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Wishlist Wednesday #3: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Wishlist Wednesday #3: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. Living to Tell the Tale is part one of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s autobiography. While I have yet to read all of his novels, or even many of his novels, I’ve enjoyed his short stories and Chronicle of…

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Wishlist Wednesday #2: What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

Wishlist Wednesday #2: What’s Bred in the Bone by Robertson Davies

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I just finished the first of The Cornish Trilogy: Rebel Angels, and What’s Bred in the Bone continues the series. It’s almost a prequel, because it details the “biography” of someone who dies right off in the…

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Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve been reading a lot of Maya Angelou recently and want to delve more into the autobiographies she wrote, so this week, I’m featuring Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou: Title: Wouldn’t Take…

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Possessions: My Complicated Relationship with Books

Possessions: My Complicated Relationship with Books

I love books, the way they smell, the way they look, and how they make me feel when I’m surrounded by them; at my workplaces, I seek out libraries and rooms with books in them, just to be able to sit with them near. It’s one of the few ways I’m able to relax. Naturally, my apartment is also filled with books. Though my husband doesn’t feel quite the same way about them, he enjoys them too. We have them…

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Reading Aloud to Grandma: A Story

Reading Aloud to Grandma: A Story

My book addiction started as a hobby — not something that was a large part of my life, but a thing that I enjoyed doing when nothing else was going on. It strengthened the older I got, and by the time I was about eight or nine years old, I was hooked. My sisters and I spent a lot of time at my grandma’s house in those days, since my parents worked nights, and I would bring over an entire…

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Perpetual Series Starter: Why My To-Read List NEVER ENDS

Perpetual Series Starter: Why My To-Read List NEVER ENDS

Normally, I’d post a beauty review on Fridays, but it’s been too cold to go outside and I’ve been too tired to just wear makeup around the house, so I’m going to talk to you all about a recent discovery I just made. I’ve taken it upon myself to do a better job tracking my reading (some of y’all have such fun stats at the end of the year, I want to play too!), so I also started tracking how…

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2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge

2017 Beat the Backlist Challenge

The one thing I’m always complaining about is how long my TBR list is and how I just keep adding to it, so it’s really hard for me to take book recommendations, because I’m so backlogged. So, this challenge is perfect, because I want to focus on getting to those books I keep meaning to read and keep putting off for other books. This challenge is hosted by Austine from NovelKnight, and she has a fun twist to gamify the…

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Library Love Challenge Sign-Up

Library Love Challenge Sign-Up

With moving into a pretty small apartment with another person who also desperately loves books, I’ve found myself in very serious lack of shelf space, so the library has been a huge help for me being able to read books while also not accumulating so much stuff (and helping us save money so we can buy a house that has more room for our books!). So, when I saw that Bea’s Book Nook and Angel’s Guilty Pleasures were teaming up…

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Giveaway: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

Giveaway: War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

Shelf space is getting low in the Alyssa & Andrew household. After all of the ARCs we picked up at BEA, plus all of the wedding gifts, we’re really not sure what to do with our space anymore. So, throughout the course of a month or two, we’ll be hosting giveaways for some of our used books that we just can’t fit on our shelves anymore. These giveaways are open to US only. This one is called War for the…

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#WeAreHuman Riveted Readathon

#WeAreHuman Riveted Readathon

After the Pokemon Go Readathon, Andrew and I have discovered that we LOVE readathons. An excuse to sit around all day, curled up with book after book? Yes, please! Add in the social element that readathons give us, and we are so in. Right now, Riveted is hosting a Readathon that: Is focused on giving money to the It Gets Better Project Gives you access to FREE FULL-LENGTH books that you can read during the readathon, given you have a…

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