heyo! The name's Princess! I'm born and raised in St. Louis and I've always been in love with literature! I'm always trying to learn something new, no matter what genre, but I'm in love with psychology, dark fantasy, and science. Some of my hobbies include playing guitar, bullet journaling, cosplaying, and drawing. Come to Left Bank Books and say hi!
"You've slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart. You have poisoned me." Poison study is such an amazing book because it balances EVERYTHING. With magic, danger, plot twist, action, and adventure, all while the the romance sits on the backburner. Seriously "one more page!" will turn into "one more chapter."
Being a content creator it's literally my job to be online all the time and often times I'd feel bad about it! We're always urged to "cut back our screen time!" or to "go outside and embrace nature," which is fine, but this book is a really fun refreshing read that reminds you to embrace the information age! We use the internet for literally EVERYTHING, we might as well celebrate that!
“Imagine how beautiful it would be if the way we navigated the world was about creative expression, not conforming to arbitrary norms.” Do yourself a favor and read this book. It's such a little gem and I'm happy i picked it up. For such a tiny book its so powerful and informative. For cis people like me who completely accept and honor the full spectrum of gender identities, it was still extremely helpful to be given new ways to think about gender as a concept and construct.
"Come undress, jump into bed with me, let me devour you," said the wolf to little red riding hood. "Deal" she said. Even though this book is short, it'll defiantly get a couple of laughs out of you. A great gift for a feminist friend!
Absolutely fascinating book! As a fan of Kurzgesagt I was excited to read more about the immune system, because 10 minute videos aren't enough! Philipp is always fantastic communicator and make incredibly complex things easy and enjoyable to read. I didn't think in a million years I'd read a book about the immune system but the frequent summaries and metaphors really help make sense of the concepts.
I've always been drawn to the histories of magic and occult practices. With Spirits of the Otherworld I was be able to mix a drink that reflects my interests and satisfies my dark curiosity. Each recipe is presented in a double-page spread that includes an engaging history, clear instructions, and original photography. Whether you're serious about cocktails, or the occult or both! I highly recommend this book to all.
Take a few moments to just flip through these pages and really digest every image you come accross. These images are graphic but this is exactly the reminder we need, a raw reminder that things need to change.
This book is honestly a life saver. For years I would be so frustrated with my art that I was on the verge of giving up. This book gave me a entirely different way to perceive my art. Betty Edwards uses scientific studies of the left and right hemispheres of the brain but, she explains it non-scientifically, and with different exercises to help. My entire approach to drawing has changed and it’s so refreshing.
This was such A PHENOMENAL DARK FANTASY. It was EXACTLY everything I was craving. This dark feminist fantasy had me hooked from start to finish. You could literally feel the tension with every page you turn. Gothic, dark, bloody, and sinister. The Year of the Witching is a non stop horror thrill ride from start to finish. Yeah this book is the shit and I want EVERYONE to know about it.
Such an enchanting book! Garden spells is such a delicious and delightful summer read. I loved the magical elements to this book and the characters. The characters in this novel draw you in and make you feel as if you're part of the family! I could picture their house so clearly as well as the apple tree. If you're a fan of Alice Hoffman, I highly suggest Sarah Addison Allen!
This is such a wholsome book, it had me smiling and giggling all the way through! It should be ILLEGAL for graphic novels to be this cute! I love Sarah Andersen's work, so I knew I needed this in my life as soon as I saw it on our shelves!
Berserk is the epitome of the finest parts of dark fantasy. I've never seen a manga as violent as this (and I absolutely love it). There are a lot of dark and twisted elements to this story, but you'll love the way the author develops the main character. You will be mesmerized by the details in the artwork. Despite Miura’s untimely passing, Berserk is still one of the most visually stunning and thrilling manga series in history. I could not recommend it more highly. But warning! It's not for the faint of heart.
A book like Dark Matter thrills, horrifies, and asks deep theoretical questions at the same time. This book is like a roller coaster ride; I can't even BEGIN to describe how amazing it is. You can't say much about this book, lest you ruin it for others. All I can say is, it's a fantastic book with a concept that boggles the mind. The whole story is definitely crazy and when you feel you may have got it figured out it gets even crazier.