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Mini Netgalley Reviews – Everything Is OK, Cryptid Club, and One Cup At A Time

I received an e-arc of each of these books from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Everything Is OK by Debbie Tung Pub Date: 27 Sep 2022 Everything is OK is a lovely graphic novel exploring depression and anxiety in a young woman. The story is a little cliche if you've read memoirs or graphic novels… Continue reading Mini Netgalley Reviews – Everything Is OK, Cryptid Club, and One Cup At A Time

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Throwback Thursday: The Eye of the Storm: Safe Spaces and the Reframing of Mental Illness in Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

Mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder have a reputation for being frightening, to both patients who are diagnosed and those around them. Ellen Forney in her graphic memoir Marbles seeks to reframe how her bipolar disorder is thought of, both by others but more importantly by herself, as she grapples with her diagnosis and treatment.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: The Eye of the Storm: Safe Spaces and the Reframing of Mental Illness in Ellen Forney’s Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me

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Blog Tour: Ghoster Heights – Guest Post

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the GHOSTER HEIGHTS by Corey Landsell, Kelly Mellings, & Lisa Larose Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!  About The Book: Title: GHOSTER HEIGHTS Author: Corey Landsell, Kelly Mellings, Lisa Larose, Becca Carey, Rebecca Taylor (Editor) Pub. Date: September 27, 2022… Continue reading Blog Tour: Ghoster Heights – Guest Post

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Throwback Thursday: Reaction Paper and Book Review of Junky by William S. Burroughs

Junky by William S. Burroughs (1953), is a novel detailing the experiences that narrator Bill Lee has both using and selling a variety of drugs. The novel is considered to be pseudo-autobiographical and based on Burroughs’ own experiences with drugs and addiction. The novel has a very loose structure, being divided more into scenes via… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Reaction Paper and Book Review of Junky by William S. Burroughs

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Book Recommendations for Fans of WandaVision

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. Made You Up tells the story of Alex, a high school senior unable to tell the difference between real life and delusion. Alex fights a daily battle to figure out the difference between reality and… Continue reading Book Recommendations for Fans of WandaVision

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Latinx Book Bingo 2022

The Latinx book bingo will take place from September 15 to October 15, which is when we celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. The goal of the readathon is to highlight books written by Latinx authors. The aim of the bingo is to read as many Latinx books as you can, guided by the prompts on the bingo… Continue reading Latinx Book Bingo 2022

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Bookish Baking: Pokemon Lavaridge Cookies

The Lava Cookie (Japanese: フエンせんべい Huen Rice Cracker) is a type of medicine introduced in Generation III. It is a local specialty of Lavaridge Town and cures a Pokémon from all non-volatile status conditions and confusion. This recipe is based on gingersnap cookies, with an addition of dark chocolate and nori. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 tsp baking soda1 tsp ground cinnamon2 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp ground cloves1/2 tsp cardamom3/4 tsp salt2/3 cup brown sugar packed 1/4 White granulated sugar3/4 cup butter softened1/4 cup molasses dark1 egg large2 tsp vanilla extract¼ Teaspoon Baking/Bicarbonate Soda75g /… Continue reading Bookish Baking: Pokemon Lavaridge Cookies

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CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & THE GOLDEN DOOMS by Ryan Calejo Blog Tour – Excerpt

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & THE GOLDEN DOOMS by Ryan Calejo Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!  About the Book: Title: CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & THE GOLDEN DOOMS (Charlie Hernández #3) Author: Ryan Calejo Pub. Date: September 13, 2022 Publisher: Aladdin… Continue reading CHARLIE HERNÁNDEZ & THE GOLDEN DOOMS by Ryan Calejo Blog Tour – Excerpt

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Bookish Baking: Taki’s Coconut Pancakes (City of Bones)

Simon asked for coffee, and Clary, after a moment’s hesitation, chose a large coffee and coconut pancakes. The waitress winked a blue eye at her and flounced off.-City of Bones; The Mortal Instruments, Cassandra Clare Ingredients: 1 ½ cups all purpose flour3 ½ tsp baking powder1 cup milk2 Tbsp honey1 Tbsp lemon juice⅛ cup coconut… Continue reading Bookish Baking: Taki’s Coconut Pancakes (City of Bones)

Bookish Baking

Bookish Baking: Pink Cherry Chocolate Truffles (Kirby)

This recipe was written for the Kirby Shaped Like A Friend Zine. Ingredients 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips2 tbsp cocoa powder1/4 cup whipping cream1 cup dried cherries1/2 tsp salt1/2 dried coconut shavings 2 cups almonds1/2 tsp cherry (or other fruit) juice (optional)  Directions: Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely chopped. Add 2 tbsp cocoa… Continue reading Bookish Baking: Pink Cherry Chocolate Truffles (Kirby)