His Hideous Heart Readalong: Voracious Book Club Pick for January

It’s my birthday month, and you know what that means… the third annual #poeathon! Each year for my birthday, I’ve hosted some kind of group reading event to celebrate my birthday (which I share with Poe), and this year it’s time to tackle the 2018 YA anthology His Hideous Heart.

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I fully intend to read these books in my reading chair, under my Raven litograph, and snuggled in my The Raven blanket in full Poe Hoe Glory. But you can join in without all the swag, promise!

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2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Semi-Finalists!

I’m pleased to announce the semi-finalists for the second annual Bookish Jazz Awards! πŸŽ‰ Designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year, the goal of these awards is to recognize all of the amazing stories we got to read this year!

πŸ† Related: Read more about the history of the awards & why they were created!

The Semi-Finalists

201 young adult and adult novels have made it to the semi-finals for the 2020 Jazzies! Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast your votes, and congratulations to all of these books & the authors! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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2020 Bookish Jazz Awards Nominees: Vote now for your favorite books!

Welcome to the second annual Bookish Jazz Awards! πŸŽ‰ Designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year, the goal of these awards is to recognize all of the amazing stories we got to read this year!

πŸ† Related: Read more about the history of the awards & why they were created!

I am so excited to reveal the nominations to you all! And now YOU get to vote for YOUR favorites – which ones will make it to the semi-final round? It is up to you!

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October Adventure Log: a month in review

Did October come and go like a fever dream for anyone else? I am so disappointed because I feel like I didn’t get to experience Spooky Season to its fullest potential.

The weather is finally beginning to cool a bit here in Southern California though, and the last week of October finally felt like Fall. It’s a shame that palm trees don’t change leaves, though!

But with a new month, it’s time to wrap-up everything October! My post format has changed a bit this month, so read on to hear all about what I read and hauled, and much more!

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7 Perfect Gift Ideas for Book Lovers

I don’t know about you, but my family always struggles with what to get their not-so-little bookworm for the holidays. They never seem to know which books to buy me, or worse… I wind up with multiples of the same book. I thought I’d put together a list of perfect gift ideas for book lovers that goes beyond the book light, bookmarks, and candles which typically make up these kinds of lists (no shade).

2020 has flown by and while it feels rather early to think towards the holiday season, the pandemic and USPS delays have created a perfect storm. It’s more important than ever to shop early to ensure adequate stock and shipping time!

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