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11 Anthologies All YA Lovers Need to Add To Their TBR Stack

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I think anthologies are so not loved enough. So many great stories can be found in anthologies.

I say this as a biased college graduate who still collects Norton Anthologies. They’re just so pretty.

Have you read any of the titles on Bustle’s list? Which is your favorite?

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Where do you read? After a long day at work, I spoiled myself and found a spot by the water at my favorite park. Naturally, I brought some reading material with me. Tolstoy’s not a bad model, am I right?

I’ve been MIA lately, actually, because of Tolstoy. I always promised myself I’d finally read War and Peace and with a trip to see The Great Comet on Broadway in late July, I devoted an entire month to making that happen.

I’m good when it comes to two things:

  1. Time limits. Give me a date when something needs to be finished and it’ll be finished.
  2. Doing things that people tell me I can’t. Which is pretty funny when you think about it. I’m as obedient as they come. But if you tell me that I’ll never finish War and Peace, well, guess what? Imma finish War and Peace.

So the takeaways of this? War and Peace is long. War and Peace is heavy — it actually took me some time to get used to walking again without the Russian tome sitting in my purse. The Great Comet is strange and magical and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before and I recommend it. (The lighting, you guys. THE LIGHTING.) And quite happily for me, I’m back. I’ll be reading and reviewing hopefully a lot, starting with the above book.

Any book requests? Anything you’d like me to cover? Want some bookish recipes? Reach out and I’ll happily oblige.

I’ve missed you guys. Peace and love,

Lauren

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A Link from Bustle: I Re-Read My Favorite American Girl Book as an Adult

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I was more a Felicity girl myself but I have to agree about American Girl stories standing up to this day.

(I’m a little obsessed with American Girl still. I have the cookbooks. I have the spatula. I’m subscribed to their newsletter and rejoice every time I see a new one in my inbox. American Girl doesn’t just cater to children, it caters to the young people in the generation who met the girls first. And that’s wonderful.)

What  American Girl mementos do you have hanging around?

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Review Time!: When Dimple Met Rishi

Ready for our first review? Strap on in!

When Dimple Met Rishi
by Sandhya Menon
published by SimonTeen (May 30, 2017)
384 pages

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When Dimple Met Rishi follows two very teenagers who are destined to meet.

Dimple, an aspiring web developer, has no time for anything but following her dreams. She’s solely focused on meeting her STEM icon and building up her resume for the brightest future imaginable.

Rishi, on the other hand, is a bit of a hopeless romantic. Fond of his cultural heritage and determined to please his parents, Rishi is a little too eager when his parents send him to a summer program with the promise that his promised bride will also be attending.

That promised bride just so happens to be Dimple who embraces Rishi by splashing him in the face with her iced coffee. Perhaps she would’ve been more open to the arrangement had her parents warned her. Can they learn to accept each other and maybe even love each other?

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Levar Burton is back!

Not at all ashamed of how much I love Levar Burton. If you haven’t heard, the Reading Rainbow and Star Trek  veteran is back with a new podcast about reading.

And yes. He tells the listeners stories.

Check it out! It will officially be available tomorrow on all platforms but you can listen early. Happy Monday indeed!