Review of “Charlie Murphy”

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Books on the early days of baseball are always fascinating, and this biography of Charlie Murphy, the owner of the Cubs in the early 20th century, is no exception.  Here is my review: Title/Author: “Charlie Murphy: The Iconclastic Showman behind the Chicago Cubs” by Jason Cannon… Read More »Review of “Charlie Murphy”

Jeffrey Thomson’s Playlist for His Poetry Collection “Museum of Objects Burned by the Souls in Purgatory”

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In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Roxane Gay, and… Read More »Jeffrey Thomson’s Playlist for His Poetry Collection “Museum of Objects Burned by the Souls in Purgatory”

JUNE FIRST by JENNIFER HARTMANN

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5 emotional, forbidden stars!! “When the day comes and you regret this, I pray you can forgive me.” “I’ll never regret this. Never” ‘I’ll never regret you.’ Tragic, forbidden, overwhelmingly emotional, and with a melancholy and sombre tone weaved through its entirety, June First had… Read More »JUNE FIRST by JENNIFER HARTMANN

Shorties (An Excerpt from Morgan Talty’s Story Collection, An Excerpt from Margo Price’s Memoir, and more)

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The Rumpus shared an excerpt from one of my favorite books of the year, Morgan Talty’s story collection Night of the Living Rez. NPR Music shared an excerpt from Margo Price’s memoir Maybe We’ll Make It. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Communion by Bell… Read More »Shorties (An Excerpt from Morgan Talty’s Story Collection, An Excerpt from Margo Price’s Memoir, and more)

How Old Is Anakin In Episode One?

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Anakin Skywalker is one of the most famous and influential characters in and out of the Star Wars universe. His story is the very start of the franchise’s media and …

Clones at 20 | Costume Designer Trisha Biggar Reflects on Her Most Challenging Film

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The middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, arrived May 16, 2002. To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Clones at 20, a special series of interviews, editorials, and more. Costume designer Trisha Biggar joined the production staff defining the look of the Star… Read More »Clones at 20 | Costume Designer Trisha Biggar Reflects on Her Most Challenging Film

Clones at 20 | Rob Coleman on Bringing Yoda, Dexter Jettster, and More to Digital Life

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The middle chapter of the prequel trilogy, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, arrived May 16, 2002. To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, StarWars.com presents Clones at 20, a special series of interviews, editorials, and more. On July 14, 1999, Rob Coleman attended the London premiere of the first Star… Read More »Clones at 20 | Rob Coleman on Bringing Yoda, Dexter Jettster, and More to Digital Life

20 Best Julia Garner Movies & TV Shows

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Julia Garner is an American model and actress. She is best known for her roles in the series The Americans (2015–2018), the Netflix miniseries Maniac (2018), the Bravo true-crime series Dirty John (2018–2019), and plays the title role in the Netflix miniseries Inventing Anna (2022). In films, she has starred in Electrick Children (2012), We Are What… Read More »20 Best Julia Garner Movies & TV Shows

Read Harder: Library Edition

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The first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson’s action-packed middle-grade fantasy—now in paperback with an all-new cover! | On my thirteenth birthday, I, Alcatraz Smedry, received my inheritance: a bag of sand. I thought the sand was a joke until Evil Librarians came… Read More »Read Harder: Library Edition

Daily Finds: Monday, May 16

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This site is reader-supported. When you buy through links on this site I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. (Likewise, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) Thanks. ____ Christian Fiction and Nonfiction Finds $1.59 / $1.99 Flights… Read More »Daily Finds: Monday, May 16

Best Digimon series: ranked

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Digimon, which is short for Digital Monsters, is likewise a Japanese media franchise created by Akiyoshi Hongo (which is the collective pseudonym of a series of unknown individuals) in 1997. Digimon started off as a series of virtual pets, akin to—and influenced in style by—the… Read More »Best Digimon series: ranked

Unsalvageable by J Hali Steele

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Unsalvageable by J Hali Steele Sanguine Blood Seekers Book 1 Publisher: Changeling Press/Razor’s Edge Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, LGBTQ Rating: 3 stars Reviewed by Nymphaea Vampires are real! Sten Majkovic has lived longer than he ever dreamed possible. Among his kind it isn’t easy having… Read More »Unsalvageable by J Hali Steele

THE PATRON THIEF OF BREAD

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The Crowns, a ragged band of waifs, is the only family Duck has ever known—so when its sneering, verbally abusive leader proposes planting her in a bakery as an apprentice to steal food and money, she is eager to prove herself. However, Master Griselde Baker… Read More »THE PATRON THIEF OF BREAD