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    Self Exam: Erasure Tendencies

    by  • May 22, 2015 • 1 Comment

    I came to a pretty startling realization about myself recently, well startling to me. I am a white cisgender heterosexual woman. I recognize this is, in most respects, a very privileged position to be in. I am also a very liberal person politically, socially, and even in my interpretation of religion. But even this tendency...

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    Book Review: The Book of Strange New Things

    by  • February 4, 2015 • 0 Comments


    As the first book I’ve managed to finish in 2015, The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber is holding a special place in my reader’s heart. Peter Leigh is an English minister who has been chosen to serve as a missionary on Oasis, a colony on a distant planet. Built, owned, and operated...

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    January Wrap Up: 2015 So Far

    by  • February 2, 2015 • 0 Comments


    So, I made some pretty big plans and promises for 2015 (most of them to myself) and so far: none of them are panning out. Life and work have really told me a thing or two about what they think of my plans. It feels a little silly to be complaining about having too...

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    Whynott Blog’s 2014 Reading Stats

    by  • January 1, 2015 • 4 Comments


    So, that year went by quickly! I’m starting 2015 way behind on posts I’ve been meaning to write. As usual one of my resolutions is to get better at time management. One of those posts was my “Top Picks of 2014″ post, but I just can’t do it. I read a lot of really...

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    Book Review: Under This Beautiful Dome

    by  • December 15, 2014 • 2 Comments

    Under This Beautiful Dome

    Beautiful. Honest. Heartbreaking. These are just a few of the descriptors that can be applied to Terry Mutchler’s brave new memoir, Under this Beautiful Dome. It was the ’90s, the era of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and DOMA. Sexual orientation was an even hotter topic than it is today, and any act of honesty could...

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    Future Reading Plans

    by  • October 31, 2014 • 1 Comment


    With 2014 winding down, I’ve been making plans for the future. Well, actually I don’t need anything to be winding anywhere in order to do that. My mind just sort of does that continuously. But making plans is only fun if you share them, and they might result in some changes to the content...

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    Book Tour: How to Build a Girl

    by  • October 22, 2014 • 3 Comments


    Being a teenage girl is horrible. My friend and I were talking about it the other day, and we both decided no amount of money could make us willingly repeat our teenage years. It’s a miserable few years full of awkward self exploration and pressure. Caitlin Moran’s first novel, How to Build a Girl captures...

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    Book Review: Sweetness #9

    by  • September 8, 2014 • 1 Comment


    I don’t know what I was expecting when I started Sweetness #9. I had been hearing nothing but praise, I was vaguely aware of the Colbert connection, but hadn’t read so much as a plot summary before I picked this novel up for reviewing. Upon reading the inside flap, my expectations grew muddier if that...

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    Blog Tour: Flings

    by  • September 4, 2014 • 3 Comments


    Welcome to my very first blog tour post! I’m so excited to have been invited by TLC Book Tours to be a part of promoting Justin Taylor’s new collection of short stories, Flings. Flings is a collection of stories about characters caught at some kind of turning point or crossroads. There’s a group of friends just...

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    Book Review: Bittersweet

    by  • July 17, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s third novel, Bittersweet, is a long, winding, slow-burning fuse of a novel that leads to one hell of a stack of dynamite at the end. Mabel Dagmar is nobody special. She’s got into the prestigious East Coast college she attends on scholarship, escaping across the country from a tangled family history in Portland,...

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    Book Review: Redshirts

    by  • July 15, 2014 • 0 Comments


    Any Trekkie will tell you: never be the one in the red shirt on the away team. This is the premise from which John Scalzi builds his story in Redshirts. Ensign Andrew Dahl is ecstatic to be assigned to work to the flagship of the Universal Union Capital, the Intrepid. Top of his class at the...

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