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There is a slight possibility that in the upcoming months—possibly beginning of next year— The Book Ramblings will be moving to different blogging service, or custom domain. It’s still in the works, and I will keep this blog, which will continue to be updated with the same posts as the main website, but I thought I would just let that be known ahead of time so people are aware.

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Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

The Economy

  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community—where they belong.

The Environment

  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.

The Community

  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.

Now is the time to stand up and join your fellow individuals in the IndieBound mission supporting local businesses and celebrating independents.

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Cooking Allergy-Free 
Simple Inspired Meals for Everyone
By Jenna Short

When it came to cooking for family gatherings, it was bit of a hassle, and even difficult because it’s not always easy accommodating to a gluten intolerance and dairy allergy, so it involved too many dishes to cook, and extended clean up time. What I found most helpful with this cookbook is that Jenna Short began at the basics and explained conscious cooking, while going into detail about ingredients, food allergies, and even the difference between vegetarianism and veganism. She includes ingredients you should keep stocked in your pantry, as well as a basic recipe for gluten-free flour and stock. I thoroughly appreciated the allergen and diet key, which made finding recipes that we could cook that much easier. The recommendations for substitutions was a blessing, because so often I would find myself online, trying to find what would work best for an ingredient I had to eliminate while cooking.

The information in the beginning is broad, detailed, and to the point. As for the recipes, there were such a variety to choose from, which was great for those picky eaters, and the visuals for the dishes were beautiful and divine, and definitely looked better than on our plates! However, the dishes were delicious, and everyone was able to enjoy the meals, without the dairy and gluten. Another addition I loved in this book had been the variations at the end of each recipes, with occasion cook’s tips. Even the nutritional information is included, along with serving suggestions.

It is one of those cookbooks that you can enjoy, even if you don’t have or know anyone with food allergies. This cookbook is a kitchen essential when it comes down to all the information within it, and delicious recipes that can be made any night of the week, for everyone to be satisfied. 

Disclaimer: This cookbook was provided through NetGalley for read-to-review purposes.



I just started reading The Night Circus. So far, I’m in love. 

For some reason it makes me long for crisp Autumn weather, apple cider, scarves, and caramel apples… It just has cerain feel and I’m very much enjoying it. 

Hopefully I continue to enjoy this book as much as I am now. 



How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

The Fussy Librarian

I want to tell you all about a new website I found that I am getting quite a bit of use out of, and thoroughly enjoying. The Fussy Librarian emails you with ebook deals that match your interests and content preferences. You can check out their database to find deals from the past 30 days, and it is FREE to join. Just click the link below, enter your email address, select the type of books you read, set your preferences for profanity, sex, and violence, then enjoy great books at a lower cost.

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See The Haunting Cover Of New YA Novel 'All The Rage' ⇀



I am so thrilled to share that the cover for ALL THE RAGE has been revealed on MTV!!!

3 Things about the cover:

1) It was designed by Lisa Marie Pompilio, who has designed all my covers at St. Martin’s Press. I love her work and her talent makes the choosing difficult because what she’s done for me has been so great, but this is my absolute favourite.

2) Speaking of Lisa AND my editor, they were very very very patient with me and very open for my (lots and lots and lots) of feedback!

3) The photograph perfectly matches the second half of the first chapter. There a couple important details about the book that have made it on to the cover but I’ll say no more about it. (You will know what if you read it!) Just that every time I see them it makes my heart swell.

Had enough of me talking? Want to see the cover? Click the link above! This book is so important to me. I love the cover and I hope you do too.

i want to do nsfw things with this cover.



20 Fall Books To Read This Fall! —>



Row 1: The Perfectionists / Pretty Little Liars / Get Even / Adventure Time / Geek Girl / Model Misfit / Picture Perfect

Row 2: Tiger Lily / Cruel Beauty / Dorothy Must Die / Thirteen / Debutantes / Zom-B / Eat Brains Love / Undead With Benefits

 Row 3: The Vampire Diaries / Another Little Piece / Yes Please / No One Else Can Have You / The Brokenhearted / The Invisible

Row 4: The Queen of the Tearling / Sabriel / Snow Like Ashes / Red Queen / Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters / The Official Quotable Doctor Who / Doctor Who: The Doctor’s Lives and Times

Row 5: Salvage / Insignia / Avalon / Polaris / 3:59 / A Thousand Pieces of You

Row 6: The Secrets of Lily Graves / Dear Killer / House of Ivy and Sorrow