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My name is Angie, and I'm a lifelong bibliophile with a soft spot for YA, urban fantasy, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, 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 have a masters in English literature and am 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. I am also Mom to three rascals13-year-old Will, 8-year-old Piper, and 5-year-old Finn (and one two-month-old puppy named Sodapop)all named for characters in books. Can you guess which ones?

Interviews, Profiles, & Guest Blogs

Amour et Florand @ Chachic's Book Nook
Old School Middle Grade Roundtable @ The Book Smugglers
Heroine Week @ Romance Around the Corner
Retell Me a Story @ One Librarian's Book Reviews
If You Like This, You Might Like That @ The Readventurer
Seven Days for Sevenwaters @ Book Harbinger
Women in SF&F Month @ Fantasy Cafe: 2012, 2013
A North & South Celebration @ Melanie's Musings: From a North & South Fangirl
Queen's Thief Week @ Chachic's Book Nook: Bibliovangelizing the Queen's Thief Series
Christmas Couples Countdown @ Not Enough Bookshelves
Best Retellings @ Steph Su Reads
We Love YA! @ Chachic's Book Nook
Books We Love @ Book Chick City
Literary Love Event @ See Michelle Read: It's All About the Slow Burn
Pursuing the Lioness Challenge @ Tempting Persephone
Peace Love & Pat: Bookpushers Anonymous
Guest Blog for Smugglivus @ The Book Smugglers: 20082009, 20102011, 2012
YA Appreciation Month @ The Book Smugglers: Angie on Reading Young Adult Books
Guest Dare @ The Book Smugglers: Review of Mr. Impossible
Book Blogger Appreciation Week Blogger Interview Swap at Muse Book Reviews, Her Book Self, and Wordsmithonia

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Angie's Best Books of 2016

Let's just lay our cards on the table, shall we, and agree that, on the whole, 2016 was an abysmal year.
And I'd just like to personally invite it not to let the door hit it on the way out.
This is me being as charitable as I can possibly be at this point. 
That said, I want to send a glorious shout out to the wonderful books that have come out this past year, and to all the authors (and readers) who have not given in to the anxiety, depression, anger, and fear that I know so many of us have felt throughout the past twelve months (or more). It is the last day of the year, and I have poured all of my gratitude (and hope for a better one to come) into my annual list of my favorite reads of the year. Just 17 this year. Fewer than the past few years, which indicates a healthy dose of necessary rereading in this year that has been what it was, as well as the fact that I just didn't get to as many new releases.


(in the order in which I read them)
The Thirteenth Earlby Evelyn Pry…

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This belongs here in the happy-making column this week because these women are killing it.

My Year of Georgette Heyer | Book the First: The Convenient Marriage

This is not a drill. I repeat, THIS IS NOT A DRILL. I believe I am, in fact, upon the brink of accomplishing something that I have been meaning to do for years. I want you all to be the first to know that I just read my first very Georgette Heyer. That's right. I actually did it. After years of promising myself and countless others (many of you) that I would do it, I finally managed it! And I can tell that I'm about to dive headlong into a full-fledged binge.

After consulting all of your past comments on which Heyers are your favorites and why (and after some serious counsel from Beth and a well-timed trip to our local Barnes & Noble), I chose to start with The Convenient Marriage. I had no idea it would turn out to contain, without question, one of my favorite proposal scenes ever. The kind of proposal scene that makes you feel like nothing could ever go wrong after it. It takes place very early on, and it made me laugh and sigh repeatedly with delight. I know I will be …