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November 22, 2019

The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster by Jonathan M. Katz

On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake in the history of the Western Hemisphere struck the nation least prepared to handle it. Jonathan M. Katz, the only full-time American news correspondent in Haiti, was i...

October 1, 2019

Old Buildings in North Texas by Jen Waldo

Sub-genre: Literary Fiction / Dramedy

Publisher: Arcadia Books

Date of Publication: April 1, 2018

Number of Pages: 213

After rehab, Olivia, a 32-year-old cocaine addict, is required to move back in with her mother and pregnant sister. Having left a promising career in journ...

May 1, 2019

Our summer meet up has been decided! In less than two months we will be hosting our third book swap. Since it is the summer time in Texas we are meeting in an event space INDOORS in the air conditioning so we don't melt. A 2nd cup has graciously agreed to reserve their entire back event space for us so I won't be having...

April 7, 2019

On April 6th, 2019 we hosted our second Houston Book Swap and even with the early starting time we had a surprising amount of readers show up and it turned out great! The free donuts and juice boxes did help though. (Thank you Candace @aceofpages)! It did start drizzling a little, but thank goodness Levy Park had s...

March 25, 2019

Our spring meet up has been decided. In less than two weeks we will be hosting our second book swap. This time the event will be in the morning and we have decided to try and rotate between indoor and outdoor venues and morning and afternoon times, so this event will be a morning outdoor event.

The Details:

We will be mee...

March 20, 2019

An Immigrant Love-Hate Story of What it Means to Be American You know that feeling of being at the wrong end of the table? Like you’re at a party but all the good stuff is happening out of earshot (#FOMO)? That’s life—especially for an immigrant. What happens when a shy, awkward Arab girl with a weird name and an unfo...

February 15, 2019

A mission trip was on my list of 30 things to do before I turn 30, as a one time experience. Since I don't have much more time left before I reach that milestone, my husband and I decided to go on a trip for my birthday to mark that one off. Unbeknownst to us, we both fell in love with mission work and will be makin...

February 5, 2019

Bri Lee began her first day of work at the Queensland District Court as a bright-eyed judge's associate. Two years later she was back as the complainant in her own case.  This is the story of Bri's journey through the Australian legal system; first as the daughter of a policeman, then as a law student, and fina...

December 16, 2018

A group on readers who had originally connected through Instagram successfully put their books down for a few hours and met up for a pretty fantastic event!

On December 15th, 2018 we hosted our first ever Houston Book Swap and the turn out was amazing! It was a chilly and windy morning at Throughgood Coffee, so everyone...

November 27, 2018

It's been in the works for a while but we have finally decided on the specifics. We have organized a local meetup with fellow book lovers who we've met through Instagram (aka: Bookstagram), but anyone is welcome to join.

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