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Month: July 2016

Love and Gelato Review

Love and Gelato Review

Love and Gelato is the first contemporary YA book I’ve read in a long while, and it was adorable. It made me want to go to Italy and do creative things and stuff my face with as much gelato and pasta and carbs as I could. Since I’ve already started talking about the food part of the book, I’ll start my review there. I have an odd love for books that talk about food. Probably because I love food so…

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TV Tuesday Volume 5 – Gilmore Girls Season 2

TV Tuesday Volume 5 – Gilmore Girls Season 2

So let me just start this by saying that I much prefer doing the whole season overview as opposed to the episode by episode. Don’t get me wrong, I like recording my thoughts as each episode happens, but really it felt SO MUCH like a job it made me want to quit. Plus I couldn’t say things about stuff that happens in later episodes and that was hard sometimes because I’ve watched this show so much I have THOUGHTS that…

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Wink Poppy Midnight Review

Wink Poppy Midnight Review

OMG Wink Poppy Midnight was SO MUCH MORE than I expected. April Genevieve Tucholke earned her place on my auto-buy list with her first novel (I have SUCH a soft spot for anything remotely gothic and creepy), and this was just as beautiful. I loved the unusual names, I loved the characters, I loved the ambiguity of the story, I LOVED EVERYTHING HERE. (Especially the COVER WILL YOU LOOK AT IT IT IS FLAWLESS) I’m gonna start with the names. There…

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Waiting on Wednesday – Empire of Storms

Waiting on Wednesday – Empire of Storms

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. There are literally so many books I could have chosen for this, but the main one I’m (very impatiently) waiting for is Empire of Storms. Probably because I’m re-reading the series (because I needed some Celaena in my summer) and just I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW. And about 12 more in this series right away. This series is one of my…

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TV Tuesday Volume 4 – The End of Season 1

TV Tuesday Volume 4 – The End of Season 1

This edition of Tv Tuesday will wrap up season 1. After this I think we’re going to go to a new format; possibly biweekly, and instead of doing an episode by episode recap, it’s just going to be seasonal. Because, let’s face it, you’re tired of this, I’m tired of this, we’re ALL tired of this (okay at least I am. This episode by episode thing is exhausting. Seriously.). And now, sipping from my new Night Vale Community Radio mug…

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Big Magic Review

Big Magic Review

So I’ve had Big Magic on my shelves for a good long time and haven’t read it until now. I almost hate that I waited. This book was actually wonderful, and not as self-helpy as I expected; rather it was more conversational, kind of like talking to a friend about creativity and where it comes from. Elizabeth Gilbert had some great ideas for where that creativity comes from. I’m definitely taking her idea that ideas are like little soot sprites that…

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TV Tuesday Volume 3

TV Tuesday Volume 3

And we’re back for volume 3 of the Gilmore Girls takeover of TV Tuesday. So get your coffee bowls out (or put in your coffee IVs) and get those couch cushions in the perfectly mushed position, because here we go.   Episode 11 – Paris is Burning The one where Lorelai and Max make out at Chilton because they’re responsible adults. This is a banner episode for Lorelai. She starts off by telling the story of how she was a passive…

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Book Review – This Savage Song

Book Review – This Savage Song

This Savage Song made me have so many FEELINGS. I love Victoria Schwab so much, all of her books are amazing and I had barely put this one down before I’d forced it on someone. Let me tell you, this book did not disappoint. I had so much excitement for it (honestly, I would have bought it even if I’d thought it didn’t sound like me because I trust Victoria in all that she does) (also, I’m just going to…

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TV Tuesday Volume 2

TV Tuesday Volume 2

Welcome to the second installment of TV Tuesdays, where we continue the adventures into Stars Hollow and the world of the Gilmores. I’m pouring myself my 4th cup of coffee, and let’s go. Episode 5 – Cinnamon’s Wake The one where Babette’s cat dies, Mr. Medina flirts with Lorelai at the bake sale, there’s a wake, and Rory and Dean (kind of) start their relationship. This is one of my favorite openings, with Emily making a joke, and Lorelai and…

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Book Talk – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Book Talk – Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes was super not what I thought it would be. I mean, it was definitely dark and macabre and wonderful, which is part of what I expected, but it just went much deeper than that. I’ll start with what I expected. I love stuff that’s kind of creepy and morbid, and where better to find those things than in a book about working in a crematorium? Seriously, Caitlin Doughty would have had to pull some serious shenanigans…

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