The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace

“you are sad now
you are not sad forever”

There are some books that take you by complete surprise. That make you feel a wide array of emotions, make you feel seen. They seem to find you when you need them the most. the mermaid’s voice returns in this one was that book for me.

I honestly feel like I went through an emotional purge through reading this collection of poems and feel a sense of peace that I realize now has been missing for months of my life.

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Good Reading Habits Tag

Happy Sunday, friends! I am currently laying in bed and ignoring the world (and my mountain of laundry that needs to be washed prior to work tomorrow), and what better way to ignore responsibilities than with a good tag!?!

The Good Reading Habits tag was created by Ally @ Ally Writes Things back in December, and I am so glad she did because I honestly don’t focus on the good habits that I have nearly enough. I was tagged by both Ally and Consu @ Paper Eyed Girl; thank you both for tagging me and if you don’t already follow their blogs be sure to check them out!

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Reading Around the Globe: Safiyya in China

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? Safiyya
  2. Blog URL? http://phantompaper.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @PhantomPaper
  4. Where do you live? The Middle Kingdom. Lol, China! The former sounds cooler though.
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If You’re Out There by Katy Loutzenhiser

“We would always be friends. Because some love can’t dissolve, or fall apart, or get complicated. Some love just is.”

Friends, this was such a beautiful book that touched and captivated me! I don’t read a lot of contemporary but this story and mystery sounded so interesting to me that I requested it months ago on Edelweiss. And I am so happy I was approved for a review copy and have the opportunity to scream about this book with you all! You should read this book!

I never re-read the synopsis once I decide to add a book to my TBR, I am not sure what I was expecting when I picked this up but I was drawn to it when trying to decide which review copy to read next. But this book blew me away and sucked in me from the author’s note thanking me for reading the galley.

FROM AUTHOR’S NOTE: What would it take for someone to believe they’d been ghosted by one of life’s tried and true friends? Because there are people in my life who, if they ever stopped talking to me, I would have to assume were trapped under a boulder. I honestly got obsessed with this thought. What would it take to give up on that person like that – a-trapped-under-a-boulder person?

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Reading Around the Globe: Clo in England

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Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

  1. What is your name? Hey I’m Clo, resident tea addict and sarcastic bookdragon here.
  2. Blog URL? https://bookdragons247.wordpress.com
  3. Twitter handle? @eloisethewriter
  4. Where do you live? I live in the UK, England in a small rural village…with nothing. As in we have no shops, no post office and no longer a pub. It’s pretty though but still very q u i e t. Continue reading
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