November 2018 OwlCrate

Happy Friday eve, lovelies! We’ve made it to Thursday. This has been a superbusycrazy week for me, as I started a new job on Monday. And the week before that was just as busy, what with Thanksgiving and my 3-year anniversary with my amazing girlfriend. For our anniversary, she bought me 1 month of OwlCrate, […]

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The Great Gatsby | book review

In his late twenties, Nick Carroway moves to West Egg in New York and winds up neighbors with Jay Gatsby. When Gatsby discovers Nick is the cousin of Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s boring summer quickly turns into a wild, dramatic ordeal of which Nick becomes stuck in the middle. Though the narrator, Nick isn’t …

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Is Social Media Changing Literature?

The answer, my dear readers, is yes: it is. I’ve been blogging about books for over 4 years now and instagramming about books (or bookstagramming) for about 2. In all time that, I never really sat down to think about or appreciate what technology has done for the literary world. That is, not until I read …

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Survivor | book review

Tender Branson is the last survivor of the what has become known as the Creedish Death Cult. He has hijacked Flight 2039 and is preparing to nosedive into Australia. But before he does—while the engines slowly go out one by one—he decides to tell his life story. He details exactly how a …

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The Grownup | book review

An unnamed young woman makes a living the only way she knows how—by conning people. Since she was a child, she’s been in the business of fraud. When a developing case of carpal tunnel threatens her current job, she’s offered a new position at Spiritual Palms reading auras. Easy enough, right? Just …

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A Line of Blood | book review

On a seemingly normal evening, Alex and his son Max chase their cat into the neighbor’s back yard, then through his open back door. What they find changes everything: their neighbor, dead, in the bathtub. What first looks like suicide begins to seem like murder as new information is …

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Bird | book review

Jewel was born the same day her younger brother Bird died. While she was coming into the world, her 5-year-old brother jumped off a cliff near their house. Bird’s real name was John, but Jewel’s grandfather nicknamed him Bird. Jewel’s parents blame her grandfather for Bird’s … Continue reading

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