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- If you're a book lover, Pittsburgh is an AMAZING city to live in - or to visit! In my latest #booktube video (linked in bio), I talk about what makes the 'Burgh a book lover's dream city and my own personal experience living here for almost the past decade. There's also some footage inside three great Pittsburgh bookstores - a big thanks to @amazingbooksandrecords, @riverstonebookstore, and @citybookspgh for letting me film inside your stores! Also, check out my companion piece on literary Pittsburgh that I wrote for the book newsletter @bookpostusa - you can also find that link in my bio!Ten years ago today, my favorite book of all time - Rules of Civility by Amor Towles - was released. I've read it a total of seven times now, and I can't even begin to express how much this book means to me. Every year I get something new from it. I was elated to be able to team up with @northavecandles to create a candle - a sultry mix of cedar, ginger, juniper, and champagne - inspired by an early scene in the book in which the three main characters meet at a jazz club on New Year's Eve.A few weeks ago, I asked for your opinions on which books I should get rid of from my second shelf of unread fiction and now, the results are in! After consulting your comments and doing a try a chapter tag (that video just went live on my #booktube channel - link in bio), these are sadly the ones I'm saying farewell to. They'll be sold to my local used bookstore for credit and hopefully will find loving homes shortly thereafter. I'll be introducing you to shelf number 3's books in the near future, so stay tuned!Storms are rolling through Pittsburgh today, so I'll be spending the first day of the weekend catching up on chores, writing, and continuing to read this ARC of Below the Edge of Darkness, a memoir of a marine biologist who, at one point in her early life, was temporarily blinded after a surgery that went very wrong.
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When I read a book, I like it to be a complete sensory experience. I suspect that’s why I read so seasonally; I even like the weather and the time of year to match my books in order to help … Continue reading
I’ll never forget a moment that happened at the office of my old job. Our team was chit-chatting one morning as we normally did, and when we randomly got on the topic of TV shows, I revealed that I love … Continue reading
Though I make all of my reading public online, my friends and family largely ignore it, and I’m grateful for that. Thus, I do frequently get asked what I’m reading by people I know personally. When people have posed this … Continue reading
I started this blog roughly four years ago, and with the sincerest intentions. I planned to use it, if not regularly, then at least semi-regularly as I continued making Booktube content. As is made obvious by almost immediate cessation of … Continue reading
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy a good cocktail. And if you’re reading a book blog, you probably enjoy reading as well. My question is… There’s nothing quite like experiencing two things that give you a similar feeling. Reading a … Continue reading