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Publishing Experience Pt. 2

In the comments to the first part of my Publishing Experience account Karen of Book Bath asked to learn more about a typical day in the publishing world; I would have to say from my limited experience that there was no typical day for me.  Now it may be that for a fully-fledged publicity assistant [...]

French Milk by Lucy Knisley

If you read any of the same blogs as I do then you may recall seeing French Milk mentioned on a number of them.  The first review I recall seeing was this one by JoAnn of Lakeside Musing last year; I immediately coveted the book, thinking that it looked and sounded enchanting, and ever since [...]

Review-a-thon: Bone, Blankets, and The Finishing School

In the aftermath of consecutive Angela Carter month and Persephone Reading Week, I have a lot of blogging to catch up with.  I have a few weeks’ worth of reviews to be scheduled and haven’t yet reviewed those books read during the read-a-thon that I participated in early April.  This post is actually micro-reveiws of [...]

Library Loot: the Eclectic

I returned a number of books to the library unread this week; I am struggling with the time and inclination.  I am far preferring to read on a whim and the library pile was becoming overwhelming.  I intend to read some of them at another time, a time where I feel more relaxed about it.  [...]


When I read The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi a couple of years ago, I found it illuminating and a good access point into the form of graphic novels but I didn’t fully enjoy it and found parts dry. However, this didn’t discourage me from seeking out Embroideries when I learned that it was also [...]

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