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How to NOT Celebrate Valentine’s Day, But Still Celebrate (+Books, Of Course!)

I am a Valentine's Day Scrooge. I think it's a Hallmark-created holiday full of needless obligation to buy needless things. But that's depressing...so let's talk about 2 WAY better holidays!

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The Book That Made Me a Feminist

With the recent Women's March and women taking a larger role on the world stage, the idea of feminism has been on my mind a lot. I am a feminist and proud. But what made me this way?

Forget Laughter, Books Are the Best Medicine.

They say laughter is the best medicine. I say it has some competition with books.

You Can Never Escape Middle School (or A Neurotic Writer at a Conference)

It feels like I'm in middle school. It's the first day of 7th grade all over again and I'm the new kid. The only difference? I'm an adult. That's kind of a big difference.

What If…Brushes With Death, Cats and Books

Today I almost died. 

For Banned Books Week!…Books that Were Banned for Ridiculous Reasons

Banned books week crept up on me! I usually keep an eye on bookish "holidays" but with my busy schedule this one almost passed me by. ALMOST! Luckily I have some friends who help me remember these things.

Feminist: A Curse Word

If someone called me a "feminist" or a "bleeding heart liberal" or even a "libtard" my first response would be, "Well, thanks!" And then I'd say, "And nice to see you matured past the name-calling of 7th grade." (I wouldn't be able to help myself. I mean really, "libtard," come on.)

Sometimes There Should Only Be One: Sequels I Wish Were Never Made

Like the Highlander, sometimes there really should only be one. If you're unfamiliar with my arcane reference to the 1980s cult film, it's about a bunch of immortal highlanders who battle each other until only one is left. That's not really why I'm using this example.

Traveling with the Travelers: Judging a New England Town by Its Bookstore

I have two philosophies when it comes to travel. One: Choose one location and delve into all the nuances and quirks of that one place. Two: Visit as many different places in a general location that will reasonably fit into the length of the vacation. Regardless, I make sure to always visit the town's bookstore.

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