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What You Should Read, Instead of "Lost in a Book"

On the podcast I co-host with my good friend, Brittany, we spent the first Season discussing Lost in a Book by Jennifer Donnelly. While the book was abysmal, the ideas it presented have been used in several other works of fiction. Lost in a Book doesn't do much justice to any of these ideas. This video features my recommendations of books that DO utilize these things with a lot of creativity and beautiful prose.

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"Listening In and Other Stories" by Shauna Kelley Review

This book was provided to me by the author via a PDF file in exchange for an honest review through Booktasters.
Listening In and Other Stories is a set of short stories that center around dark themes and features intimate character exploration. Each story is very raw and heartbreaking. The book is written in a very literary style yet also takes on it's own identity. As I read, I was reminded of another short story author, Kristen Arnett. 

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