I have a friend whom just recorded her first special guest hosting of a bookish podcast.

Check out the podcast on ABC Book Review.

I was very surprised at how likeable this new-to-me podcast is—and I immediately started to follow them. I wholeheartedly recommend this episode because of the content (graphic novels, awards and even an adult ‘book club’ book is reviewed).

What are your favorite podcasts

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Each Tuesday, the Broke and the Bookish, asks people to post something book-related. This week, they are asking us to post the Top Ten Inspiring Quotes from Books (anything that inspires you, challenges you, makes you think, encourages you, etc.)



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Taking a moment out to talk about a new fountain pen I just bought—a Lamy Safari pen. I wholeheartedly recommend Jet Pens for all your online (and some local) pen needs.

The pen is just under 30 dollars, but when you look at how the pen may hold up, as well as the idea that you can refill the ink and get a LOT of pen usage out of it.

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Most of my friends know how much I journal, and how much I adore the Moleskine format of journal. I have a lot of them, from a Mickey Mouse to the Simpsons, from Star Wars to the Hobbit—they’re wonderful to write on and even better to keep around. I have planners and always look forward to next years ‘engagement only’ planner (I have a separate planner for business stuff).

I got an email first thing this morning,

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GG_transWhen you have a hobby like mine that tends to take up a lot of time, sometimes you notice parts of it seep into life. For me, reading is a love and I read so much that I tend to get parts of my reading life into my regular life and vice versa.

Xiao Long Bao, also known as soup dumplings, have been mentioned in two books I have read recently (Fresh off the Boat and China Rich Girlfriend).

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