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Lacuna by Andrew Ramiro Tirado, CSFAC  Currently reading: Noblesse Oblige by Cynthia Smith: An oldie I found on my mom's shelves. The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla by Lauren Willig: Only 3 more hours to go! Posted: Welcome to Château Mouton Rothschild , t...
Lacuna by Andrew Ramiro Tirado, CSFAC Currently reading: Noblesse Oblige by Cynthia Smith: An oldie I found on my mom's shelves. ...
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Thor's a lone wolf. It's not even the end of August yet and it's already starting to feel like fall. Dislike. Currently reading: Goodnight, Mr. Holmes by Carole Nelson Douglas: Almost DNF'd it because the narrator was so annoying, but decided to stick with ...
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Sunday Snapshot is shocked it's almost August
Currently reading: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen: A random library pick because I couldn't force myself to listen to another nonfic book on audio. Not bad so far. Oishinbo a la Carte by Tetsu Kariya: When I finished The Drops of God I was sad,...
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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 Snapshot for September
Won't you give Thor his summer back? Currently reading: A Lesson in Love and Murder by Rachel McMillan: The type of book you want to read in a gulp instead of in sips. The Black Widow by Daniel Silva: Kinda struggling through this one, TBH. The Mark of the ...
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Cute scruffy little Calypso Currently reading: The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor: 🔥🔥🔥💩 The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen: A Robin Hood type! Hmmmm... Movies: I seem to be on a bit of a romcom kick. The Decoy Bride , starring David Tennant and Kel...
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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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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 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.