An Ember in the Ashes | Book Review

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By: Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes #1 | 446 Pages | Pub. 2016

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An Ember in the Ashes at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Not the brightest crayon in the box
  • Dude: ooohh shiny!
  • Steaminess: The only steam is in Elias’s head
  • Brutality: Children whipped to death

Pairs Well With

Autumn Ash

  • 2ounces blended Scotch whisky
  • 1ounce apple brandy
  • 1/4ounce St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 2dashes orange bitters
  • 1large wide lemon peel ‘chip’, as garnish

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Top Ten Tuesday | Reasons I Pick Up a Book

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I felt like this topic could go two ways: Why do I choose a particular book or what is going on in my life that I decide to read, So i’m going with 5 of each!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Audio Freebie

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OOOH I love freebies! I think we should all live like a make-your-own-adventure book. So here I’ll share a few of each of my favs for you.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:

  • Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.
  • Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.
  • Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists.
  • Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

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Wolfsong | Book Review

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By: TJ Klune

Green Creek #1 | 400 Pages | Pub. 2016

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Wolfsong at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Hero: I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM!!
  • Hero: DO BETTER JOE!
  • Steaminess: *fans self just thinking about it
  • Brutality: I can’t even talk about it

Pairs Well With

The Lone Wolf

  • 2 dashes cardamom
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • .25 oz Italian Liquor
  • .5 oz gum syrup

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