Posts by Austyn


Fredrik Backman is unable to give a short answer. He knows this, and I appreciate that! When his publicist said he had time for one last quick questions, and specified “one quick question, Fredrik,” he replied that no matter how quick the question, he could easily come up with a very long answer! This self-awareness made for a very entertaining author event at Powell’s on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The event began with Backman engaging in...

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Hello there, How is it already July? Time is flying over here! I got to see my first Drum Corps show tonight and holy cow…it was awesome! The Blue Devils were by far the best on the field: I don’t know how they manage to march, run, and dance with instruments without missing a beat, but it was freaking impressive! Last month was crazy, so I’m totally behind on reading Rubyfruit Jungle, but I read Everything I Never...

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Hello! First off, love is love is love. Happy Pride month!! Father’s Day is on Sunday. It’s a great time to tell the father-figures in your life that you appreciate them! I’m lucky to have a dad who has always believed I was destined for great things, and who backs up my decisions, even the super hard ones. Love you dad! (Did I mention that his favorite IBC post by yours-truly was my withering review of Wuthering...

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Happy June! May was a crazy month for me. I started a new job, turned 30, and got an offer accepted on a house! (Don’t get too excited though, we haven’t had our inspection yet so the house could still fall through). So I’ve been falling asleep on my couch every night at 9pm, sitting up, with my mouth open. Like the classy adult woman I am. May was a tough month for the world at large. The terrorist attack at Ariana...

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Why hello! It’s May, which means spring may have sprung where you live! It also means that I turn the big 3-0 this month. That’s crazy! It feels like only yesterday I was in my early 20’s, broke and trying to figure out life. Now I’m less broke, but still working on figuring out life! I started a new job this week and so far it is wonderful! Yay for positive change! If your spring is not feeling so happy, check...

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