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Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

Genre : Fantasy FictionDate Published : 1977Publisher : Macmillan Publishers Now that September is here (even if it is still 85 degrees in DC), I found myself wanting to read a book for this week's review that made me think of Autumn. I was browsing my bookshelf when the perfect book jumped out at me… Continue reading Book Review | Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Book 1, by Diana Wynne Jones

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Book Review: The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza (translated by Suzanne Jill Levine & Aviva Kana)

Genre : Speculative FictionDate Published : October 1st, 2018Publisher : Dorothy Whew! Summer is winding down and because of the holiday weekend I finally feel like I can breathe a little. The last few months have been fairly chaotic - I started another part-time job, moved houses, visited family, and got a promotion at the… Continue reading Book Review: The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza (translated by Suzanne Jill Levine & Aviva Kana)

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Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

Genre : FictionDate Published : January 18th, 2019Publisher : Riverhead Books In what is clearly becoming a pattern, I once again heard about this book in one of my classes. My professor described it as a collection of very unsettling, but beautiful short stories, and one of my classmates turned around to look at me… Continue reading Book Review | Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

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Writing Community: Writing Groups

Being a writer can, at times, feel like a very isolating and lonely pursuit. As a writer you’re going to spend many long, uninterrupted hours brainstorming, plotting, reading, making coffee, editing, procrastinating, and maybe (on a good day) even writing a little. But the most important writerly habit I’ve learned this year is the importance… Continue reading Writing Community: Writing Groups

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The Publishing World: Grad School and Internships

For the blog post this week, I'm switching things up a little! Last week, I officially finished up my first year of grad school at George Washington University (and because of my finals/workload I may or may not have skipped out on reading the book I was supposed to read for a review lol). So… Continue reading The Publishing World: Grad School and Internships

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ARC Review: Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

Genre : YA FantasyPublication Date : July 30, 2019Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Somehow, 2019 has gone from Hot Girl Summer to Hot Dragon Summer. I don't know HOW it happened, but at the start of 2019 I very firmly Did Not Like Dragons and yet, here I am, seven months… Continue reading ARC Review: Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells

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Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

Genre : YA FantasyDate Published : June 15, 2019Publisher : Putnam Books In her debut novel, Wicked Fox, Kat Cho centers her story around a classic Korean Folktale, but places it in the contemporary setting of modern-day Seoul. Gu Miyoung is a seemingly normal eighteen year old girl, except for, you know, the fact that… Continue reading Book Review | Wicked Fox by Kat Cho

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ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

Genre : Science FictionDate Published : July 16, 2019Publisher : Saga Press In honor of Pride month being over but continuing on in our hearts forever and ever and ever, this week I'm reviewing the delightful ARC of This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. Amal Eh-Mohtar is… Continue reading ARC Review: This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone

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Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell

Genre : Literary FictionDate Published : May 14, 2019Publisher : Knopf Publishing For this week’s review, I changed what book I wanted to tackle so many times. First it was G. Willow Wilson’s The Bird King (which, so far, is amazing, but is close to 400 pages, and I decided to put it down until… Continue reading Book Review | Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell