Posts by Whitney


Hi there, ROUGH WEEK Y’ALL. Freaking Nazis everywhere. This is just garbage.  As a little themed reading, I picked up a copy of Art Spiegelman’s The Complete Maus. I suppose when there are Nazi’s running wild, the best thing to do is to remember the last time that happened and keep in mind how important it is to use every ounce of your personal privilege to fight for the rights of people who...

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Hi lovelies, Welcome me back from the great white north! Or the great smokey north, as most of British Columbia seems to be on fire, spreading smoke across the better part of BC, Washington and Oregon. Oh, did you not hear about that? Too worried that we’re going to war with North Korea? Yeah, me too. On crazy mad weeks like this one, I feel like I need the hide out of reading a great book just to keep me grounded. Fortunately,...

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Hi lovelies, It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made an appearance at Book Club Brunch. After two years of managing Imaginary Book Club, I needed a solid break. I think it’s natural that occasionally the thing that you love the most becomes the most draining part of your life, and I felt like I hit a wall. Happily, I’m now on an upswing – focusing on the positive and finding myself more energized than...

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I started and stopped writing this review a handful of times. Every time I started writing, I thought about the beautifully lyrical quality of Stephanie Danler’s writing in Sweetbitter and I just had to stop. A unique compliment for a debut novel, I found every ounce of Sweetbitter to be dripping with visual visceral language. I’m such a sucker for a beautifully written sentence. So when I came to write about it, I felt weirdly...

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Hi there, Happy first full week of summer! I took a proper stay-cation last week, enjoying the sunshine in Washington, DC and catching up on some much needed quality time with my bookshelves. I finished Rubyfruit Jungle, which made me absurdly happy. I’m not sure what it is about this book. It’s a pretty universal coming of age story, but there are elements that feel so new and original despite the fact that it was written...

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