AlwaysReiding - The Ripped Bodice Delivers Love (in More Ways than One)!

The Ripped Bodice Delivers Love
(in More Ways than One)!

We always hear how important it is to take care of ourselves, but it has really come into play as we determine our new normals in light of Covid-19. Puzzles, games, books–the arts have done their part to keep us entertained. The Ripped Bodice is going above and beyond in their quest to be the awesome, independently-owned bookstore you need.

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2015 Ignatz for Outstanding Online Comic Nominee
2016 DINKy for Outstanding Web Comic Nominee
Danish “Pingprisen” for Best Online Series in 2017 and 2018 Nominee

In the witch kingdom Hyalin, the strength of your magic is determined by the length of your hair. Those that are strong enough are conscripted by the Witch Guard, who enforce the law in peacetime and protect the land during war. However, those with hair judged too long are pronounced enemies of the kingdom,

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I know that reading hasn’t been great for everyone these last few months, but luckily I am still maintaining my goals!

I planned to read 250 books this year. I normally have no problem reading 200, so 250 seemed reasonable. And I’m finally hitting my stride. How?

First, there may be days where I read more or less. That is okay. You have to realize that it’s not feasible to read 20 books in a day if you are working.

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Late to the Party – Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles

Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles.

Achilles, “best of all the Greeks,” is everything Patroclus is not—strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess—and by all rights their paths should never cross.

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What to Read when the World Feels Scary

I’ve talked to a lot of people lately that have felt at odds with the world lately, that there is trauma we are all experiencing in different ways. Things we once felt like we were okay with, or things that we might have used to relax previously are not cutting it. Reading does not have to be one of them, but I would recommend doing a few things differently to maximize your enjoyment of reading in uncertain times.

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I just finished watching Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu last week. I’m one of those people who read the book before seeing the series.

Little Fires Everywhere on Hulu trailer

This series is an amazing case for their being room in the world for both a book AND a tv adaptation. The book was so good, the Hulu series was amazing! I enjoyed so much of it.

Little Fires Everywhere is the story of two families living in late 90s,

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