Author: Katie

My Tome Topple Check In

My Tome Topple Check In

Tome Topple is officially over! Here’s a link to my original plan, but I can’t stick to a plan to save my life. I did manage to finish two tomes, just not my two original choices. I have posts written and scheduled to be published over the next couple of weeks, but wanted to gush over …

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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett

Thank you to Laila at Big Reading Life who introduced me to This is the Story of a Happy Marriage! This is a collection of essays written by Ann Patchett that run the gamut of her life, which is surprisingly relatable. I listened to this on audio book and while it was amazing to hear …

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One Space or Two?

One Space or Two?

My mind was recently blown. Maybe this has happened to you? I was scrolling through Twitter and taking in my daily allotment of world atrocities, when I came across this tweet: I need to have a word with whoever taught academics to put two spaces after a period. — Nicole Hemmer (@pastpunditry) June 24, 2017 …

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August 2017 QuickLit Linkup

August 2017 QuickLit Linkup

Today marks the middle of August – and how did THAT happen?! This is one of those weird days when two of my favorite linkups happen at the same time… this post is for the Modern Mrs. Darcy’s monthly QuickLit link up, but you can see my Top Ten Tuesday post here. These last few …

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Top 10 Tuesday: Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead

Top 10 Tuesday: Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead

Happy Tuesday! The Broke and the Bookish took a short summer break, but they’re back with a new linkup! Today’s theme is Recommendations for ______. I recently read an excellent dystopic novel, and decided to go with Recommendations for Fans of The Walking Dead. But here’s the twist: there are NO zombies on this list …

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

In I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Jake is a guy taking his new girlfriend to his family farm to meet his parents. With the story told through his girlfriend, we learn that Jake is a wicked smart guy working in a laboratory on some science-y thing. We learn quickly that she’s been thinking of ending things …

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A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

I don’t know about you, but this has been a strange week for me and I am happy to know that it’s Friday! I’ve had a whirlwind visit from my father, ups and downs around the house, busy at work, busy at home, and not enough time to just sit down and read. It’s been …

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Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley

“The world is an interesting place for a little girl with big ears.” The wait at the library for this Flavia de Luce mystery wasn’t as long as I’d anticipated! Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d is the eighth book in the series. The ninth (The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place) will be released in …

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How I’m Using the Hobonichi

How I’m Using the Hobonichi

When I bought my Hobonichi Techo Cousin, I was worried that I would only use certain layouts and would have giant swaths of blank pages. It took me a few weeks to find my groove, but I’m now happy to share that I’m using all of the layouts. This is a fluid process and bound …

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Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Code Name Verity is a Young Adult novel set during WWII in France so you knew I’d be all over this one! Two young women working for the British Military as a pilot and a spy are shot down over France. The spy is captured by the German army and is held prisoner and forced …

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