ARC Review: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern | for anyone who dreams of magical worlds

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern “Strange, isn't it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.” To be published Nov. 5, 2019 by Doubleday Books 498 pages Genre: fantasy Date finished: Oct. 23, 2019 Content warnings: violence, animal …

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Writing update #10 | finishing my WIP draft + NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag

Well, I have exciting news, everyone. I finished the first draft of the WIP I've been writing since last spring! I now have 84k words of a messy, inconsistent, cringeworthy first draft that needs piles and piles of work before it's even remotely ready to show to another human being...but it's the first step, and …

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Review: Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden | magic is real in West Texas

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden “Everyone, everything has potential for magic. You just gotta be standing somewhere in the world and in the body that lets you see it.” Published Sept. 10, 2019 by First Second 320 pages Genre: contemporary/magical realism graphic novel Date finished: Oct. 11, 2019 Content warnings: sexual assault, parent death goodreads …

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Audiobooks are great and here’s why

Hello, all! I'm here today to talk about something that recently I've been appreciating quite a bit: audiobooks! I haven't always been the biggest audiobook fan, but within the last year or so, I've been listening to them more than ever and recognizing them for how wonderful they are. So far in 2019, I've listened …

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Reading The Raven Cycle for the third time (and crying a lot) – spoilers!

This fall, I undertook the mission to reread one of my favorite series - The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater - and attempt to write reviews of them for the first time. I've read this series twice before, but both were before I started blogging, so despite the fact that I constantly talk about these …

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Recently Read Books #10 | Parisian ghosts, fairy tales, and more

Time to talk about a few of the books I've read recently! One is an anthology, one is an ARC, one was a book club read, and one is a sequel. We've got some ratings all across the board here. Let's get into all of my thoughts! The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales edited by Dominik …

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Recommending books with low ratings on Goodreads

Have you ever finished a book, gone to Goodreads to find other people raving about it, and discovered that lots of people didn't love it? Goodreads is great for a lot of things, but I've found that I can't rely on its average ratings of books. I've disliked a fair number of books with high …

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