Katie comes from a small Southern town in South Carolina and decided to become a bookseller whilst reading the Harry Potter series for the fourth time. She spends her spare time watching scary movies, calling her mom, and denying her expensive taste in food.

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ISBN: 9780061139376
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - August 29th, 2006

Coraline satiates all the restlessness you feel as a child coming from even the happiest of homes. Spooky in an endearing way, Coraline finds herself in the unwanted embrace of her initially charming "Other Mother" who makes several attempts to sew buttons into Coraline's eyes. In this alternate world, Coraline must save the ghost children and rescue her parents in order to get back to the life she once took for granted. This book hosts a great conversation about the quirkiness and wonders we all have inside of us. Reading it, I am reminded to be my authentic self and appreciate when others do the same. 

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ISBN: 9780380730407
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - September 5th, 2006

This story follows the new marriage of the unnamed narrator and her aloof husband, Max de Winter. The late Ms. Rebecca de Winter died unexpectedly by suicide prior to the begining of the book. As the new Ms. de Winter adjusts to married life in the mansion known as Manderly, she comes to realize that Rebecca is gone but not forgotten, and is continuously haunted by the old habits, memories, and relatives left behind. With time, secrets are uncovered and the truth about Rebecca's nature and untimely death are revealed. I should really let my English teacher know how much I have re-read this novel since being forced to read it in high school.

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Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain: 75 Recipes for Alleviating Depression, Anxiety, and Memory Loss Cover Image
By Michelle Babb, Jeffrey Bland (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781632170552
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Published: Sasquatch Books - October 25th, 2016

This is one of the most approachable cookbooks I have ever used. There are no long drawn out anecdotes about the author's romance with that really expensive, hard-to-find ingredient, and no over glamorized photographs of impossibly perfect baked goods on rustic pieces of slate. The book introduces itself by explaining the anti-inflammatory eating regime and covers a list of commonly used ingredients to keep around for snacking and cooking alike. There is also a sample meal prep schedule if you are looking to create new habits and adopt the diet full time. The recipes themselves are organized by meal type like most other cookbooks. The part I find most useful is the difficulty meter at the top of each recipe so I can choose a meal to match how much energy I have in that moment. I love making the fish parchment packets and the breakfast taco salad!