A Preview of Tahereh Mafi’s New Novel and Other Bookish News

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Enjoying this new series? I’ll be back next week with the latest rumblings in the literary world!

-Check out this preview on EW for author Tahereh Mafi’s first contemporary fiction novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea, based on her own life and experiences as a Muslim-American growing up post 9/11. And damn, I just have to say, that preview is powerful.

-How to DIY your own built-in bookshelves: check out this tutorial from Zillow.

-Author Elizabeth Gilbert takes us inside her home office on Apartment Therapy.

-Barnes & Noble to create a middle grade graphic novels section in their stores.

-In case you think your novel idea is too weird, this man just won a hefty prize for his one-sentence novel.

-Not sure which Stephen King novel you should read? There’s an app for that.

Reading Spaces: Home Office Inspiration

This weekend is shaping up to be another busy one, but I am so excited because I bought a new bookshelf for my garage office! So I can finally try to get the clutter under control. My garage office is not nearly as glamorous as the ones I’m drooling over below, but we all have to start somewhere, right?

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Reading Spaces: Dark and Moody

It’s finally starting to feel like winter here in San Diego. The skies have been grey, the temperatures cold, the nights foggy…it even rained a bit this week! All this wintery weather has got me leaning towards dark wood and moody home libraries. I hope you enjoy this week’s Reading Spaces, which is a departure from my usual light and bright spaces!

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Reading Spaces: Happy New Year!

Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year? Yes? Well, I’m going to do it anyway. I hope 2018 brings you all the books you want, the comfiest places to read them in, the most delicious cups of tea, and the most tolerant of significant others to turn a blind eye to the piles of books slowly overtaking the house. Happy New Year!

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Reading Spaces: Holiday Homes

The holidays are here! My house has been decorated since the day after Thanksgiving and I am loving the extra sparkles, pillows, and twinkle lights that have temporary taken over my living room. It makes my reading space feel extra cozy! In this week’s Reading Spaces, I’m sharing some of my favorite festive ideas!

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Reading Spaces: Reading Perch

I always look forward to the holidays. Not merely because they’re fun, sparkly, and overflowing with tasty eats and drinks, but because everything slows down just a little bit and I can manage to squeeze in just a little bit more reading time. I’ve been reading very slowly this month, but with two bookclub books due (that I have yet to even start) I am excited to do some power reading! If only I had one of these cute little reading perches to curl up on!

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