Author Archives: Merin

The Time Has Come, the Walrus Said…

I think it’s officially time for me to bite the bullet and admit to myself – and you – that I am officially finished with this blog. Over the past several months – since I went on hiatus in March … Continue reading

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Hiatus Notice

So I’m sure those of you who regularly check up on my blog have noticed that I haven’t been around much. The truth is that I haven’t actually picked up a book in over two months – my reading so … Continue reading

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Top Ten Bookish OTPs

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers there at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly Delacorte, 2015 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Jo Montfort is beautiful and rich, and soon—like all the girls in her class—she’ll graduate from finishing school and be married off to a wealthy bachelor. Which is the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Bookish Settings I Love to Read About

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers there at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Soulless by Gail Carriger

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger Orbit, 2009 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters Amulet, 2014 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed … Continue reading

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Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant to Get to But Didn’t

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers there at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp Sourcebooks Fire, 2016 [Goodreads] [Book Depository] 10:00 a.m. The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel … Continue reading

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State of Merin

Somehow it has been two months since I made my last State of Me post – how did THAT happen? Apparently I was a bit more scatterbrained than I’d thought. So I shall now try to recap the last few … Continue reading

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