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Don’t Know What To Read Next? Ask Anne!

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 I received a free trial of Anne Knows Books in exchange for my feedback and honest review.

When I was invited to a free trial of Anne Knows Books, I was intrigued. The idea of having someone take the time to learn your tastes in books and recommend books for you personally seemed very fun and kind of decadent to me. Honestly, it’s not a service I would have tried had I not been offered a free trial. I have a very hard time saying no to ARCs, so I typically accept as many as I can, which means paying to have another book to read every month didn’t sound like something I needed. However, I enjoyed the service enough that I’d like to share it with you since I think some of you might really enjoy it.

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Doing Dewey Returns From Abroad

IMG_20141102_000150As you may or may not have noticed, things have been a bit slow around the blog lately. That’s because for the last two weeks, I’ve been in the Philippines and Thailand! The picture above is the view from the front of the International Rice Research Institute, which I visited for about one week to do research with some collaborators. It was very hot (100F and felt like 113F one day!) and very humid, but incredibly beautiful. Continue reading

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Nonfiction November Read-Alongs!

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Well folks, the votes are in and it was a close one! So close in fact, that we thought it would be fun to do read-alongs of the top two books, since both got a lot of votes. I was most excited for Cleopatra, so I’ll be hosting this read-along with the lovely Becca from I’m Lost In Books. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) and Leslie (Regular Ruminations) were both most excited about The Restless Sleep, so they’ll be hosting that read-along. Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday

NonFictionFriday2Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!

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Futuristic Friday: Great New Reads For The Rest of the Year!

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Trying to figure which books you have to request or put on hold at your library now? Tamara from Traveling With T and I are here to help! Every three months, we’ll share the books we’re most looking forward too in the next quarter, which means that today it’s time to share our top picks from October to December. Whether you love nonfiction or romance, literary fiction or cozy mysteries, we’ve got you covered! Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Friday

NonFictionFriday2Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!

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30 Authors in 30 Days: Jean Kwok on Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You

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Today, I’m excited to share with you a book recommendation from author Jean Kwok as part of 30 Authors in 30 Days. Here’s what the event is all about:

30 Authors in 30 Days is a first of its kind event aimed at connecting readers, bloggers, and authors. Hosted by The Book Wheel, this month-long event takes place during September and features 30 authors discussing their favorite recent reads on 30 different blogs. There are also some great prizes provided by GoneReading.com and BookJigs. For the full schedule of participating authors and bloggers, visit The Book Wheel (http://www.thebookwheelblog.com/30-authors/) or join the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/events/669563803136594/). You can also follow along on Twitter with the #30Authors hashtag! Continue reading

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