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His Hideous Heart Spectacularly Reimagines Edgar Allan Poe For Entertainment And Education – Edited By Dahlia Adler Releases 9/10 Via FlatIron Books

Rarely do I approach reviews through the eyes of an educator. Part of why I started writing reviews was to have a space where I could discuss Young Adult books for enjoyment away from education. Even after leaving my career, I still try to steer clear of that lens when reviewing books. Thank you to …

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Dahlia Adler, Stranger Things, Bookish TV Stars, The Coming Darkness And The Return of Stereophonics In This Week At Novel Lives

Weekly Fun! This week brought the shocking discovery (not to mention blast from the past). Welsh band Stereophonics are not only alive, but have a new single. Once I got passed my shock, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Fly Like an Eagle (not to be confused with the Steve Miller Band Hit- unfortunate …

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Saturday Tag- Top 5 Books About Found Families I Have Read Or Want To Read

Saturday Tag- Top 5 Books I Have Read Or Want To Read About Found Families   From Devouring Books (Linked In Title Above): This Top 5 series started back in October and I kind of lost motivation for making it every week. But it’s back! This is a series of books that I want to …

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New Season, New Series For Shetland Creator Ann Cleeves, The Long Call (Two Rivers #1), Releases 9/3 Via St. Martin’s Press

Ann Cleeves, creator of the series and TV Show Shetland, is starting the Fall with a new series, Two Rivers. The first installment in the series is The Long Call. This is my first read by Ann Cleeves so I can't compare it to anything else. However, I have read multiple novels by British authors …

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Stranger Things Book Tag Fun- No Spoilers!

I have been a Stranger Things fan since Season One and continue to be after this season ended. Yesterday I saw this tag on Another Book In the Wall. She had found it on  Jenna’s blog. It was created by BookTuber, Sarah Elise. There aren't any spoilers in this post other than information from the first season synopsis/trailer. …

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First Line Friday Is Back… And… But… YOU HAVE TO HELP ME!

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Psst I found this at Becky's Book Blog. Please go check her out!   Pick a book off your …

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Are You Afraid Of The Dark? You Should Be. There Will Come A Darkness (Age Of Darkness Book 1) by Katy Rose Pool Is A Stunning Epic Fantasy Debut

Make no mistake. If epic fantasy with magic, morally grey characters, settings that are inspired by Ancient Greece (lands, times and political intrigue), tightly bound siblings, racial and sexual diversity, beautiful dialogue, and fast-paced action is your kind of story? Beautifully written prose that snarls elegantly? Clear your calendar. Get comfortable. You won’t be able …

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