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Top Ten Books for a College Student

Happy Top Ten Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl ! Top Ten Books for a College Student Today was a back-to-school freebie at That Artsy Reader Girl , but I was inspired by  Sorry, I'm Booked 's post about top ten books for a college student, so I'm going to follow her lead, but with a twist, books for college seniors and books for recent college graduates! Also, I feel like I should note that I went "back-to-school" yesterday at the college where I work! It truly is amazing stepping back on campus and having all of that student energy after our quiet summer! Top Five  Six Books for College Seniors 1. Broken Earth trilogy by N.K. Jemisin These books weren't around when I was in college, but I've since recommended them to students I work with. Before you graduate, I think you should have a sense of what it's like to feel systemically oppressed, preferably within the novum of a fantasy novel. Plus, definitely fun for thought experiments (

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts

Bookish (And Not So Bookish) Thoughts is hosted at Bookishly Boisterous. 1. I'm trying Rent the Runway for the first time. I know Meg at A Practical Wedding is a huge fan, and it's always recommended in the APW comments. I'm going to a friend's wedding in September, so it seemed a good opportunity to check it out. I wasn't overwhelmed by the choices, but it's better than going to a store and basically you can rent a $495 dress for $40ish AND you then return it after the event, which appeals to me hugely in terms of money and space saved. Not that I would spend $495 on a dress, but I could easily spend $100-$200 and then have few occasions to wear it again. If you're interested, try my referral link, which will give you and me $30 off: 2. Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner inspired me to go grown-up back-to-school shopping! I always LOVED buying school supplies: notebooks, Post-Its, colored pencils, paper clips--it all

Top Ten Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Sites

Happy Top Ten Tuesday over at That Artsy Reader Girl ! Top Ten Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Sites I'm excited to share my favorites and see all of yours too! There are so many great book blogs and bookish sites out there! 1. Tor has my favorite bookish  newsletter . I love their book recs, articles on important SFF topics , and ongoing commentary on SFF TV and movies, like the new Picard Star Trek ! 2. I subscribe to their newsletter and love their 'Visiting Scribes' articles , by authors with recently published books. They also introduce me to a lot of Jewish interest books I might never have found on my own. 3. Electric Literature I actually found Electric Literature on Facebook, mostly when they have grabby headlines like The Secret Origins of Amy March  or other bookish candy clickbait. They also publish some really hard-hitting and insightful looks at the literary zeitgeist, like We Need to Start Taking Young Women's Lov

Library Haze

Last week, I took off from work, especially to finish (finally!) moving the last items out of our apartment and get a head start on unpacking in the new house. So, that's what I did the first part of the week. Then, I got a notification that a book I'd put on hold at the library had come in, so I had to go get it, and then, I was like, well, might as well look around...and I left with a stack of about six books, even though I figured I wouldn't get past the first one this week. Then, of course, like you do on vacation, I got sick. I'm still not feeling well despite planning to return to work tomorrow, but here are the books I finished this week (along with half a season of Queer Eye on Netflix).: p.s. a lot of amazing books came out in 2018! Besides these, I'm looking forward to Becky Chambers' Record of a Spaceborn Few , which is next up!