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The Love Hypothesis: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood. Quick(-ish) Recap Three years prior, Olive Smith talks to a …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

06 Jan 2022 Romance Reads You’ll Love | January 2022 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new romance paranormal and romantic suspense books from bestselling authors Danielle Steele, Bella Andre, Kelly Jamieson, Mansi Shah, Kaylee Ryan, and B.Love. Enjoy your new romances! …
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Letters & Longing: Retellings of Cyrano de Bergerac

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. In 1897, Edmond Rostand published a play called Cyrano de Bergerac, a meticulously researched work about the life of Hercule Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac (1619–1655) presented in 12-syllable rhyming couplets. Cyrano the person’s …
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New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations

06 Jan 2022 New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations | January 2022 Looking to add to your literary fiction list this January? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Dr. Meander Swotty, Mark Prins, Jean Chen Ho, Noah Hawley, Xochitl Gonzalez, and Beth Miller. Enjoy your new literary fiction …
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Summary and Review: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Three years prior, Olive Smith talks to a guy when she’s in the bathroom fixing her contacts (and can’t see) after her Ph.D. candidate interview. She tells him about her passion for her research. She doesn’t catch his name but remembers the conversation distinctly and wonders about the guy she …
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The Wonder: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Wonder by Emma Donoghue are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Nurse Lib Wright travel to Ireland on …
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Anthologies as Vehicles of Cultural Representation

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Much can be understood about the pulse of a place or of a time based on its literary production. I imagine a giant figure holding out the arm of our times to assess …
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The Buzziest Books of January

07 Jan 2022 The Buzziest Books of January | 2022 The month of January is a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There are so many page-turning novels that have captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch …
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Interview with Kite Jenson, Author of PsycheDeliah

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write PsycheDeliah? PsycheDeliah was a long time coming. I began an early draft over twenty years ago, but I experienced severe writer’s block about a third of the way into it. Then I took a second stab at it about …
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Interview with R. M. Schultz, Author of Knights, Witches, and

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Knights, Witches, and Murder, what would they be? I hear bagpipes, like in Braveheart. What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write? Thrillers/mysteries and fantasy. For decades I thought I loved …
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Interview with Pearl Beacon, Author of Ancient Souls

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Ancient Souls #1 – Karma’s Return? Karma’s Return is my debut novel that I wrote with my mother, Elin Peer. She’s a very successful author with a large following of readers and more than thirty books to her name. …
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Summary and Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The one-paragraph version: Nurse Lib Wright travel to Ireland on a two-week assignment to observe Anna O’Donnell, an 11-year-old devoutly religious girl whose parents claim she can live without food. Lib eventually realizes (with the help of William Byrne, a journalist) that Anna was being secretly given food before and …
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Interview with AJ Campbell, Author of Search No Further

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Search No Further? I was sitting in a family-run restaurant one day, watching the comings and goings of the staff and family members, and I thought to myself, I bet there are some stories to be told here! I …
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Interview with Jennifer Collins, Author of Comfort in the Wings

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Comfort in the Wings: A Novel Inspired by Love That Will Not Die? The inspiration for this story is my own experience with having several members of my family, including two of my children, die within a short period …
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Why We Feel the Need to Share What We Read

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. A month or so ago, I recommended a book to my friend and coworker. We were discussing some of our favorite books, so I had to mention The Little Prince. Considering that we …
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The Only True Name: Who is Elena Ferrante?

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Who is Elena Ferrante? It’s an interesting question posed to me often when I’m recommending her work. It’s meant as a straightforward question, and in some ways I could give them a straightforward …
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Interview with John Hindmarsh, Author of Violent Graduation

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Violent Graduation – Jack Foster Space Opera Series? The idea has been rattling around in the creative section of my brain for some time. I decided to convert the concept into words. What’s your favorite genre to read? Is …
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Wish You Were Here Netflix Movie: What We Know (Release

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Dec 3rd, 2021 (Last Updated Dec 3rd, 2021) Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult has a potential movie adaptation in the works. For all the details about this upcoming book to film project, here’s what we know about the Wish You Were Here Netflix …
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The Glass Hotel TV Series: What We Know (Release Date,

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel has a TV series adaption potentially in the works. For all the details about a possible jump to the small screen for this book, here’s what we know about The Glass Hotel TV Series: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The …
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The Last Mrs. Parrish Netflix Movie: What We Know (Release

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine is being adapted into a movie by Netflix. For all the detail about this upcoming book to film adaptation, here’s what we know about The Last Mrs. Parrish Netflix movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The Last Mrs. Parrish? The Last …
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20 of the Best Picture Books You’ve Never Heard Of

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. As a former children’s librarian, I’ve read a lot of picture books. Some, I return to again and again, whether for story time or for my own enjoyment (listen, while Penguin Problems doesn’t …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 29, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. The NOVL Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by The NOVL. Today’s Featured Deals $5.99 Throne of Glass 8 Book Series by Sarah J. Maas Get This Deal $3.99 Somebody’s Daughter by …
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What the Heck is a Book Index?

There are many parts of books, from the folio page to the end credits, that the casual reader might fly right by without noticing the detail that goes into each element. Rioter Kelly Jensen recently wrote a great article on credit pages in books, a rarely seen example of paratext …
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8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Like many other people, since March 2020, I became really familiar with my immediate neighborhood. I’ve taken hundreds of walks around our home and gotten to know the gardens and homes of the people around me. I now have favorite gardens; I take people on tours of my favorite Halloween …
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