Category Archives: Books

Table for One

by Julie T. Meal Ideas for Individuals & Double Dining When I find myself foraging solo, I’m not necessarily motivated to cook. Growing up, my mom was a master of whipping up large quantities of food for our sizeable family. My siblings and I had our own, assembly-line role to play, from nuking a can […]

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Prose Bowl 2019: Round 3

by Lois H. Welcome back to Prose Bowl 2019! At the beginning of March, we started with 60 of the best books from the past year. After two weeks of voting, we narrowed our competitors down to the top title of each genre. Now it’s time for a genre showdown! For some, this may be […]

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Happiness Guaranteed: Love in Lit, Part 2

by Lisa C. If you read last month’s post, Happiness Not Guaranteed: Love in Lit Part 1, you may have assumed that I’d never met a happy love story I liked. Sure, I said great love stories are tragic and agonizing. Well, that was only partly true. To quote Cordelia from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, […]

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Celebrating Women’s History Month

by Lois H. March is Women’s History Month! I believe that we should celebrate the many accomplishments of women every day of the year. However, I also appreciate the designation of a month as a reminder to celebrate, educate, and think about the future. This March, I have decided to try to only consume books, […]

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Did You Like Overlord?

By Jennifer K. Overlord was a 2018 World War II movie in which good guys parachute into occupied France, where they fight Nazis and also zombies. That’s right: there are good guys, Nazis, zombies, and zombie Nazis. There’s also a beautiful French Resistance fighter, several vials of glowing liquid, and a zombie-making Nazi scientist who wears […]

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Under the Sea

by Marina M. I don’t like to date myself but, in this case, it’s necessary. I was in 8th grade and taking an oceanography class when The Little Mermaid came out. That was almost thirty years ago. The combination of those two events led me to a life-long interest of marine life and marine biology. […]

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If You Liked The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight) Trilogy

by Denise D. So, did you recently finish The Winter of the Witch and thus the entire Winternight Trilogy? Or are you still in the hold line? Are you looking for another historical fantasy featuring a strong, somewhat rebellious, young woman with otherworldly abilities who won’t settle for the oppression of magic? All set in a beautifully […]

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Happiness Not Guaranteed: Love in Lit

by Lisa C. It’s February, the time of year that brings up certain expectations around the idea of romantic love. Take this post for example. I knew it was due the week of the 14th and try as I might to redirect my thoughts, I got hung up on LOVE. So why not give in […]

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The Thin Gray Line

by Craig B. “Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin.” – Steve Jobs “At the edge of madness you howl diamonds and pearls.” – Aberjhani The Ninth Symphony. The Sistine Chapel. Classical Cynicism. The human mind is a marvelous thing. We’ve gone from stone tools to quantum […]

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Bon Voyage, Armchair Travel!

by Marie B Vacations exist only because they serve as breaks from the norm. Alas, our vacation by book must come to a close now. I hope you’ve enjoyed traveling with us via Beyond Bestsellers: Armchair Travel. If you missed the boat, you can still take our quiz and discover your reading destination. Did you travel […]

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