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Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors

IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. Today's Top Ten Tuesday features my top ten auto-buy authors. Is this a rehash of my Lady Writer Supergroup? POSSIBLY. Maggie Stiefvater   OB-VI-OUS-LY. Stiefvater gave me murder horses in The Scorpio Races. She gave me Ronan Lynch in The Raven Cycle. She gave me miracles in All the Crooked Saints. I will go… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-buy authors

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Powell’s Haul: What did I just buy?

My mom and I headed down to Portland for May the 4th. Miraculously, EVERYTHING was on sale. I found an entire collection of bargain social science books in the Red Room. I also abandoned some of my most-anticipated reads for newer, less familiar books. Oh, and I forgot to buy The Handmaid's Tale, despite walking past… Continue reading Powell’s Haul: What did I just buy?

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R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 13

For round 13, I picked Kate from You Know Me Well and Shigure Sohma from Fruits Basket Background Kate runs away from things. She dedicates her painting portfolio to a girl she won't speak to and ditches a lifelong friend for an understanding acquaintance. She freaks out and changes her mind over and over but rarely… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 13

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R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 9

For round 9, I picked Ryan from You Know Me Well and Catherine Morland from Northanger Abbey Background How do you know Ryan is a serious artist? He writes SLAM POETRY and works on a LITERARY JOURNAL, two things that would make him cool if he wasn't such a terrible friend. Ryan pretends his "friends with benefits"… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 9

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Lauren’s Go-To Reads: New Favorites Editions

I think about these books constantly. I press them on good friends, whispering, "This book ruined my life." I read them to stave off anxiety attacks and cure bad moods. These aren't long-time favorites that I've collected throughout my life, but more recent volumes that I've read over the last two years. These are the stories I need right now, the ones that reassure me I'm on the right track.