The Royal Abduls ~ Ramiza Shamoun Koya

Published by Forest Avenue Press Synopsis (via Goodreads): Evolutionary biologist Amina Abdul accepts a post-doc in Washington, DC, choosing her career studying hybrid zones over a faltering West Coast romance. Her brother and sister-in-law welcome her to the city, but their marriage is crumbling, and they soon rely on her to keep their son company. …

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The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2020

Special thanks to Algonquin Books and NetGalley for the free copy of The Algonquin Reader. This book is such a cool way to endorse and showcase some up and coming novels! Algonquin Books put together this mini-anthology that features 7 authors with original essays about the inspiration behind their new books AND a sneak peek …

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Annotating while reading – yay or nay?

As an English teacher, I am constantly telling my students to "annotate in the margins" for anything and everything that we read. But in my personal reading life, that habit does not carry over. When I was a student, my high school reading materials were plastered with highlighted phrases, sticky notes, tabs, and scribbles. Every …

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