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ReadHarder Challenge: Smashed!

If you’ve spent any time at all reveling in the online reading community, you know about the wickedly awesome BookRiot and their READ HARDER challenge… 4,122 more words


TfH Summarizes Critical Theory

Friends, I’m in the muck of drafting a study of Dana Spiotta for the Gale American Writers series and thought I’d share what’s been happening in contemporary literary studies since I’ve been gone. 140 more words


Book reviews: Re-reads that seem like new books, novels that I will refer to as YA, and an "It" book that left me sort of meh.

In light of all that is unbloggable in my life right now, there are still books! And for that we are grateful. Still, it’s been a slow-ish week, reading-wise. 933 more words


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins ~~ a book review

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses.

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Mini Book Reviews: Old favorites, uneven play, and synchronized reading.

This week feels like I got hit with every allergen out there. But I will say this for feeling under the weather – it’s a great excuse to burrow under the blankets with… 1,027 more words


Winning the used bookstore lottery.

It doesn’t take much to make me happy. Bringing back some books that didn’t work out (and a few kids’ movies the girls have outgrown), and finding out you get a $35 credit? 225 more words

Why - Yes It *IS* All About Me!

Trigger Warnings in Literature (and what I think about them)

Recently, a rather well-known author has come under fire for saying that she doesn’t want trigger warnings (which may give away spoilers) on her books. She says she prefers her readers to go in blind, offers a blanket “don’t read my books if you think you’ll be affected by sensitive material” comment and says go and read an entire plot summary if you think you may be triggered by a book. 1,298 more words