Posts by Austyn


Independent Bookstore Day is here, hooray! The last Saturday in April, Independent Bookstore Day (IBD) is celebrated nationwide, often with fun events and readings planned. Why do indie bookstores deserve their own day of recognition? Because as indiebookstoreday.com states, “Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers.” In the Tri-Cities, Washington where I was...

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Why hello there, Happy spring! Between house-hunting and preparing to start my new job, my life has been in full transition mode lately. The housing market here is insane: one of the houses we loved had 19 other offers on it! To deal with the stress, I have been reading like crazy. I absolutely loved The Hate U Give. Have y’all read it yet?? I stayed up until 2am one night because I was so engrossed! What’s keeping you up...

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Have you ever read the premise of a book, gotten super excited, read it, and then been terribly disappointed? That was my exact experience with Arsenic with Austen by Katherine Bolger Hyde. My dad actually pre-ordered this book for me because he knows I love cozy mysteries and Jane Austen, and it is set in Portland and the Oregon Coast. When he told me I was really excited! Anytime a cozy can throw in literary references I am in. The...

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If you’re looking for the perfect suspenseful book, these titles will definitely deliver! 1. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie CLASSIC. So creepy! Eight guests are invited to an island under various guises, and are greeted by the island butler and cook, who state that their hosts have not yet arrived. After dinner, they listen to a recording which accuses each of the ten of terrible crimes. Who made the recording? Who...

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Why hello there, Greetings from Eastern Washington! I’ve done a lot of traveling the past few days, down to Eugene and Ashland, Oregon, and up to the Dalles and the Tri-Cities, Washington. Along the way I made sure to stop at as many independent bookstores as possible, and I have some lovely treasures to show from it! Independent bookstore day is coming up April 29th. Look for my upcoming posts highlighting The Book Exchange,...

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