Literary Minute – Wink Poppy Midnight

I’d never get the sound of her screams out of my head, or my heart. Is this what it meant to be the hero? – Midnight Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke was such an enthralling, lyrical read. I haven’t read a young contemporary novel that sucked me in so effectively in quite a […]

Literary Minute – The Simplicity of Cider

Happiness is always worth remembering, even when it was temporary. From chapter one I was swept into the magic of apple orchards, sunshine and quiet contentment. Sanna Lund, a focused fifth-generation orchardist, along with her father worked hard to ensure the success of their family legacy. Everything was going well for Sanna when in comes […]

Literary Minute – A Blade So Black

“Mixing elements of Alice in Wonderland and Buffy the Vampire Slayer… a delectable urban twist on beloved fantasy tales.” —Entertainment Weekly “This really is Lewis Carroll by way of Buffy, and it makes for a fun, gritty urban fantasy.” —NPR “A brash, refreshing, vitally diverse retelling of a classic… You need this book.” —Tor.com   […]

Literary Minute – Everything, Everything

“I read once that, on average, we replace the majority of our cells every seven years. Even more amazing: we change the upper layers of our skin every two weeks. If all the cells in our body did this, we’d be immortal. But some of our cells, like the ones in our brains, don’t renew. […]

Literary Minute – The Diary of a Bookseller

“The Diary of a Bookseller” by Shaun Bythell was an eye-opening read that was both sarcastically humorous and sadly realistic when it starts to touch on some of the real issues faced by book shops today. Critics were excited about its debut saying it was, “Among the most irascible and amusing bookseller memoirs I’ve read.” […]

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