Monthly Review – May 2018

Monthly Review – May 2018

Hello everyone! I hope you all have been doing well and not suffering too much with the oncoming summer weather. I’ve been doing so much better about really cutting through my library and ARC backlog and getting some timely reviews out for my NetGalley acquisitions, so pat on the back on that. I’ve been trying to really hold myself back with checking out more books at the library so that I can catch up. I’ve been devouring poetry though I…

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The Lottery and Other Stories

The Lottery and Other Stories

Title: The Lottery and Other Stories Author: Shirley Jackson Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publication Date: 1949 Pages: 320 Format: Paperback Source: Library One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948. “Power and haunting,” and “nights of unrest” were typical reader responses. Today it is considered a classic work of short fiction, a story remarkable for its combination of subtle…

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Heart Berries

Heart Berries

Title: Heart Berries Author: Terese Marie Mailhot Publisher: Counterpoint Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Pages: 160 Format: Hardcover Source: Library Heart Berries is a powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in the Pacific Northwest. Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her…

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The Nocturnal Reader’s Box – May 2018 Unboxing

The Nocturnal Reader’s Box – May 2018 Unboxing

The Nocturnal Reader’s Box is a horror-themed monthly subscription service that includes two books, one new release and one previously released title. In addition to the books there are several gift items inspired by horror books and films. Two guaranteed items are a bookmark and a special art print specifically commissioned for the box. Boxes are $35 and will always include at least seven items in total. Getting one of these boxes is like a birthday present and I honestly…

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Worlds of You

Worlds of You

Title: Worlds of You Author: Beau Taplin Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publication Date: May 22, 2018 Pages: 192 Format: ARC / Ebook Source: NetGalley Beautiful, inspiring, and empowering, Worlds of You sweeps readers away on a journey of emotion. Filled with lyric wisdom, Taplin’s second book expands on the themes introduced in Bloom, offering insight and comfort. “But how can you love a person who is not whole? Because you, like the moon, are not only beautiful when full. In…

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