writing about reading, talking about books, or working as a bookseller, I can often be found listening to podcasts about books. (Yes, I'd say I have successfully incorporated books into every facet of my life.) There are so many incredible podcasts out there and I'm constantly finding more as well! From …

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Matching books to my shuffled music 🎶

Today I'm doing something fun! Often, when I'm listening to music, I try to match it with whatever book I'm obsessed with at the moment. So that's what I'm going to be doing: putting my music on shuffle and finding books to match with whatever songs come up! The plan: Go to my saved songs …

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Bookish Baking: blue cupcakes from Percy Jackson

When I think of Percy Jackson, I think of many things. Greek mythology (obviously)...epic quests...talking pegasuses (pegasi??)...blue food... Blue food began as a challenge for Sally Jackson when her abusive husband, Smelly Gabe, claimed it didn't exist. From then on, she went out of her way to serve as much blue food as possible, from …

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