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Something Perfect This Way Comes: Reviewing Bradbury

Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes  Author: Ray Bradbury Publication Date: June 1962 Genre: Dark Fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern or anything by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, or R.L. Stein. I picked up this book when I was still wishing for autumn. The sweat of summer clung to… Continue reading Something Perfect This Way Comes: Reviewing Bradbury

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Of Monsters and Men: Review of This Savage Song

“It doesn’t matter if you’re monster or human. Living hurts.” Title: This Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity #1) Author: Victoria (V.E.) Schwab Publication Date: July 5, 2016 Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked: The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Grisha Trilogy, really any dystopian but with a hint of fantasy Anyone… Continue reading Of Monsters and Men: Review of This Savage Song

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Drink & Ink: 7 Teas to Pair with Your Favorite Literature

I’m not going to lie to you. I drank coffee while writing this article, not tea. I write in the mornings and need that extensive caffeine jolt in order to make my brain work this early. But, please, dear reader, do not think that because I drink coffee in the morning that I am any… Continue reading Drink & Ink: 7 Teas to Pair with Your Favorite Literature

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Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

Dust off your American Lit textbooks, because we’re going back to class to revisit two of the best American poets in preparation for Independence Day (sorry, Britain…). During American Literature Week here on Lit & Love, we will be discussing some pretty patriotic pieces in all of our posts. Having already reviewed one of the most American stories ever… Continue reading Epic American Poetry Battle: Dickinson v. Whitman

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“A Good Place for Men, but a Bad Place for Gods”: Reviewing American Gods

“Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end” (Gaiman 54). Title: American Gods (Author’s Preferred Text) Author: Neil Gaiman Publication Date: June 19, 2001 Genre: Fantasy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked: Any other Neil Gaimen novels, The Magicians by Lev Grossman American… Continue reading “A Good Place for Men, but a Bad Place for Gods”: Reviewing American Gods

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My Favorite Love Story: Written on the Body

Title: Written on the Body Author: Jeanette Winterson Publication Date: 1993 Genre: Literary Fiction Rating: 6 out of 5 hearts In honor of wedding week, I’m sharing one of my very favorite books, as well as one of my biggest literary influences with you today. Jeanette Winterson is a goddess among writers when it comes to depicting raw emotion. I fully… Continue reading My Favorite Love Story: Written on the Body

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Book Club Summer Reading List

Summer time and the reading’s easy! Summer is coming up and we have quite the stock up of books to read. So, we thought that in order to round out our Book Club features for this week, we could highlight some of our books in our TBR piles. Our favorite part about summer is being… Continue reading Book Club Summer Reading List