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The Second Act of Virginia Andrews

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Like most kids who discover V.C. Andrews, I read Flowers in the Attic when I was “too young,” which is to say the exact age at which most readers first encounter Andrews. I was hooked …
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The Power: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Power by Naomi Alderman are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Power by Naomi Alderman. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version of this is: The Power is framed …
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Interview with Jocelyn A

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Kingbreaker? This story takes place in the Fae world that I’ve explored in the other eleven novels of my series, but it’s a standalone tale that longtime readers will recognize as a legend from the main timeline. Over the …
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Summary and Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

The two-paragraph version of this is: The Power is framed as a historical account of a period in history where women discovered they have the power to shoot electric jolts of energy from their hands, making them very dangerous. It results in revolts in countries where women have been oppressed, …
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Anatomy, A Love Story: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz. Quick(-ish) Recap In 1817 in Scotland, Hazel is …
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10 Books About Books for Serious Bibliophiles

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Is there anything better than books about books? For the hardcore bibliophile, I can’t think of much. If there’s one thing bibliophiles love, it’s talking — and reading and learning — about books. …
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Something’s Amiss: 12 of The Best Gothic YA Books

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you consider yourself a horror fan or not, chances are you’ve read or viewed something that falls under the horror umbrella: gothic literature. Defined as a writing style that employs atmosphere, dark …
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Interview with Bhupendra Patel, Author of Curious One

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Curious One – My Adventures as a Little Boy in India? We all have stories to tell. As we get older, we likely have more stories to tell. In fact, so did I. At the age of seventy, choosing …
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Krazy Felines: A Brief History of Cat Comics in North

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Even if you don’t necessarily describe yourself as a cat person, it’s most likely that you have consumed some version of a beloved cartoon cat in your time on this planet. Indeed, for …
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Summary and Review: Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Book review and synopsis for Anatomy, A Love Story by Dana Schwartz, A historical fiction novel set in Scotland in the early 1800s about a girl who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Synopsis Set in Scotland in the early 1800s, Anatomy: A Love Story is centered around Hazel Sinnett, an …
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How Are Censors Encouraging Others To Join Their Campaigns? This

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This week’s book challenge and censorship news is pretty bleak. There is a lot of it, and when it feels like everything to be found has been found, more appears. We’ll end this …
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Must-Read Biography Books

27 Jan 2022 Must-Read Biography Books | January 2022 In the mood for a new biography or memoir? Check out these instant bestsellers by Bhupendra Patel, Rachel Lindsay, Michael Phillips, and more. Enjoy your new non-fiction picks! Curious One: My Adventures As a Little Boy in India by Bhupendra Patel …
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Happy New Year (and Best Books I Read in 2021)!

So, first off, happy new year, and I hope everyone out there had a festive and safe holiday season! Last year, I wanted to do a Year-in-Review post, but I was busy apartment hunting and getting stuff ready to move so I ran out of time. This year, I was …
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Interview with R.W.K. Clark, Author of Mindless

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Mindless? ‘Mindless’ is my newest psychological thriller since the release of ‘Passing Through’ and one that I am quite excited about. ‘Mindless’ is a tale geared directly at adults; this book is not for the young mind. The reason …
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Interview with Michelle Dayton, Author of Scammer Girl

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Scammer Girl? I absolutely love movies like The Thomas Crowne Affair and Ocean’s 8. Con artists and great clothes and fancy locales. For me, it’s the most fun form of escapism. I wanted to write a book in that …
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Interview with Morgan Quaid, Author of Whiplash

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Whiplash Book 1? I wanted to write a story where the protagonist was suddenly and violently swept up in a series of life-changing events that they have no control over. The initial idea for the book series was as …
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10 Graphic Novels by Indigenous Authors

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s a new year, and as always, it is a good time to support the Indigenous authors of North America. If you haven’t yet seen this year’s Book Riot’s read harder challenge, several …
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The Maid: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Maid by Nita Prose are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Maid by Nita Prose. Quick(-ish) Recap The two-paragraph version of this: Molly Gray is a maid …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for January 21, 2022

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Wednesday Books Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Wednesday Books. Today’s Featured Deals $3.99 The End of Everything by Megan Abbott Get This Deal $1.99 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Get This …
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