Flannery O’Connor: Queen of One-Liners

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Q&A with Romance Author Susan Mallery

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Guest Post: 5 Tips to Start Your Memoir

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Review: We Met in December

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Reviews

Review: Fangirl

May 6, 2019

Rainbow Rowell has written so many popular books, I can’t believe it took me this long to read one. I started with Fangirl because I’ve heard so much about Carry On — the book series that spins off from the fanfiction Cath is writing in Fangirl — that I wanted to read its origin story. […]

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Lists

Top 10 Reasons I Pick Up a Book

April 23, 2019

I thought I’d go for a fun blog post this week and try to think of the top ten reasons why I would pick up a book. The idea came from That Artsy Reader Girl, who hosts Top Ten Tuesdays on her blog, but even though today is a Tuesday, the prompt is an old […]

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Quizzes

Quiz: Can I Guess Your Favorite Genre?

April 16, 2019

Everyone has a guilty pleasure genre, let’s be real. Whether it’s romance novels at the beach (I see those Sarah Dessen books) or escaping with stories about dragons and faeries, we all have a genre of books we just keep going back to. Do you think I can guess yours? I have curated the perfect […]

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Reviews

Review: The Speed of Falling Objects

April 8, 2019

Y’all! I’m so happy to be giving you my first ever NetGalley review! NetGalley is a website that offers blogs and reviewers an opportunity to read advance copies of books in return for a review. I requested a copy of The Speed of Falling Objects, and was lucky enough to be approved. I’ve reviewed it […]

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Reviews

Review: Children of Blood and Bone

April 2, 2019

I have been hearing rave reviews about Children of Blood and Bone for months — including one person telling me that it was like Harry Potter, but with West African magic. So, I plucked it out of by pile of unread books, and got to it. And, y’all. I finally finished it. It took me […]

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Travel

Melbourne: What Not to Miss

March 26, 2019

You may remember that I was in Australia over the summer. And I have to say, looking back at my photos still gives me post-travel depression. To combat my FOMO from everything Oz, I thought I’d share a few of my Melbourne favorites. These are the things you definitely won’t want to miss if you […]

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Reviews

Review: The Rosie Project

January 12, 2019

Love finds you when you are least expecting it, or as is the case with Don Tillman. Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project has characters you come to adore despite their different faults, and it tangles you in wanting to know more. Try this book out for a wholesome and quick read; you won’t regret it. […]

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Travel

Fried to Frozen: Month Three (and a half)

January 5, 2019

Wow. Time flies when you are on exchange. I’m sitting in the library while I’m writing this, simultaneously working on my final papers, studying for an exam, and procrastinating. And all I can think of is that I am leaving Alaska so soon. Like in four days.  I’m so excited to go home and see […]

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General

Begin as You Mean to Go On

New year, new me, new Reading Whale. That’s right, resolutions aren’t just for people, but for blogs too! In 2019, I want to begin as I mean to go on, to be intentional with my choices involving Reading Whale. You may have noticed an absence of subscription emails, or Facebook or Instagram posts, and it’s […]

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Travel

Fried to Frozen: Small Fish, Big Pond

November 29, 2018

Coming from a school of around 30,000, it was a huge adjustment to learn how a small school functions. Even before coming to Alaska, I realized how different UAS would be when there were only four classes I could sign up for that would fit into my requirements back home. And in getting here, there […]

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