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Book Review: Lakewood by Megan Giddings

The Review Megan Giddings is the features editor of The Rumpus and author of some amazing short stories at places like The Iowa Review and Gulf Coast. After reading some of her shorter work, I was thrilled to receive and advanced copy of her debut novel. Lena Johnson, fresh from her grandmother's funeral, comes face… Continue reading Book Review: Lakewood by Megan Giddings

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Book Review: And I Do Not Forgive You

The Review And I Do Not Forgive You is a 2020 release, and the short story collection from Amber Sparks with the subtitle "and other revenges." Boy does it live up to that subtitle. At its heart, the collection shows modern people in the quasi-fantastic, mostly-all-too-real world of technology, familial betrayal, and city life. The… Continue reading Book Review: And I Do Not Forgive You

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February 2019 Wrap-Up

Reading Wrap: Total books toward reading goal so far: 18/105 (2 ahead of schedule!)Total books read this month: 10Poetry book read for Poetry Challenge: Season of the Second Thought by Lynn Powell. Lovely nature-based poetry with a wry pushback-against-religious undertone. Lots of fine poems in the collection, picked up randomly off the shelf and glad I… Continue reading February 2019 Wrap-Up

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Book Review: The Everlasting Rose

The Details: The MUCH anticipated sequel to The Belles is on its way in 2019-- and it is worth waiting for! If you're unfamiliar with The Belles, it may be helpful to check out my review of Dhonielle Clayton's first book in this YA Fantasy series lush with commentary on societal beauty expectations and power. Basically, the Belles… Continue reading Book Review: The Everlasting Rose