The Heart’s Invisible Furies I Book Review

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The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne has been getting rave reviews everywhere I’ve seen it posted, so I was stoked to finally get my hands on a copy. (Thank you, library.) The whole time I was reading this book (all 850 pages of it), I was thinking, “Wow, I can’t wait to review this!” It opens with a bang:  … Read More

Carry On | Book Review

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Let me (Lindsay) cut to the case, Carry On was a difficult read at the beginning and the end. When I first read about Simon Snow in Fangirl, his inspiration was obvious – it consisted of 8 books revolving around a boy wizard chosen to defeat…something.” Insert eye rolls here, but I overlooked it in Fangirl. After all it wasn’t the … Read More

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo//Book Review

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For those of you who don’t know, the Beckner half of us (that’s me!) is in grad school right now, so reading for pleasure is almost a thing of the past. The piles of to-be-read books around my house continue to grow, grow, grow – much to my husband’s chagrin.   That being said, I sneak in a good book in … Read More

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter//Book Review

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My friend Hannah mailed me her copy of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter back in the fall because she said something about the book reminded her of me. Insert a thousand heart smiley faces here. (Because I love my friend Hannah, and I love snail mail, and I love books, and I love that she was thinking of me.) One of … Read More

A Few of My Favourite Modern Authors

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We do a lot of book reviews in this space, because we recognize the value in shouting other professionals in our craft. And because we read as much as we can to entertain ourselves, and also to grow in our craft. That being said, there are a few authors with whom I’d really love to sit down and grab a … Read More

Small Great Things//Book Review

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I just found out that one of my most recent reads, Small Great Things, is destined for the big screen. Yes, yes, I’m a little behind on the news. Anyway, it’s starring Viola Davis and Julia Roberts, so let’s all be excited. (If you listen to the Lindsay half of us, you should always watch the movie before you read … Read More

The Hating Game//Book Review

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I know we’re supposed to be writing (and we are, promise), but we also read as much as we can to keep up the inspiration. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is probably the sexiest book I’ve ever read. Let me be clear that  I don’t read ‘sexy’ books as a general rule of thumb. Straight romances are not my … Read More

Fangirl//Book Review

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One of the most consistent things we do for our own writing is to read. We read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, histories, leadership books, personal development books, young adult books. It’s an incredible gift to be able to learn from other authors and have our own creativity fed by the beautiful things they’ve created. To that end, we will be sharing … Read More