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Howlin Books is becoming Elaine Howlin

Hi everyone, As I mentioned in my last chat post, I'm rebranding my blog and the changes will be happening over the next few days. I'm going from Howlin Books to Elaine Howlin which is simply my name. The reason I'm doing this is that I want to start branching out with my content. I have …

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New Book Releases fiction non-fiction young adult fantasy memoir

May New Releases Part 1

The Surface Breaks by  Louise O'Neill Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have …

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Rockabilly Psychobilly: An Art Anthology by Jamie Kendall book review

Rockabilly/Psychobilly An Art Anthology Review

Title: Rockabilly Psychobilly: An Art Anthology   Author: Jamie Kendall   Genre: Art and Photography   Series: n/a   Goodreads Rating: n/a   Goodreads Link    Synopsis: A visual road trip from Route 66 to Route 666, this rockin' collection of more than 600 artworks presents the unapologetically fun and undeniably cool spirit of rockabilly and psychobilly. The 55 …

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ASMR Fairy Tale Reading | The Old Beggar Woman by the Grimm brothers read by the fire

ASMR Reading | The Old Beggar Woman read by the fire

The Old Beggar Woman Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm There was once an old woman, but you have surely seen an old woman going begging before now. This woman begged likewise, and when she received anything she said, "May God reward you." The beggar woman came up to the door, and there by the fire stood …

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Veggie burger Atelier by Nina Olsson cookbook review

Veggie Burger Atelier by Nina Olsson Review

Title: Veggie Burger Atelier   Author: Nina Olsson   Genre: Cookbook, Vegetarian   Series: N/A   Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5   Goodreads Link    Synopsis: The veggie burger of the future is here!  Using a vast arsenal of ingredients and techniques inspired by global flavors and traditions, Nourish Atelier's Nina Olsson is here to disrupt your assumptions of what …

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Book Review Sunglasses After Dark Nancy A Collins urban fantasy vampire book

Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major Review

Title: Manfried the Man   Author: Caitlin Major   Genre: Comics/ Humour   Series: N/A   Goodreads Rating: N/A Due for release May 1st, 2018   Goodreads Link    Synopsis: In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets. Manfried is a stray taken …

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The Hare's Bride ASMR Reading with forest sounds

The Hare’s Bride ASMR Reading with Forest Sounds

Trying my hand at something new (again). I absolutely love ASMR videos, playlists and podcasts (especially coffee shop and writing ones), they're great for helping me relax and get to sleep. One of my favourites is listening to someone speaking. I listen to the Stuff You Should Know podcast the most (which isn't ASMR but …

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New Release Tuesday new book releases

New Releases April Part 2

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly …

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