Paris 2018

Bookworms! So here’s the skinny.  This is a summary of the highlights of our three day Parisian adventure.  I would in no way consider this a guide to Paris because a. I’m absolutely not an expert and b. I’ve been to Paris before so we didn’t do some of the more obvious things (the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay, Versailles, etc).  So use this more as inspiration than as the gospel.  Or just as a way to vicariously transport yourself to this magical city.  Because Paris is always a good idea. Continue reading

The Seas

Thank you to the lovely people at Tin House for my copy of The Seas by Samantha Hunt.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Seas
Author: Samantha Hunt
Genre: Modern Mermaid Mythology
Pub date: November 1, 2004 – re-released July 10, 2018
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Guide to Brooklyn Book Festival

New Yorkers!  (Or any book lovers who can make it to Brooklyn by Sunday, September 16) – if you’re in the area and you love books, you must attend the Brooklyn Book Festival this weekend.  It is my favorite NYC book event – it is full of amazing authors, terrific bookish products, and it is completely FREE.

If you’re planning on attending, here are a few tips and tricks to make this BKBF the happiest one yet!

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Back to School Books

Am I the only one who loved the feeling of going back to school?  Don’t get me wrong, I always mourn the end of summer – of long days full of freedom and sunscreen.  But, for me, there is truly nothing better than fresh notebooks, a full pencil case, and an entire year ahead of you.  To get you in the mood, here are 11 novels I love (and two I have yet to read) that will fill you with that campus feeling.

Click on a title to read its synopsis:

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Book Con 2018

It’s safe to say that Book Con 2018 was one of the best weekends of my life, but do you want to know a secret?  It had nothing to do with the books and everything to do with the people. Here’s a recap of what our weekend looked like! Continue reading

Caraval

Synopsis: (as told by the back of the book)

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father.  Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval – the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show – are over. Continue reading