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MirandaB016

MirandaB016

Joined November 2016

Writer & Book Lover | mirandaburski.com
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Are you a fan of vampire movies? Strange Blood, edited by Vanessa Morgan, looks at 71 films in the genre, produced across ninety decades and 23 countries. It's definitely a book to check out if you're either looking for something new to watch, or if you just want to read up on something you're already into. For more info: https://bit.ly/33o4JSa

#nonfiction #vampires #horrormovies #WhatToRead #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookphotography #booklove

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If you love books, then you should definitely check out Dear Fahrenheit 451, by Annie Spence. Half of it's filled with letters to books—some funny, some sad, some heartfelt—and the other half with book recommendations and other advice straight from a librarian. It's worth adding to any book-lover's to-read list. https://bit.ly/2TL1n9C

#NonFiction #WhatToRead #booklover #bookaddict #bookaholic #bibliophile #booklove #GreatReads

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If you write any sort of speculative fiction, you should definitely check out Writing Monsters, by Philip Athans. Not only does it talk about how to, well, write monsters, it provides some great examples from both novels and movies, as well as a monster creation form to help bring your own monster to life.

https://bit.ly/2QLJKRK

#writerscommunity #creativewriting #WhatToRead #bookish #GreatReads #horror #fantasy #sciencefiction

EyesOnly34 I had this. It was actually pretty fun and helpful. 4y
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The House of Small Shadows, by Adam Nevill, is one of those horror novels that has the ability to easily get under my skin. It just tends to constantly leave you feeling like there's something off in what's happening to the main character, giving you these little goosebumps that won't go away. I talked more about the book in a recent blog post: https://bit.ly/2CZJknm.

#horror #adult #whattoread #bookrecommendation

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I really enjoyed Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere, particularly the contrast between the Warrens and the Richardsons. The characters were easily my favourite part of the novel. I wrote about that a bit over on my blog today. If you're curious to read more, you can check out mirandaburski.com/2018/09/03/book-recommendation-little-fires-everywhere-by-celeste-ng. #WhatToRead #contemporary #literary #bookphotography

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I loved everything about Gail Carriger's Soulless, from its premise to its main character. A paranormal romance set in Victorian London, the novel does a wonderful job of balancing its historical setting with vampires, werewolves, and a good dose of sass. #WhatToRead #booklover #bookish #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklove #paranormal #romance #fantasy #historicalfiction

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I rarely borrow books from other people. But sometimes, someone will insist on it--like Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm glad that the friend who lent me this one did so. I loved this book, & it was one that I needed to read. It's motivating, well-written, & helps to lull a creative person's fears. #WhatToRead #booklover #bookish #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklove #nonfiction #creativity #writing

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There's a reason Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft has such a high average rating. Part memoir, part informational text, this book should be added to the to-read list of readers and writers alike.

#nonfiction #amwriting #writinglife #memoir #adult

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If you're looking for an eerie, gripping read, you'll want to give Clowders, by Vanessa Morgan, a try. It's the type of horror novel that had me picturing its scenes as though I was watching a horror movie--& that doesn't happen very often. Plus, I loved Morgan's descriptions of the setting. To learn more, check out the link in my bio.
#WhatToRead #booklover #bookish #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklove #horror

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Over on Instagram, I answered a prompt asking when & why I started writing. The short answer: When I was in my preteens/early teens (can't remember exactly when) because of the Harry Potter series. I wanted to do for others what JK Rowling did for me: Provide a warmth around someone's heart that nothing but a good book can elicit, one that comes from a unique combo of magic, wonder & familiarity.
#becauseofreading #booklover #hogwarts #MG #fantasy

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Geography of You and Me | Jennifer E Smith
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The Geography of You and Me, by Jennifer E. Smith, is perfect if you're looking for a feel-good sort of read. It's engaging and sweet, both in terms of its story and its writing. Learn more: https://mirandaburski.com/2018/02/19/book-recommendation-the-geography-of-you-an... #WhatToRead #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdult #YA #YABooks #booknerd #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookphotography #bibliophile #booklove #romance #contemporary

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Inkheart | Cornelia Funke
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It's really no surprise that Cornelia Funke's Inkheart--a book about books--appealed to me as much as it did. I came across it when I was young, and I've since read it a few times. I enjoy it each and every time. I posted a full recommendation over on my blog today; you can check it out via the link in my bio. #WhatToRead #booklover #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdult #YA #YABooks #fantasy #magic #yafantasy

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The Marbury Lens | Andrew Smith
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I picked up the Marbury Lens, by Andrew Smith, when I was craving something a little bit dark, a little bit literary, and a little bit fantasy. And I have to tell you, it fit that craving perfectly. Don't believe me? You have a chance to find out for yourself--I'm giving away a copy. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2mdZGiZ. #WhatToRead #booklover #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdult #YA #YABooks #fantasy #horror #steampunk #giveaway #giveaways #raffle

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The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict, is a fictional story based off of a real woman: Mileva "Mitza" Marić, Albert Einstein's first wife. I really enjoyed this story, and I loved the writing--so much so that I'm giving away a copy of the book. For my full recommendation and giveaway information, visit http://bit.ly/2zSV62h. #giveaway #giveaways #raffle #WhatToRead #booklover #HistoricalFiction #adultfiction

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Sun Storm | Marlow Kelly
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Sun Storm, by Marlow Kelly, jumps right into the action, and it only intensifies from there. It does a great job of balancing suspense with romance. You'll definitely want to add it to your to-read list. #WhatToRead #booklover #Suspense #Romance

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Bait | J. Kent Messum
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If you're you're craving a tense, thrilling, at least somewhat-scary type of book right now, then you'll definitely want to add Bait, by J. Kent Messum, to your list. There's a lot to love in this novel, but my favourite aspect is the way Messum is able to get the reader to sympathize with his characters. #WhatToRead #booklover #thriller #adultfiction

RadicalReader @MirandaB016 this sounds like an interesting read! I love how the cover looks like a sinking ship 5y
MirandaB016 @RadicalReader It's a great read! You should definitely check it out sometime! 5y
RadicalReader @MirandaB016 I definitely will I can‘t express how helpful inter library loans have been when it comes to getting books I have been desperately wanting to read 5y
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13 Little Blue Envelopes | Maureen Johnson
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I've read 13 Little Blue Envelopes, by Maureen Johnson, a few times--and I've loved it every time. I go back to it for a bunch of reasons, but one of the biggest is the feeling of wanderlust it leaves behind. #WhatToRead #booklover #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdult #YA #YABooks #Contemporary

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It | Stephen King
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If you've never read It, by Stephen King, I encourage you to open a copy and start reading. Those first few pages will tell you what to expect: the type of horror you'll find, the events, and the motivation of the characters. #WhatToRead #booklover #horror #creepy

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Panic | Lauren Oliver
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Panic, by Lauren Oliver, is one of those books that's really hard to put down. The tension is maintained throughout the novel, as was my curiosity. #WhatToRead #booklover #YoungAdultBooks #YoungAdult #YA #YABooks #Contemporary

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The Truth About Alice | Jennifer Mathieu
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The Truth About Alice, by Jennifer Mathieu, was one of those books that I couldn't put down. And don't you just love that cover? #WhatToRead #booklover #contemporary #youngadult

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Haunted: A Novel | Chuck Palahniuk
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If you can stomach a book that goes into some rather gory details, then I highly recommend Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted. Just... maybe don't read it before bed. #WhatToRead #booklover #horror #adult #fiction

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Boy Meets Girl | Meg Cabot
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Boy Meets Girl, the second in Meg Cabot's Boy series, is just as good as the first. It's funny, focused on light-hearted romance, and absolutely filled with Charmed references. #WhatToRead #booklover #Romance #Contemporary

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The Book of Stanley | Todd Babiak
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Have you read The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak? It's definitely a novel to check out, especially if you like a quirky sort of read. There's a full recommendation posted on my blog today, if you'd like to hear more. #CanadianLit #Humour #Literary

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It's been more than two years since I read Until the Next Time, by Kevin Fox, but it still sticks out in my mind. It's one of those novels that successfully melds historical fiction with something a little more magical. #Bookstagram #BooksOfInstagram #HistoricalFiction #Romance

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The Boy Next Door | Meg Cabot
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Something about Meg Cabot's The Boy Next Door left me feeling warm, content, and thoroughly engrossed. The email-only style of writing worked perfectly, letting the characters shine through. It's definitely one I'd recommend if you're looking for a light-yet-gripping read. #WhatToRead #Romance

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Reflections | Diana Wynne Jones
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Reflections, by Diana Wynne Jones, should definitely be added to your to-read list if you're a fan of her novels; the book talks a lot about what inspired them, and includes stories for Jones' childhood. It also has some great tips for writers of all categories and genres. #WhatToRead #NonFiction #Writers

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You only need to know one thing before you read The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins: Its plot is going to grab hold of you and not let go. It has definitely earned its place in the suspenseful thriller genre. #whattoread #fiction #suspense #thriller

RadicalReader @MirandaB016 I checked out this book and could not put it down because it is so well written and loved the plot and how well absorbed you get with each page. Looking for more books akin to this masterpiece!! 5y
MirandaB016 @RadicalReader I felt the same way! I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! 5y
RadicalReader @MirandaB016 have you found any other books that are similar to this one? 5y
MirandaB016 @RadicalReader I'd recommend Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn), The Other Typist (Suzanne Rindell), and See Jane Run (Joy Fielding) as good places to start. They each have similar elements, but are unique in their own ways. And I really enjoyed all of them. 5y
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The education of Augie Merasty is a heavier read, but it's also a great one. It's short, but it paints a clear picture of what at least some Canadian residential school children exoerienced in the 1930s and 1940s. #Nonfiction #Canadian