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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ARC Review: The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen | this book keeps me green! 💚

The Infinite Noise: A Bright Sessions Novel by Lauren Shippen “Quiet. Blue-green. Not sharp like red and orange, but deep. Endless. It fills me up, empties me out. Clears out the sludge, the pins and needles, but makes me tense. Restless. I open my eyes. Find his. Adam.” To be published Sept. 24, 2019 by Tor …

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The future of YA (part 2) | why do so many adults read YA?

Last month, I kicked off a series of blog posts discussing the future of young adult books. Part one of this series was all about trends within the age category, including the big books that have made a lasting impact and where I think trends are heading in the future. Today, I'm looking more closely …

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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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ARC Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett | a historical adventure that’s more history than adventure

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett To be published Sept. 3, 2019 by Simon Pulse 384 pages Genre: YA historical fantasy Date finished: Aug. 6, 2019 goodreads Summary: Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after …

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Recently Read Books #7 | sequels, novellas, retellings, and more

I'm back to talk about five of the books I've read recently! I'm really happy that four of these books are rating four stars or more, with only one outlier. Hooray for finding awesome books! Now let's get into my thoughts. Damsel by Elana K. Arnold “This is how he likes me best ... when …

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