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Week two of 2023 is in the books and we’re cooking with gas here at IHS. Not actual gas, because we hear that’s bad now and TB is terrified of fire. But it’s Saturday, which means we have all your weekly sapphic news!

In case you missed the announcement yesterday, we have a new browsing tool, and it’s a game changer for finding what you want to read when you don’t really know what you want to read. Got mermaids on the mind? Or maybe kink, race car drivers, or pirates (TB keeps suggesting this example because she frigging loves pirates). Check out the All Categories page that makes searching for sapphic stories super simple. Unlike that sentence. Say searching for sapphic stories super simple 3 times real fast!

Now that we’ve rendered you speechless, let’s get to all the sapphic news from this past week!

I Heart SapphFic Week in Review

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We’ve selected 100 categories, but it only takes 15 to reach the first level (and potentially win a prize at year’s end). There are weekly and monthly giveaways, too. Don’t miss out!

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All About the Books

Join authors as they showcase their new release in a fun and engaging way. Click on each image for a behind the scenes peek!

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Meet Zoe (left calico) and Kailey (right calico). Submitted by Suzannah, a reader.

What was special about this week? 

Click on each calendar page for more about the day and find out which three books we recommended to mark the occasion! Sometimes we like to get creative. Did we choose the ones you expected?

January 8 National Snuggle a Chicken Day graphicJanuary 9 National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day GraphicJanuary 10 Poetry at Work Day Graphic

January 11 National Arkansas Day GraphicJanuary 12 Kissa Ginger Day GraphicJanuary 13 Friday the 13th Graphic

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Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.

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Hearts in Motion Feb 4 Book Club Meeting

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Great SapphFic Bargains

Please note, sale prices may change without notice, so please check the price before clicking a buy button. International prices may vary.

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Have you read As You Look yet? Get it here!

Where the heck was TB?

TB loves exploring places near and far, so we’ve created a weekly game where TB goes on an adventure, snaps some photos, and then lets you guess her location.

To answer last week’s mystery, 41% of you were right. It was the Portland Head Light in Maine. Also, 30% of you think I strained my neck and had to make an emergency massage appointment. While my neck felt a twinge when attempting to take an up-close picture, I didn’t require any medical attention at all. That didn’t stop me from whining on the drive back to Massachusetts because I gotta be me.

Now for this week’s guessing game.

Last Sunday was a beautiful winter day. The sky was a brilliant blue. The sun was bright. And the cold air was invigorating. So, I called up Miranda to see if she was up for a day out. We met up for breakfast in Concord, Massachusetts and then went for a stroll in a famous cemetery.

Here are some facts about the cemetery.

1. It’s the final resting place of a number of famous Concordians and has a hill known as “Authors’ Ridge.”

2. Landscape architects Cleveland and Copeland designed the cemetery in 1855 and it’s been in use ever since.

3. On September 29, 1855, Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke at its opening. He was later buried in the cemetery.

4. Daniel Chester French sculpted The Melvin Memorial, also known as Mourning Victory, to honor 3 brothers killed in the Civil War.

5. Some of the notable peeps are buried there are: Daniel Chester French, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

6. Located in the back, in a newer section, leads to a path system which connects to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. A favorite walking spot for TB.

Now for some of TB’s photos.

Time to vote on which cemetery we visited.

Polls are open until January 19 and the answer will be revealed on Saturday, January 14.

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Where in the Heck is TB?

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

Miranda & TB

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