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Review: Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus

Adolescence is the time in our lives when we search. We have to uncover who we are and who we want to be. YA literature often approaches this topic in a more symbolic than literal manner. Young characters go on physical quests ...
 
Bibliotherapy
 
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Physical Deception: Classification Chaos in a Visual World

Allow me to quickly affirm one thing: this has always been a visual world. In our past, we have based much of our lives on determining what color, dress, and style we should present to the outside world. We’ve always dictated h...
 
 
 
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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death is the first installment of James Runcie‘s Grantchester Mysteries series, featuring the title character as a vicar/detective who finds himself in the middle of some intriguing cases...

 
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In Praise of Square Books and the Indie Bookstore

Independent bookstores are awesome. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all book lovers appreciate their neighborhood bookstore. It’s where we go to escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The best of them are relat...
 
 
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What’s Coming off Your Shelf?

Friends, it’s an exciting time for Bookkaholic. We are celebrating our two-year anniversary. Over the past 24 months, we’ve shared our thoughts on old and new books alike. We’ve interviewed up-and-coming writers. We’ve even had...

 
 
 
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Review: The World Before Us, Aislinn Hunter

Aislinn Hunter’s The World Before Us is like a cross between A.S. Byatt’s Possession and Adam Foulds’s The Quickening Maze. I was drawn to the Victorian setting and the dual story line, contrasting the mysteries of an 1870s men...
 
 
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Review: What Comes Next and How to Like It

Abigail Thomas writes a particular type of episodic memoir, in which chapters are often just a few sentences or paragraphs long. Safekeeping is the best example of her style, while A Three Dog Life is her best overall. I would ...
 
 
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3 Perfect Valentine’s Day Reads

Bookkaholics, romance is in the air. As you all hopefully know, Saturday is Valentine’s Day, the annual call for lovers around the world to celebrate their—well—love. You probably have reservations at one of the fancy downtown ...

 
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10 Facts about Harper Lee’s New Novel

It was 1960 when Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird first entered American culture. Lee’s story is one that carries timeless themes: inequality, class, personal perseverance, gender roles, and compassion. Immediately, it was a ...
 
 
 
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Review: Publishing by Gail Godwin

I had only heard of one Gail Godwin novel – Flora, her most recent – before I spotted this memoir on NetGalley. It turns out she’s the author of 14 novels, two short story collections, and a few nonfiction works, and was a fina...
 
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National Book Critics Circle: The Finalists

Last week, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its finalists in six categories. The choices, especially in the fiction category, are especially interesting (and worthy) titles. The selected novels aren’t just the ...