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My name is Angie and I'm a lifelong bibliophile. I read all kinds of books but I have a particularly soft spot for YA, urban fantasy, fantasy, and mystery novels. In real life I'm an editor for an educational publisher and spend most of my time researching and writing about people and cultures from around the world. I got my masters in English literature and am particularly partial to the Victorian period. I spent a few years teaching freshman composition at my local university and, even though I love being an editor, I still miss teaching every day. I'm married to an audiophile/photographer who (thankfully) understands obsessive hobbies and fully supports my habit. I am also Mom to three little squirts--7-year-old Will, 2-year-old Piper, and brand new baby Finn--all named for characters in a book. Can you guess which ones? They keep me busy and happy. I don't get much sleep because I spend whatever spare time I have reading feverishly and blogging into the late hours of the night!

Authors/Publishers
I happily accept books for review. YA, urban fantasy, fantasy, and mysteries are favorites but I enjoy a variety of genres and love trying new things. 

Other Places I Can Be Found

Interviews, Profiles, & Guest Blogs
Interview & Blogger Profile at Mrs. Magoo Reads
Interview at Ink and Paper
Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blogger Interview Swap at Muse Book Reviews and Her Book Self
Guest Dare at The Book Smugglers: Review of Mr. Impossible
YA Appreciation Month at The Book Smugglers: Angie on Reading Young Adult Books
Guest Blog for Smugglivus at The Book Smugglers: 20082009, 2010
Guest Blog at Peace Love & Pat: Bookpushers Anonymous
Guest Blog for Pursuing the Lioness Challenge at Tempting Persephone
Guest Blog for Literary Love Event at See Michelle Read: It's All About the Slow Burn
Guest Blog for Books We Love at Book Chick City
Guest Blog for We Love YA! at Chachic's Book Nook
Guest Blog on Best Retellings at Steph Su Reads

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I thought today would be the perfect day to review this unicorn of a book. It is All Saints' Day—a fitting day to revisit all the crooked ones, no? It is also the first day of November and so, today, . . . well, you know the rest. What I'm saying is, today is kind of the perfect day to do all the Maggie Stiefvater-related things! Which is, of course, why I'll be attending her signing event later this evening at my local indie, key in hand. I know. I win today. I do. What I do not do is take it for granted. My good fortune or this book. This beautiful, beautiful book. But before we get into my reaction, I want to make a brief request. If you haven't yet had a chance to read Maggie's post on how this book came about and what it was originally going to be and what it actually became, I straight up implore you to do so. It is one of my favorite things I've read this year and it is something I needed to read this year. My favorite line? "I discovered that I wa…

Angie's Best Books of 2018

It is the last day of the year. Are you with me? We made it this far. I think we'd better keep going. I always enjoy arriving at this final post of the year so much. I love seeing all of your lists and all of the books and words and hearts and monumental efforts that gave you life this year. That helped get you to this point. With me. I have felt rather keenly these last 365 days how in it together we are. How we have to be. And I am grateful for you. For each of you who leave comments and send recommendations and write and read and push forward into the darkness. I'm so grateful for you. 
And so here I leave my best books of the year. It's a whopping 28 titles, guys. Twenty. Eight. I haven't had a list that long in a handful of years at least. That is something to smile at. A record of a year well read, indeed.

Photo by @aamith (in the order in which I read them)

Circeby Madeline Miller The Princeby Katharine Ashe Burn Brightby Patricia Briggs Any Groom Will Doby Charis …

Angie's 2019 Must Be Mine List

A clean slate, my friends. Complete with a brand new list of titles I can't wait to read. Here they are, my most anticipated books of 2019:





And no covers for these ones yet, but I'm counting down the days just the same: A Modest Independenceby Mimi Matthews Echo in Onyxby Sharon Shinn Ninth Houseby Leigh Bardugo The Wallflower Wagerby Tessa Dare The Nobodiesby Liza Palmer The Harp of Kingsby Juliet Marillier Crescent Cityby Sarah J. Maas
Which titles are on your list?