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But every month is National Book Month!

October is National Book Month, at least according to social media and all those calendars of obscure holidays. But in my world, every month is National Book Month. While I never intended (and still don't) to become a "book blogger," reading is the one thing I do consistently every single day, no matter what, and… Continue reading But every month is National Book Month!

books, fall, writing workshop

FALLing into a good book (or ten)

If you've been around this blog for a while, you probably already know that fall is the most wonderful time of the year for me. My two favorite holidays - Halloween and Thanksgiving - are in the fall. I love the crisp air, wearing boots and scarves, drinking all the salted caramel drinks Starbucks can… Continue reading FALLing into a good book (or ten)

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books, review, YAL, year in review

My Year in Books: 2017

This year, reading was the best part of many of my days. I managed to blog only nine times, and two-thirds of those posts were about books/reading. Instagram feed? Full of books. Why? They offered a much-needed escape from this year's... interesting... realities. As such, I surpassed my reading goal by 8 books and enjoyed… Continue reading My Year in Books: 2017

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This Week in Books: All the Feels

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. That means that if you click the book covers and make purchases through those links, I earn a small commission to support Take a Second Glantz. Not feeling well this weekend, I got a LOT of reading done. Silver linings and all that jazz. THEN It's incredibly unusual these… Continue reading This Week in Books: All the Feels

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An Afternoon with Jay Asher

People who know me on a surface level are always surprised to hear me say that I’m an introvert. But I am (I’ve just become adept at hiding it. Thanks, theatre!), and because of that, I’m not a fan of going to events without knowing that a friend will also be there. I have no… Continue reading An Afternoon with Jay Asher

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Reading Roundup: What I Read in May

I somehow plowed through four books this month. While a few sleepless nights didn't hurt the cause,  May was full of page-turning winners! My top two reads are as follows: The Dollhouse By far the best book I've read thus far this year is The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis, the one title that was not… Continue reading Reading Roundup: What I Read in May

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This Week in Books: My first five-star read of 2017

I never intended for this blog to be solely about books, but reading is pretty much all I've been doing outside of work and mommying. Cold, wet weather and time changes will do that. Then: Have you ever read a book that you liked soooo much you simultaneously wanted to see how it ends but… Continue reading This Week in Books: My first five-star read of 2017