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Sunday Snapshot
Currently reading: The Drops of God , Vol. 2 by Tadashi Agi: Wine talk aside, this manga is really good. Judgment of Paris by George Taber: One wonders if a blind France vs CA wine tasting with US judges would produce the same results. Movies watched: Salmo...
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Sunday Snapshot – Happy Father's Day!
Woohoo! It's going to hit 100 degrees today which means it's finally summer! I'm super pumped. But first, the Sunday Snapshot. Currently reading: Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas: I have never DNF'd a Kleypas book in my life, but I almost did this one. ...
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Sunday Snapshot is Back!
Currently reading: Dewey Decimated by Charles A Goodrum: I seem to be on a books-about-libraries kick lately. I spotted this one while my mom was purging her shelves and decided to give it a try. The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig: This is ...
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Sunday Snapshot for Mother's Day 2016
Sofie guarding the reading nook from intruders. Happy Mother's Day! Currently reading: The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman: Fun if not exactly original. Still Life by Louise Penny: Ben totally did it, guys. Movies watched: I haven't watched any movies...
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24 Readathon Today!
Hello my little cabbages! Today is Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon . As usual I got a late start, but I'm awake now and ready to get started. The Dewey Ladies have some questions for us to begin, and I'll be updating this post with my progress as the day goes on....
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Sunday Snapshot
Sofielicious (so delicious) Currently reading: The Art Forger by BA Shapiro: Some pretty dodgy history going on in this book. The Witch's Market by Mingmei Yip: I'm only a chapter in, but so far I am not impressed. At all. How to Steal the Mona Lisa and Six...
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Sunday Snapshot
Currently reading: A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro: Quite enjoyable. Judgment of Paris by George M Taber: Guys, I think this book might be pretty sexist. The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu: Has the potent...
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Sunday Snapshot is Going Outside!
After I finish this post. Currently reading: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: That bromance is way more serious than I thought. The Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig: The fact that this is such a long-running series quite frankly confuses ...
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Review: THE ART FORGER by BA Shapiro
Claire Roth, expert Degas art reproducer and aspiring painter of original works, is approached by gallery owner Aiden Markel to paint a copy of a Degas masterwork. It would be business as usual for Claire, if only the painting wasn't the one stolen in the i...
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Sunday Salon is Wrapping Up the Readathon
The first time I got to use my reading nook for the Readathon! Currently reading: Same as last week, pretty much, except I finally finished The Art Forger on audio and started Still Life by Louise Penny. I'm not sure this is the greatest book to listen to–t...
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Sunday Snapshot is trying NOT to be a criminal
Sofie's new hobby is imitating art historical monuments. Today we're practicing The Sphinx. Currently reading: As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson How to Steal the Mona Lisa by Taylor B-something (too lazy to look it up): So far no one has responded positive...
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Sunday Snapshot for Easter
Spring in the Rockies. Isn't lovely and green? HAHAHA Currently Reading: Waiting Game by Sheri Cobb South: Just get together already you two! Sheesh! The Art Forger by BA Shapiro: Only about a half hour into the audiobook so far. Posted: My day in the life ...
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Tasha Brandstatter is a freelance writer and blogger with a master's degree in art history and a love of food, history, books, and culture. She's a contributor to Book Riot, Femnista, and History Colorado. She has 3 scotties and enjoys making cocktails. You can find her on her book blog, Truth Beauty Freedom and Books.
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What's Your Poison? -
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Scofflaws unite to dispel the myth that alcohol is a poison!

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: Novella Edition
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Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on these three novellas?

Helen Fielding Kills Off Mark Darcy: A GIF Response
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The feels Helen Fielding's new, Mark Darcy-less book inspires can only adequately be expressed in GIF form.

Destination Bookstore: Livraria da Vila in São Paulo, Brazil
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To celebrate Book Riot’s second birthday on Monday, we’re running some of our favorite posts from our first two years. _____________________

Panzanella, the Salad for People Who Hate Salad -
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Don't say you don't like salad until you've tried panzanella, an Italian classic made with tomatoes, bread, and garlic.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: August 26, 2013
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Should you buy, borrow, or bypass on FEAR IN THE SUNLIGHT, THE SUICIDE SHOP, or SECRETS AND LORDS?

An Ode to the Sidecar Cocktail -
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What makes the perfect sidecar cocktail, the most wonderful of all classic cocktails? I put way too much thought into the answer so you don'

The Best of Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels
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A few favorite books by Elizabeth Peters / Barbara Michaels I'd recommend.

The Curious Case of THE CUCKOO'S CALLING—Why it Wasn't a Success Before ...
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The reason why THE CUCKOO'S CALLING wasn't a success was because it wasn't by JK Rowling—but it was.

The Tale of the Angry Bookseller
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A GIF response to The Bookseller's articles about authors not supporting independent bookshops.

Read This, Then That: FIFTY SHADES OF GREY and THE SHEIK
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Fifty Shades of Grey and The Sheik: two "romance" novels published nearly 100 years apart that reinforce gender roles and cultural norms in

What Next? Three Books to Read After PRIDE & PREJUDICE
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Love Pride & Prejudice? Here are three books to read next.

Creating Blog Features
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Tips for how to create features on your blog.

Coursera Lit Class Wishlist
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Some literature classes I would love to see offered online through Coursera.

Blanc de Blancs Champagnes — Review
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The wine panel tasted 20 blanc de blancs, the finest and most delicate of Champagnes.

5 Bookish 'Idea' Videos That Will Blow Your Mind
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Five videos from PBS Idea Channel with novel (har har) bookish conundrums.

Curious, Creepy, and Cute: A Tour of Neil Gaiman's International Book Co...
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A tour of Neil Gaiman's international book covers from China, Japan, France, Russia, and a bazillion other countries (okay more like a dozen

Note à Note, the Haute Cuisine of the Future? - FOOD RIOT
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Note a Note, the new trend in haute cuisine, may the be the food of our future. But is that a good thing?

PSYCH's Shawn & Gus Eating: A Gifestigation - FOOD RIOT
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The fascinating world of Shawn Spencer and Burton Guster eating on the TV show Psych, a story told in gifs.