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Summary and Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine

The two-paragraph version: Frida is a mother who gets reported for neglect when she leaves her baby daughter, Harriet, alone for a few hours. Child Protective Services separates her from Harriet, investigates her and determines that she must enter into a year-long prison-like rehabilitation program to assess her capacity as …
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Introducing the 2022 Reading Log!

It’s that time again, friends! One of my favorite rituals in December is looking at my annual reading log, wrapping up books, filling in information about what I read, and absorbing all of the wondrous bookish stats that the reading log generates! I also love prepping a new year of …
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Decorate Your Home Library With These Gorgeous Fantasy Maps

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. I have this fantasy of a map room, loaded up with stacks of well-thumbed paper showing the different worlds I’ve lived in as a reader, large versions splashed across the walls. In my …
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Interview with Michelle Marie McNiff, Author of Pedro Pan

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Pedro Pan: One Boy’s Journey to America? The book showcases an important part of Cuban history. More than 14,000 children left Cuba without their parents to take freedom flights to escape oppression and tyranny. In my book, the vivid …
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20 Best Book Club Books for 2022 (New & Anticipated)

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 8th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 8th, 2022) If you’re book club is looking for some great new releases to read, here are some of most-anticipated Best Book Club Books for 2022. This book list is limited to new and upcoming books that are being …
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Anyone Remember IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES?

The success of 2008’s Iron Man launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe (whether that’s a good thing or not is up to you). But our friendly neighborhood Shellhead had a screen presence even before that. In the 1960s, he featured on a cartoon with the clunky name The Marvel Super Heroes. …
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April 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 8th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 8th, 2022) Notable upcoming books to be published in April 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: InsomniaSarah PinboroughWhat It’s About: In this twisty, mind-bending thriller from the bestselling author …
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9 Of The Best Books About Habits: Building And Keeping

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re looking to reflect and work on yourself ahead of the new year, a good place to start is looking at the habits you currently have. From your daily routines, to habits …
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The Husband’s Secret Movie: What We Know (Release Date, Cast,

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty has had a TV series adaptation in the works for a while now. For all the details about this book to film adaptation, here’s what we know about The Husband’s Secret movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The Husband’s Secret? The Husband’s …
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Interview with Bella Andre, Author of Hold On To My

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hold On To My Heart? Before I began writing books, I was a touring musician, so I always love writing about Rock Stars. I set this book in one of my favorite European cities, as well — Vienna! Plus, …
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Sylvia Plath in Pop Culture

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Content warning: this post discusses mental illness and suicide, including descriptions of insensitive depictions of these topics. The poet Sylvia Plath’s legacy lives on in nearly every avenue of pop culture. There’s the …
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The Last House Guest TV Series: What We Know (Release

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Jan 9th, 2022 (Last Updated Jan 9th, 2022) The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda has a TV series adaptation in the works. For all the details about a potential book to film adaptation for this thriller, here’s what we know about The Last House …
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Interview with Dr. Meander Swotty, Author of Lower Education

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Lower Education: A Tale of Passion, Perseverance, and Missing Meatloaf? I suppose writing Lower Education was kind of like therapy. You see, I used to be young and happy and idealistic. I wanted to change the world “one child …
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Interview with Math Bird, Author of Hidden Grace

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Hidden Grace? This is the second book in the Ned Flynn series, so I wanted to continue his story and his character development. This is a different Flynn, a man changed by recent events and soon to be affected …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 27, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The NOVL Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The NOVL. Today’s Featured Deals $1.99 Verity by Colleen Hoover Get This Deal $2.99 The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon Get This Deal …
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Interview with Barry Kirwan, Author of When the Children Return

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write When the Children Return? It’s about the danger of super-artificial intelligences (AIs), and how they would see the rest of organic species. We’re really at the beginning exploring AI technology. Stephen Hawking already warned about a potential ‘singularity’ with …
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Interview with Reed Logan Westgate, Author of Dirge of the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dirge of the Dead? Dirge of the Dead was written as the pandemic lingered on. Many people felt alone and isolated, myself included. I wanted to harness those feelings and use them to help shape Xlina’s evolution as a …
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Interview with Carissa Andrews, Author of Immortals

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Immortals? Immortals is the third book in the Diana Hawthorne Supernatural Mystery series. This particular book was a crossover with my Windhaven Witches series (in particular, Soul Legacy). I was inspired to write this book the way I did …
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The Love Hypothesis: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

Prologue Olive Smith is an applicant for Stanford’s biology Ph.D program. After the interview with Dr. Aysegul Aslan, she ends up in a bathroom nearby unable to see and trying to wash out her eyes because she put in expired contacts. She meets “The Guy” there, who she assumes is …
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24symbols Review: Is It Better than Scribd?

The competition in ebook and audiobook subscription services has flourished in the past few years. While many have gone bankrupt, Scribd, a major player in the industry, remains very popular to many bookworms. But now it’s being challenged by other subscription services, including one called 24symbols. In this 24symbols review, …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

06 Jan 2022 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | January 2022 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this winter! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Jonathan Dunne, Ryan Alexander, Lily Harper …
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The Maid: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Maid by Nita Prose are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Maid by Nita Prose. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version of this: Molly Gray is a maid …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

06 Jan 2022 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | January 2022 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors Reed Logan Westgate, Carissa Andrews, Barry Kirwan, Michael …
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