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    Diary of a First Year Freelancer

    by  • February 7, 2014 • 2 Comments

    About a year ago I was working at a job that I didn’t necessarily hate, but it wasn’t lighting my fire. My bosses weren’t giving me the opportunity to utilize my skills and work on projects that both interested me and benefitted them. “I just want to write,” I kept telling them. And instead...

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    Book Review: The Here and Now

    by  • April 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    I loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and My Name is Memory was the first book I read for fun after graduating college. I read it in one sitting. I would call myself a fan of Ann Brashares. That being said, her latest novel The Here and Now is a bit of a disappointment. Prenna...

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    It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

    by  • April 7, 2014 • 2 Comments

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    Wow, I haven’t done one of these in a while! I’ve been in a bit of a slump lately. But a new month is a new chance to get in the groove! This week I’m reading The Other Side of Paradise by Julia Cooke. It’s a new release from Seal Press, out this month. I’m...

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    Obligation Reading

    by  • April 2, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    I recently read an article in The New York Times in which two writers talked about the first books they felt they “should” read. The first writer, Dana Stevens, talked about how the people in her life shaped her reading selections at a young age. It was a nice, nostalgic take on the question, but...

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    March Wrap Up

    by  • March 31, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Wow! I can’t believe March is pretty much over already! This month was a little better than last as far as reading goes. I read a total of 6 books, only one of which was an audiobook. If you made me pick a favorite, I guess I’d have to say The Fever by Megan Abbott....

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    Book Review: The Fever

    by  • March 26, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    I usually try not to do this, but in this case I can’t help it. I’m going to tell you guys about a book that isn’t coming out for a while. I’m sorry that you have to wait for it, but believe me, it’ll be worth it! Megan Abbott has done it again. Her...

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    Book Review: Divergent

    by  • March 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, I’m pretty sure you’re aware that the latest YA series movie adaptation hit theaters today. Divergent is the first of Veronica Roth’s three-part dystopian YA series. Beatrice Prior has grown up in a world without war, disease, or murder. This is because society...

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    Book Review: Book Lovers

    by  • March 19, 2014 • 4 Comments

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    Today on The Whynott Blog, we’re getting naughty! Ever had a sensuous dream about Mr. Darcy? Is a steamy rendezvous in the stacks at an old library your secret fantasy? Then I have the book of sexy stories for you! Shawna Kenney has gathered a collection of racy tales written especially for the literary...

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    Audiobook Review: Annihilation

    by  • March 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Annihilation is the first book in Jeff Vandermeer’s Souther Reach Trilogy. I mentioned it before in my post about media binging, the entire series is being released in 2014. Although I may not agree with this method of delivery, after listening to this first book I can’t say I’m upset about not having to...

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