Socktober and 5 Spooky Audiobooks to Listen to While You Knit Socks
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Socktober and 5 Spooky Audiobooks to Listen to While You Knit Socks

I love October as a month completely dedicated to all things spooky. I love to read scary books, I love to watch scary movies and T.V. shows, and it also coincides with Socktober – knitting as many socks as you can. With still a few days to go before Socktober ends, I am currently sitting on 3 pairs of socks with a fourth pair on the way. I have loved the challenge, but am also very ready to go back to my neglected knitting and crochet projects. Continue reading

Why Everyone Is Raving about “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy
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Why Everyone Is Raving about “I’m Glad My Mom Died” by Jennette McCurdy

If you have a great relationship with your mother, this book might seem like it was written by an alien. For those who struggle with the relationships with their parents, then this book might help you think about your experiences in new ways. Continue reading

What do “The Code Breaker” & “Klara and the Sun”Have In Common?: Two books about the science and the fiction of gene editing
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What do “The Code Breaker” & “Klara and the Sun”Have In Common?: Two books about the science and the fiction of gene editing

These questions are large and complex and cannot easily be answered, but I loved that Isaacson, like Ishiguro, asks us to address and think about these questions. It seems that many can agree that there is a possibility for gene editing to be used for the good of humanity, but where should we draw the line? Continue reading

How To Get Out of a Reading Slump
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How To Get Out of a Reading Slump

Today, I wanted to hit pause on my usual book reviews and bookish articles and have a chat about what it is like to be in a reading slump when you have a book blog. As you can imagine, it can be pretty frustrating to be in a reading slump when you have a book … Continue reading

Be “Your Own Kind of Girl” in 2021: A book review of Clare Bowditch’s memoir
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Be “Your Own Kind of Girl” in 2021: A book review of Clare Bowditch’s memoir

Clare Bowditch became famous for her singing and songwriting in Melbourne, Australia from the early 2000s. She also went on to be an actress in a nationally famous T.V. series Offspring. Of course I had heard of her music, but I never really grew up listening to her songs. Similarly, I am not one for … Continue reading

A Review of Peg Conway’s Memoir “The Art of Reassembly”: grief will always linger
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A Review of Peg Conway’s Memoir “The Art of Reassembly”: grief will always linger

Note: This audiobook was provided by Books Forward for review purposes. Thank you to the team at Books Forward and the author for sharing their stories with me. This review is my own opinion, and while I was gifted the book to review, I was not paid for anything that I have written here. The … Continue reading

Lizzie the grateful servant in “The Dictionary of Lost Words”: why do authors keep getting class horribly wrong?
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Lizzie the grateful servant in “The Dictionary of Lost Words”: why do authors keep getting class horribly wrong?

On the surface, this all seems good and well. Although, I want to take a closer look at the relationship Esme has with her servant, Lizzie. Esme is motherless, and Lizzie acts in many ways like an older sister and motherly figure all in one. This plot device of women who have lost their mothers and their fathers aren’t great at raising them is a bit tiring and overused for me. Although, I might just read too many books… Continue reading

Reading Race in “The White Girl”: A review of Tony Birch’s novel
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Reading Race in “The White Girl”: A review of Tony Birch’s novel

I didn’t always enjoy audiobooks, but in recent years I have been loving them. I tend to stick to nonfiction books, but I do occasionally go for some fiction when I listen. I had seen Tony Birch’s latest novel in a few book shops and every time I would go in, I would pick it … Continue reading