Historical Literary Recommendations

    The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne

    Less than halfway through this breathtaking book, I knew it would be a lasting favorite. It would sail to the top of my most-adored-books-of-all-time list and stay there. But I was nervous. What if I didn’t love the last half with equal passion? It has been known to happen. The first part of a book is gorgeous and insightful, but then on page 200 the main character does something off and the whole book falls apart at its seams… er, spine. I didn’t want to lose the love I’d found for this read. But my fears proved to be wholly unfounded. My new favorite book just got better and better. Continue Reading

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    That Bookish Life

    2017 Reflections

    If you’ve been following my blog since its inception a little over a year ago (I’m looking at you, Mom!), you might remember that I made some pretty ambitious reading goals for 2017. But…

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    That Bookish Life

    My Radio Debut

    Well. I’ve made my radio debut! This month I appeared as a guest on the APL Volumes talk show to chat about my experience with the Austin Public Library’s social media ambassador program and…

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    That Bookish Life

    Bookish Podcasts

    I love a good podcast. There’s something so comforting and uplifting about tuning in every week to listen to your favorite hosts (and virtual friends) chat about the topics you’re thinking about. And what…