A Last Reminder For Hamilton

By Hook Or By Book


I may have mentioned once or twice over the last month that Hamilton is dropping on Disney Plus tomorrow. Here’s one last reminder in case you’ve forgotten (but if you have, what’s the matter with you?) To further get you in mood, here’s a few more clips!


And in case you have any questions, check out this helpful article.



Oh! And here’s an early review from Rolling Stone.

Why We Need ‘Hamilton’ Now More Than Ever


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in the dark, soft earth mini-review! // a poetry collection

A Fictional Bookworm

Hi friends! Today, I’m here to give a mini-review of a poetry collection!

A huge thank-you to the publisher for providing this in exchange for an honest review!

  • the poetry is lush, rich, and brimming with almost ethereal prose. I was often surprised by how incredible the metaphors were.
  • The author did a fantastic job of covering multiple subjects. This felt dreamy at first, light, and whimsical, but the more you read, the darker it got.
  • I really adored the addition of paintings and tarot cards, to really hone in on the mystery of it all.
  • My main problem is that the poems often felt a little too abstract for my liking? I like to have a concept, and this didn’t quite fit.

That’s it! It’s hard for me to review poetry unless I have especially strong feelings on it, so this is a mini-review! This was a 3 star…

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Bookish (and not-so Bookish) Thoughts

Two Gals and a Book

Bookish (and not-so Bookish) Thoughts @ Bookishly Boisterous. Weekly, every Thursday. Write what’s on you mind and link up at the host blog every week.

Daisy’s Thoughts:

I’ve been thinking a lot about book storage and organization lately. I recently acquired a new loft bed, complete with desk, drawers, and most importantly, bookshelves, and nearly all day had been spent arranging and rearranging and thinking about arranging and rearranging my books on it. So far, my health books are on one side, and my cookbooks are on the other. I have a big old shelf left to fill, and I can’t decide whether to load it with random mass market paperbacks or my Clive Fussier hardcover. Ah, choices, choices… If anybody here has never heard of a loft bed before, this is similar, although mine will have a desk in place of a bottom bunk. And lots more…

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Family Fridays #12

By Hook Or By Book


I hope this Friday finds you all well and safe. Here’s the latest from Alabama. There are now 22,474 people who have tested positive for COVID-19, and 751 have tragically lost their lives. From last week, that’s a difference of 3,708 confirmed cases and 100 more lives lost. As you can see, that’s quite a jump, and while some of that is due to increased testing, it’s a very small piece of it. Over the last week hospitalizations have averaged 33.7 per day, their highest since the pandemic began. Our state has also seen approximately 14 deaths a day over the last 7 days. That’s an all-time high since May 15. I don’t know what else to say. I’ve ranted about people behaving selfishly and irresponsibly, but I know I’m preaching to the choir here on WP. As I’ve said previously, I suspect things are going to get even worse…

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YA Books with Black Representation I need to read ASAP!


Hi Bookworms .I write from my comfort of home in New Delhi , India trying to understand the grip of what is happening in the world and educating myself on the experience of Black people and lives of them around the world . I strongly believe that no one should be Racist and no one should be judged on the basis of their skin color . #blacklivesmatter

“In order to stand with us, and people who look like me, you have to be educated on issues that pertain to me, fully educated so you can feel the full level of pain so that you can have full understanding,” said Emmanuel Acho. 

Young adult books go above and beyond when it comes to representation—and it’s something that we, readers continue to fight for every day. Let’s look at some of the books that have been influential in this wave of representation and I…

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You are the storm


Let them know,
you are not for everyone,
you will always be too much,
reckless and strong.

Let them know
you are the storm

you dance every time,
they ask you to sit down

and every time they
question your voice
expect you to keep quiet,
you scream
and shout
as loud as the
thunder strike,

you are the voice they
don’t want to hear
you are the change
they fear
they too know
you are reckless and strong

they know
you are the storm

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R.I.P. Lisa Ewald ~ 1966 – 2020

By Hook Or By Book


 So many. So, so many people have fallen victim to Covid-19. And as horrible as the increasing death toll is, even more tragic are the healthcare professionals who have also died. Lisa Ewald was an ER nurse of 20 years, working on the frontlines at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. She had asthma which put her at a higher risk, but she kept taking care of those who wound up in her ER. She started showing signs of coronavirus the end of March, loss of smell, high fever and a cough. She reportedly told friends she tried to get tested twice. The hospital, citing the CDC guidelines at the time wouldn’t test her until she started showing symptoms. Eventually, when she was tested, she was positive. Sadly, the registered nurse died alone at her home on March 31, four days before her 54th birthday. I honestly don’t know what…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Signs You’re a Book Lover

YA on my Mind

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

This week is ‘Signs You’re a Book Lover’ and @ruthsic asked me if I was interested on writing this upcoming Top Ten Tuesday and I thought, why not? This seems like fun!

Here are the top 10 signs that you are probably a book lover 🙂

1) You read instead of sleeping

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I can’t count the times I’ve stayed up late catching up with my book at night, captivated with the plot and not noticing how fast time is passing and before I know it, It’s freaking 1 Am in the morning. It’s probably the worst quality in a book lover but hey, when we love a book we are dedicated to it.

2) You…

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