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Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator by Catherine Reef (ARC Review)

On the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein,comes a riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history…… Read More Mary Shelley: The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator by Catherine Reef (ARC Review)

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Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (ARC Review)

Title: Dread Nation Author: Justina Ireland Type: Fiction Genre: YA, Historical, Fantasy, Horror Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins) Published: April 3, 2018 A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg… Read More Dread Nation by Justina Ireland (ARC Review)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 4: Chapters 24-30)

Welcome to the last My Lady Jane readalong discussion! Yes, I know, I’m sad too! I really enjoyed this month of reading MLJ and discussing it with all of you. I don’t know what I’ll do with myself after this (I wish there was a sequel). But at least I know that I can dive into the… Read More Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 4: Chapters 24-30)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 3: Chapters 16-23)

Welcome to our third My Lady Jane readalong discussion! And I hope that all of you have been enjoying this next portion of the book as much as I have. I’m still upset with myself for waiting so long to read this, but am at the same time quite happy to be reading and discussing it… Read More Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 3: Chapters 16-23)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 2: Chapters 9-15)

Welcome to our second My Lady Jane read-a-long discussion! I hope that all of you have been enjoying this next portion of the book as I have. This book is way too much fun, and I look forward to reading that you all think about it! If this is the first time you’re hearing about… Read More Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 2: Chapters 9-15)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 1: Chapters 1-8)

It’s finally here! Our first discussion for the My Lady Jane read-a-long! Ever since I started reading this book, I’ve been wanting to discuss it with someone who’s read it, or is reading it too. And I’m so happy that we can all do that now. I don’t know if I could have handled reading… Read More Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Discussion 1: Chapters 1-8)

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Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Announcement Post & Sign-Up)

Welcome to the second Calendar Girls read-a-long, and the very first read-a-long which I am personally hosting! We are still trying to figure out the best way these read-a-longs will work for Melanie and myself, as well as (of course) the participants, so I would appreciate any feedback you may have! You can either leave… Read More Calendar Girls August 2017 Read-A-Long: My Lady Jane (Announcement Post & Sign-Up)