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Sunday Snapshot Is Ready For Summer Already, Sheesh
In Sunday Snapshot I catch you up on all my weekly thingamadoings. Who watches the Watchmen? Not this dog. What I'm reading right this very moment: A Case of Possession  by KJ Charles–I like this book more than its predecessor, The Magpie Lord , which is sa...
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New Author Crush: KJ Charles
Last year, I totally fell in love with Laura Florand's novels. This year, I think KJ Charles is going to be my new book crush. I first heard about KJ Charles at Portable Pieces of Thought . I bought The Magpie Lord a short time after reading rameau's review...
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Sunday Snapshot Wishes She Hadn't Cleaned Quite So Much
Sunday Snapshot is where I give bites of weekly goodness. Let me know how your week went in the comments! Sofie's starting to look like a roly-poly bear. Can you believe it's May already? I kind of can, but keep forgetting. Time, it's a killer! What I'm rea...
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Having an Age of License with Lucy Knisley
Give a big howdy to Chris from Chrisbookarama , here to talk about An Age of License by the writer who turned her into a graphic novel reader, Lucy Knisley . Find out what Chris thinks about Knisley's latest! I was introduced to the work of Lucy Knisley , a...
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Movie Review: THE IMITATION GAME
Originally released : 2014 Starring : Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode Directed by : Morten Tyldum Based on : (loosely) Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges Guest review by Anachronist from Portable Pieces of Thought ! Synopsis : Bas...
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#Readathon Fist Bump
We're only a little over halfway through the Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon and I've finished a book! Yes! Here's some mid-event survey goodness: 1. What are you reading right now? Right at this moment, nothing. 2. How many books have you read so far? ONE. 3. Wh...
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Review: THE NOTTING HILL MYSTERY by Charles Warren Adams
Is it just me, or does the guy in the hat look like he's peeing on the other guy? I received a reprint copy of this book from The British Library for review consideration. However, I am basing this review on the free audiobook available at Librivox. Origina...
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Sunday Snapshot and Happy Mother's Day
In Sunday Snapshot, you get to see exactly how boring my life is. w00t! Calypso says she hopes you're all having a good day! Hope you're all having a happy–or at the very least, not miserable–Mother's Day. Our family is doing a lot! (Kidding, we're not doin...
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Doctor Strange and the Search for Vintage Comics
To close out Book Blogger International's comics and graphic novel month, the always-awesome Ryan from Wordsmithonia is here to tell us about his favorite vintage comic book character, Doctor Strange. December 4th, 2014 will always be a bittersweet day for ...
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Five m/m romance authors whose books we love!
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Sunday Snapshot and #Readathon Wrap-Up!
The Spring 2015 Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon is complete, and that means it's time for recovery and the end of event survey. Behold! 1. Which hour was most daunting for you? Probably around 1:30 AM. I guess that was Hour 19 for me? I had been commenting on blo...
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#Readathon "Start" Post
Hello, everyone! I hope you're all having a most excellent time with this edition of Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon . I actually started a few hours ago, but haven't had a chance to write my start post yet! So here it is: 1) What fine part of the world are you r...
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Writer, art historian, and bibliophile.
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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 digital editor at PULP Now and a regular 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.