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Ilvermorny Insights: American Wizarding School Conspiracy Theories

Get out your tin-foil witch hat because things are about to get crazy magical. In honor of the Fourth of July, I thought it only made sense to dive deeper into the biggest American news of the past week. Well, the biggest American news for big ol’ nerds like me. Unless you’ve been living under a… Continue reading Ilvermorny Insights: American Wizarding School Conspiracy Theories

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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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What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

It’s a problem that many of us hardcore book nerds have to face, and there is a surprisingly lack of literature on the issue. Today, I tackle the problem of how to cope when you’ve married or are dating a non-reader. It might be because I’m younger or because they love getting me off topic, but… Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Significant Other Doesn’t Read?

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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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My Bookworm Wedding: 10 Ways to Nerd Up Your Nuptials

“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…”    -E.E. Cummings, being to timelessness as it’s to time Oh, it’s that time of year folks! Wedding season is officially upon… Continue reading My Bookworm Wedding: 10 Ways to Nerd Up Your Nuptials

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Show Us Your Summer Stack!

We have some pretty lofty reading goals here on Lit & Love, but we hope that you, too, are looking for a book or two to read this summer. Now that we’re nearing the end of Summer Reading Week, here are some of the books I personally hope to read this summer! I only included the hardbound… Continue reading Show Us Your Summer Stack!

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How Do Your Reading Habits Change in the Summer?

Do your reading habits change with the seasons? There’s something about summer that makes me want to up my reading. Sure, I definitely have more time now that my students are happily graduated, but there’s also just something about the elongated days of summer that make me want to fit more reading into those gifted… Continue reading How Do Your Reading Habits Change in the Summer?