Delightful Secrets of the Nutcracker by Julian Adair

You may be familiar with the traditional story of The Nutcracker, but I doubt you've heard how the Nutcracker Prince got trapped in his wooden form. Read the legend of "The Hard Nut" and experience this story like you haven't before.

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My Reading Playlist: Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

I don’t always listen to music when I’m reading. I usually get completely sucked into a book and don’t pay any attention to what’s going on around me. However, I was having some trouble getting into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so I just started playing the movie soundtracks while reading, and …

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The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle

The Goblins of Bellwater by Molly Ringle Received: NetGalley Published: October 1, 2017 Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing 4.5 out of 5 stars The Blurb: Most people have no idea goblins live in the woods around the small town of Bellwater, Washington. But some are about to find out. (From Goodreads) The Nitty-Gritty: This book was enchanting from …

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My Reading Playlist: And I Darken by Kiersten White

I don’t always listen to music when I’m reading. I usually get completely sucked into a book and don’t pay any attention to what’s going on around me. However, I was having some trouble getting into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, so I just started playing the movie soundtracks while reading, and …

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Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories by Christine Schutt

Short story collections are hard: one might think that it's easier to find good short stories than good novels, but I think that the opposite is true. In a novel you get time to build a relationship between the reader and the story, between the reader and your characters. There is time to recover if there's a misstep, or a miscommunication. In a novel, simply because it's a longer medium, you have more space to play around with. Short stories, on the other hand, do not grant the gift of that space.