The Valley of Amazement: A Review by Shannon

I remember reading Memoirs of a Geisha back in high school and being totally blown away by the world that Arthur Golden brought to life. The exotic courtesan houses, the elaborate costumes, the complicated and disturbing roles these women played… Ever since reading it I’ve searched for other books that would take me further into […]

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Bookmarks: November 1st

1. IFOA is still going strong. What events have you gone to so far? Stephen King at the PEN Gala! “You can call my mind morbid, but hey, I make a lot of money from it!” Last night while some of you were trick-or-treating, IFOA hosted The Journey Prize for the 25th year running! Yann […]

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Bookmarks: September 13th

IT’S FRIDAY THE 13TH, and things can get a little crazy, but we have so much great news to even the day out! 1. Queen J.K. Rowling has announced that she will be penning a screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This textbook, mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is […]

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Savvy Reader Book Club: Three Souls

What makes Three Souls a good book club choice? “Janie Chang’s debut novel, Three Souls, transports you into a world drowning in tradition, yet thriving on family and love. It is a very human story that presents you with characters and relationships you just can’t get enough of. You get a glimpse of 1920s China […]

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