Practicing Community Care: Curating Better Habits

New Habits For A New Year Hello everyone!  My adorable foster Willow (in the basket) and I are here to talk about an experiment that I’m going to be undertaking this year that is near and dear to my heart. This year I’m going to hold myself accountable to practicing community care by curating better …

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Best Book I Read This Month: January 2021

Even though all of us have our favored genres we are avid readers and our reading tends to be all over the map. Every month we like to reflect on the best books we read that month, and fan girl over the books that remind us why we love to read in the first place. …

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How to read alot more books

How To Read ALOT More Books This Year

I have always been a voracious reader and usually read over 100 books a year.  During graduate school, I still read at least 100 new books during that 3 year period and that included studying for boards nonstop for 6 months.  Post graduate school, I still manage to read A LOT of books with: a …

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True Crime and Serial Killers- Why Are We Obsessed?

As much as I like to pretend I’m a special butterfly and no one ‘gets’ me, it’s pretty clear that I am just like thousands (millions?) of other millennial women who are obsessed with True Crime.  Why Are We So Fascinated With True Crime? This article by the BBC mentions toward the end that true crime …

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What Will 2021 Bring For Our Fledgling Bookshop?

The Changing of The Year Well, we’ve said goodbye to 2020, and 2021 is staring us right in the face. Just like borders, the changing of the years seems to be an arbitrary line that humans have constructed to help us make sense of the chaos. I’ve caught myself saying “I can’t wait for 2020 …

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Affiliates of Bookshop.org

Why We Are Proud Affiliates of Bookshop.org

You may have noticed when looking at our book lists, there is a deficiency of links to certain online stores. There was even a time, before we had officially started this website, that we were affiliates of one of those online retailers.  However, as we continued to discuss the goals of Alchemy Bookshop, the more …

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The Eight Best Books With All The Bookshop Vibes

COVID has extended out our timeline for opening the bookshop, unfortunately.  Plans are still underway, but the physical shop is going to wait longer than originally anticipated.   I dream of the moment that I can run my hand down all the shelves in the shop, and organize the books in a way that makes sense …

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26 of the Most Exciting Upcoming Book Releases For 2021

Oh boy, am I excited about getting done with 2020.  I’m ready to hit 2021 with a fresh outlook and some fantastic new book releases. Even in my personal life, this as been a tough year outside of COVID-19, Politics, Racial Justice Protests, Murder Hornets (remember that gem??). One of the few bright spots has …

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