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Since I heard that Teen Vogue had become more newsy and political, I've been following them online. Best. Decision. "What Defunding Planned Parenthood Means."



Newsworthy books via LitHub.

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel | Shit got dark real fast

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel 

Adult Fiction
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published March 7th, 2017 by Crown
Goodreads | Amazon | Indigo

Please note: I received an ARC of this book in for my honest review and participation in the TLC Book Tour.

I read and enjoyed the Book of Ivy by Amy Engel, and when I found out she was penning an adult mystery I had to get my hands on it. The Roanoke Girls is the story of a missing woman, an insanely dysfunctional family, a small town, and a woman returning home to look for her missing cousin.

It had me at “missing woman” and “dysfunctional family.”

About 20 pages in—I swear, it’s not really a spoiler—you plunge into the depths of this family’s dysfunction. The main character Lane left Roanoke when she was a teenager because she found something out.

Lord of the Rings fan? Try these


Today I’m going to be wearing two hats, of the figurative variety. I’m doing some duel reader’s advisory: librarian and blogger.

First let’s talk about Lord of the Rings

This classic series is beloved. By me, too! It’s a classic fantasy by the amazing and unparalleled J.R.R. Tolkien. That man was a genius. As a scholar, he drew heavily on Anglo-Saxon traditions and language. He was especially interested in language. Did you know that the story for LOTR came out of languages he created first? Crazy!

Dope Links | Rad Junk I Read on the Internet Last Week


A Georgia Legislator is quoted saying this about rape survivors: "If you feel triggered, trigger somewhere else." Quote of the Day via Feministing.

Hillary Clinton being inspiring on International Women's Day: The secret to Hillary Clinton’s resilience: 'the discipline of gratitude' via Quartz.

"The notion of protests as an option only for the elite simply doesn’t jibe with history." Protests Are Not About the Privileged via Jezebel.

Brie Larson silently, but not so silently, agrees that Casey Affleck is a garbage human: Brie Larson Indicates That Not Clapping for Casey Affleck Meant Exactly What You Thought It Did via Jezebel.


With the 20th anniversary upon us, Quartz reflects on The revolutionary message of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Being single is not the end of the world. It can even be enjoyable. Single Minded: The Difference Between Being Single And Being Alone via Vogue UK.

Should I be quitting coffee?!! D: What Quitting Coffee Did for My Skin via TeenVogue.


Books For International Women's Day


It's the most wonderful time of the year, guys! It's Women's History Month! And today is International Women's Day! In celebration, I've compiled a bunch of great reads by, for, and about women. Whip out your TBR and get ready to add some titles to your list.

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Want to reduce police brutally? Get more lady cops. Via Quartz

I love this--Book Recs to my Past Self Re: the Awful Guys I Dated in my 20's Via Book Riot

What We Lose When We Give Awards to Men Like Casey Affleck (read: garbage humans) Via Elle