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Moral conflict disclaimer: These links go to my Amazon affiliates account. I am still pretty conflicted about linking to Amazon at all—because I love to read, and I want writers and publishers to be compensated fairly.  So I really recommend finding a local independent bookstore to support. But if you already buy your books from Amazon, I suppose it wouldn't hurt for you to use an affiliate link to support the newsletter. Right? Ugh, feel free to call me a hypocrite!