Posts by Whitney


Good lord, I thought I was going to like this book a heck of a lot more than I actually did. For someone who is a dedicated lover of A Prairie Home Companion, I assumed that I could pick up any one of Garrison Keillor’s books and happily be consumed by the warmth, humor, and enjoyment that I get curled up with a coffee listening to A Prairie Home Companion. When I added Lake Wobegon Days to my 35 by 35 reading list (let me know if...

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Happy Saturday! This was one of those weeks where I thought it would never come. Sometimes, the week is just too much for me. It’s easy to get drowned in the day-to-day. That’s why we’re shaking it up around here! We’ve launched a brand-new Facebook Group – the perfect spot to share your latest read, and get to know others within the Imaginary Book Club community! If you haven’t joined already, hop...

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When I met Tara Clancy at Book Riot Live last fall, I could not stop laughing. Clancy is such a character. She’s a born storyteller, bravely narrating her own life in the boldest Queens accent you could imagine. She once told NPR:  “Unfortunately, people hear [my accent] and they don’t think, ‘Now there’s a person who popularized quantum electrodynamics,'” she says. “They hear it and they make...

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Hi y’all, Whenever spring hits, I start getting a little antsy. Of course, I hit the spring cleaning hard (don’t ask me about the bags of books sitting in the corner of my bedroom), but I also start wanting to shake other things up in my life. Whether it’s signing up for a ridiculous plan of running a 5K every Friday in April, to taking a class at my local small business development center, to cutting off half my...

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It was rather obvious what Dave Eggers was imagining when he began developing the novel The Circle. It’s something I think we all consider in this day and age. We’re living in an age of social media and public presence, in which people spend countless hours documenting their lives on the internet and observing the lives of others. What happens when you take that logic to the ultimate conclusion? What happens when privacy ceases to be...

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