All Posts by curiouscat

The Power of Friendship, interview with Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

Social media has helped make connecting with others from all around the world so easy. It’s crazy to think that not very long ago the idea of instantly sending a message to someone across the street, much less across the world, was impossible.

Fast forward to today – there are so many incredible communities in the online world, and through them, countless friendships have been made. Some may dismiss internet friendships for not being as real as the ones made in-person, but sometimes the most cherished friendships can originate from a screen.

Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, co-authors of The Androma Saga, are proof of this. The two met when Cummings was a published author and Alsberg was a YouTuber. Alsberg had always dreamed of being an author one day, but her self-doubt kept holding her back.

Read our full interview with Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings of  The Androma Saga in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Kelsey Bjork.

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A Place Between Worlds, Interview with Swati Teerdhala

You had me at assassin.

Assassins are the chocolate of book plots—always an improvement. If you savor stories with protagonists on the murky side of the law, YA fantasy offers a wide menu of morality-blurring characters from authors like Robin LaFevers, Sarah J. Maas, and Kristin Cashore. Looking for a new read to satisfy that craving? Then delve into Swati Teerdhala’s The Tiger at Midnight, which features a female assassin hellbent on vengeance, along with hearty servings of conflict and romance.

Teerdhala has infused her fictional world with Hindu mythology and elements of Indian history. Scheduled to be the first book in a trilogy, The Tiger at Midnight pitches Kunal, a loyal soldier to the king, against Esha, a secret assassin for the rebels. But what happens when romance and duty collide?

Read our full interview with Swati Teerdhala of  The Tiger at Midnight in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Juliet White.

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Feminism in Fiction | Jun O.

Feminism in fiction?
YES.
We need more. Bring it on.

feminism - the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the
equality of the sexes 


First things first, we can’t talk about fictional feminism without first understanding the meaning of feminism.

Not to be confused with feminine, feminism, according to the Oxford English Dictionary is “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.”

Essentially, feminism is about parity for women who, until now, have been treated as a minority and pushed aside for opportunities related to work, education, and publication- even though women make up to 50% of the world’s human population.

Read more about feminism in fiction in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. By Jun O.

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Fiction Food May 2019

Recipes from Nexus by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

“The rich smells of roasted meats and spices drifted around them […]. […] crispy golden potatoes, green beans dripping in oil […]. […] “Now what?” Gilly asked, shoveling a hunk of cheese into her mouth.”

Recipes from The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

“[…] he relaxed around Kunal, answering his questions as he fried up more lentil cakes. […] But he knew that she loved mangoes […]”

Get the recipes inspired by Nexus and ​The Tiger at Midnight in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine. Created by Elle Jauffret, @fictionfoodchef.

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Bookish Creations | @ElizabethSagan

This month we are excited to feature Elizabeth Sagan. She's a talented creator whose work prominently features books in creative ways. We love checking out her new work.

Check out the full photo spread  in May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine.

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Around the World May 2019

HAY-ON-WYE, WALES

Would you like to visit a small town that’s essentially a giant bookstore? Such a place sounds too amazing to exist but it actually does! The adorable village of Hay-on-Wye in Wales has been called a “book town” and is filled to the brim with novels of all kinds.

Read more about this bookish town in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales magazine

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Share Your Shelf with Swati Teerdhala

Each month we ask our featured authors to share their favorite bookish items. Here's a few of Swati's:

Cozy socks -
Who doesn’t like warm feet? Socks definitely add to my coziness factor which is a huge part of what gets me out of bed in the morning to write.

My year planner -
This is the best year planner out there. Being able to see my entire year at one time, and having it be dry erase, really allows me to dream big and plan for my entire year instead of just the next few weeks.

Candles -
One of my favorite candle brands recently has been Paddywax. They have all sorts of delicious scents and they’re packaged so prettily (while also being soy candles)!

Read her whole list and check out the interview in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales

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Meet @imthatreader

Tell us about yourself and why you bookstagram?

I guess I do it for the same reason everyone does it, to share a love for books and photography. Sometimes life gets too boring or too complicated, it’s good to have a place where you can find people with your same interests and passions.

Read the whole feature on Sharon from @imthatreader in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales!

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Meet @mariannareads_

Tell us about yourself and why you bookstagram?

I am a grad student about to turn in my dissertation and with limited free time to read nowadays but I’m happy to have the bookstagram community as my support system. One of the reasons why I started my bookstagram account, besides the fact that I love books and photography, was that I needed to share my opinions and thoughts on a book I was reading. I needed someone to understand my distress and to share my sorrow when my favorite character in a series died, so I found myself thousands of bookworms to share my thoughts with.

Read the whole feature on Marianna from @mariannareads_ in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales!

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Meet @Wrinkled.Pages

Tell us about yourself and why you bookstagram.

I am a stay-at-home mother of three amazing, rowdy children. My family and I live on a small acreage in the Panhandle of Nebraska where we are currently raising cows and chickens. The closest town to us is a small community of 300, located 20 miles away, while the closest grocery store is 40 miles from home. I started my account as a way to connect with others who have a similar love of books. I needed an outlet to put some love into that was just my own, to refresh and regain some of my interests. I have met so many amazing people within this community that I never would have had the opportunity to meet otherwise.

Read the whole feature on Teran from @wrinkled.pages in the May 2019 issue of Curiositales!

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