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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents By Terry Pratchett Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060012359
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Published: HarperCollins - August 12th, 2008

The Amazing Maurice is a delightful, kid-friendly introduction into the universe of Discworld, Terry Pratchett's celebrated comic fantasy series. Great for kids (and adults) who love magic, intelligent animals, and thinking about death — I know you're out there, you little goth stars — MAURICE is at turns exciting, hysterical, chilling, and almost more sincere than our feline protagonist can stand.


Henry Builds a Cabin

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Henry Builds a Cabin (A Henry Book) By D.B. Johnson Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358112020
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Published: Clarion Books - December 17th, 2019

What do a bear, a cabin, and a bean field have in common? They all help tell the tale of Henry David Thoreau's infamous decision to live at Walden Pond. A wonderful explanation of the transcendentalist's classic novel, Walden, DB Johnson's Henry Builds a Cabin walks us through (with the help of some famous literary bear friends) what it means to make your own home built on care, simplicity and love.


No Mud, No Lotus

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering By Thich Nhat Hanh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781937006853
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Published: Parallax Press - December 2nd, 2014

What is suffering? What is happiness? How do they relate and how do you experience them? Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, provides thoughts on how one can truly face and understand one's hurt rather than only carry its burden. Written in very beautiful, kind, and humble words, No Mud, No Lotus is a book that refreshes oneself like a rejuvenating gulp of crisp air that you didn't know you needed.


I Know What I am

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I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi By Gina Siciliano Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683962113
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Published: Fantagraphics - September 10th, 2019

This incredibly well researched graphic biography tells the story of my personal favorite painter, Artemisia Gentileschi. Siciliano doesn't shy away from the dark and often violent truth of Gentileschi's life as she went from her father's apprentice to a famous Renaissance painter in her own right. This book captures the humanity of such a great figure, while still giving us a view of the politics and hardships of the time --and an art lesson to round out the whole thing. Plus, just look at this cover, who wouldn't want to add such a beautiful book to their collection? CW: Sexual Assault


The Accursed Vampire

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The Accursed Vampire By Madeline McGrane, Madeline McGrane (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062954350
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 27th, 2021

I have been a big fan of these tiny vampires since they were just three panel comics floating around the internet, so it came as no surprise that I loved this book. It's both a funny and charming story about witches and curses and magical quests, as well as a tale about friendship and standing up for yourself. 10/10 I'd definitely let these precocious vampires drink some blood (although maybe not mine).


The Right Swipe

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The Right Swipe: A Novel By Alisha Rai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062878090
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Published: Avon - August 6th, 2019

Rhiannon Hunter is living her best life as the CEO of Crush, a new-to-the-game dating app that has been skyrocketing with success. Unfortunately, all of her carefully constructed plans for acquiring Matchmaker (an industry rival to Crush) come crashing down when they announce their new ambassador: Samson Lima, a former football pro... and the guy who ghosted her. The Right Swipe is a lighthearted contemporary filled with thoughtful commentary on grief, grudges, and the consequences of broken trust. Alisha Rai absolutely nails the fine balance between conflict and comfort. You'll be rooting for Rhiannon and Samson from start to finish.



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