Posts by Austyn


Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan is the most gripping book I have read all year. I could not put it down, denying all my Netflix shows while I demolished this book. (I’m sorry complete re-watch of New Girl, you know I’ll come back to you!) Brain on Fire is scary and engrossing and Cahalan is incredibly brave to share her story, including anxiety about her future. Real talk: I have panic attacks when I think about...

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This post contains spoilers for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. You’ve been warned. Harry Potter (obviously spoken in a British accent) Just thinking about this series of books and all the characters within makes me happy. I read all the books growing up, saw all the films in theater, went to the midnight bookstore release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows while in college, and my partner and I both have Deathly Hallows...

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Imaginary Book Club is receiving a 3-month subscription to Book of the Month for no charge. This post contains affiliate links. If you click on them, we may make some money (thanks!). As you’ll see, this has not influenced our ability to review the subscription box without prejudice. So one of the many perks of being a part of Imaginary Book Club, besides getting to discuss lots of different books with amazing people, is that I...

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My favorite food, hands down, is pasta. I love pasta! I like making it, it’s delicious in long, thin strands or in stuffed shells, and you can do so much with it. I also love to travel. Not that I get to travel often, but I still love exploring new places and learning about different cultures. So when I picked up “On the Noodle Road: from Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta” by Jen Lin-Liu I was stoked. And by the time I...

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I love cozy mysteries! As I mentioned on Twitter (which I’m still learning to use!), my definition of a cozy mystery is a murder mystery with less gore, less cursing, amateur sleuths, and generally a theme or a niche- like cats, books, ghosts, etc. Most of my favorite series have something to do with books, go figure, but there are Amish cozies, knitting cozies, fixer-upper cozies, and lots of cozies with animal...

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