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India Black - Carol K.Carr
When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents, India finds herself dodging Russian agents, seducing spies and embarking on midnight sleigh rides. [read more]
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Q&A With Debbie Stier, author of THE PERFECT SCORE PROJECT
I recently reviewed (and loved) Debbie Stier’s The Perfect Score Project, a book about her year spent studying for and taking the SAT seven times. Debbie graciously agreed to do a Q&A on EDIWTB. Here it is: Q: At what point in the project did you decide that you would write a book about it?  read more » [read more]
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April’s FEATURED AUTHOR: Kelly’s Favorites!
It’s another (the THIRD!) Wednesday of the month already, and I woke up to snowflakes on Monday morning this week. Yeah. Spring? What spring? BUT. This Wednesday’s perked right up with a visit from our Featured Author Kelly Moran, who’s here to share some of her must-read authors! Take it away, Kelly! Thanks again, Drey, […] [read more]
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Blog Tour - Author Guest Post - Whispering Woods Series By: Brinda Berry + A GIVEAWAY!!!
Title: The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods #1) Author: Brinda Berry Publisher: Etopia Press, 200 Pages (September 15th 2012) Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult Add to: Goodreads Order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK [read more]
WW: Penguin Feeds Readers
I promise this is not completely off topic for this week's Wordless Wednesday theme, "Eggs." The Penguin Book Truck was at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this past weekend. It's based on a food truck. Eggs are food. And penguins lay eggs. Works for me! [read more]
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Review: The Widow's Guide to Sex & Dating
Summary: The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating is Carole Radziwill's deliciously smart comedy about a famously widowed young New Yorker hell-bent on recapturing a kind of passionate love she never really had [read more]
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Book Review: The Temporary Gentleman by Sebastian Barry
It seems as if Mr. Barry put great thought into the narrative of this book. Each of us, I’m sure, can go back and point to events which, in our opinion, were either a turning point or crossroads in our linear path even though we did not know it at the time – this is what McNulty is writing about. [read more]
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Review/ Found In You
Found In You by K.L RusePublished by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. on January 2014Pages: 284 Format: ebookGoodreads [Twenty-three-year-old Camryn Singer never imagined that she would return to the place where she lost everything. To grant a dying wish, she moves back to the small Jersey beach town where she grew up, hoping to somehow find […] [read more]
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Review: Silence the Dead by Simone St. James
Silence the Dead by Simone St. James [read more]
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Dispatches from #BookFest 2014
Whew! It’s been about 24 hours since I finally made it back to Minnesota from my weekend in Los Angeles for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and I’m just starting to get my thoughts together. Rather than a lot of words, I’ve got a photo-heavy post to try and share some of the […] [read more]
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The Long Shadow - Liza Marklund
The Long Shadow is the eighth North American release in Liza Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series. [read more]
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How I Broke the Rules and Ended Up with Flashbacks
This post is not about dropping acid, though it may look that way from the title. It’s about another kind of “illegal” behavior–breaking a writing rule. There are a lot of “don’ts” when it comes to writing– certain newbie-writer mistakes that will automatically flag your work as that of a first-timer. These include starting a scene with... Continue reading » [read more]
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The Deepest Secret; Carla Buckley
The Deepest Secret; Carla Buckley Bantam / Random House - 2014   On a stormy night Eve Lattimore is driving to the airport to pick up her husband when she receives a text message and takes she eyes off the road for a second to look at it. In that split second she hits what she thinks is a deer. She stops her car and to her horror she finds Amy, the 11 years old daughter of her neighbor and good friend, Charlotte. Amy is dead, killed instantly. What should she do and what will she d ... [read more]
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Blog Tour: Over My Live Body by Susan Israel
Click HERE for more tour information and details. [read more]
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Waiting on Wednesday
This meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine and is meant to highlight some great pre-publication books we all can't wait to get our grubby little mitts on. [read more]
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Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky! It’s been a while since I’ve […] [read more]
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Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry     Author: Gabrielle Zevin          Published: April 2014, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill   Format: ARC Paperback, 230 pages    Source: Publisher/She Reads   [read more]
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Review - The Queen's Handmaid
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Three Kisses by Heath Daniels
FASCINATING AUTHORS: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? [read more]
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Bittersweet
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
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Wordless Wednesday 285
April Sunset, 2014 [read more]
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Review: The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon
    Title: The Word Exchange Author: Alena Graedon Published: Hachette Au April 2014 Status: Read from April 13 to 15, 2014 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher/Netgalley} My Thoughts: “The end of words would mean the end of memory and thought. In other words, our past and future.” In Alena Graedon’s […] [read more]
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Invitation by Christina Hoffman Book Blitz!
Pump Up Your Book and contemporary romance author Christina Hoffman are excited to announce the Invitation Book Blitz! [read more]
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"Draupadi" by Mahasweta Devi মহাশ্বেতা দেবী (1981)
Mahasweta Devi (1926, Dhaka, India) is best know for prolific literary and cultural studies of the lives of women in Indian Tribal societies and Dalit classes (once called "Untouchables").  Frank O'Connor famously wrote that short stories at their best are often about marginalized and voiceless classes of people.  No group of people more fits this description than those Devi focuses upon.  In post colonial literary terminology, she writers about the subaltern populous of India. I find an iro ... [read more]
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Book Review - Love! Laugh! Panic!
Love! Laugh! Panic! Life with my Mother [read more]
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Book Review: Savage Girl by Jean Zimmerman
From Goodreads: Jean Zimmerman’s new novel tells of the dramatic events that transpire when an alluring, blazingly smart eighteen-year-old girl named Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple, and taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society. [read more]
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It's National Bookmobile Day: Bookmobiles in WWII
Yesterday, I went to the library to pick up some books that they had gotten for me through interlibrary loan.  I have always been fortunate enough to live within walking distance of a public library and a short subway ride to one of the greatest research libraries in the country, the New York Public Library at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.  And since it is National Library Week, I would like to give a shout out to my local library and the librarians who have gotten me many of the books I hav ... [read more]
A to Z April - M: Mysteries
Today I'm going to talk about another genre of books, mysteries.  They are not my top type of books, but I do enjoy a good one.  I'm finding more YA ones that I'm even starting to become more interested in mysteries.  I'll share my top 5 mystery books/series below. [read more]
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New Books for Review/Hosting for June Tours
New Books for Review/Hosting for June Tours Title: The Unholy Author: Paul DeBlassie III Publisher: Sunstone Press Pages: 200 Genre: Psychological/Paranormal Thriller Format: Paperback/Kindle A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, [...] [read more]
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Trailers!
Lol, I don't exactly know what to think of the Gone Girl trailer to be honest. While I get the music choice, I wish the trailer had a darker feel? I don't know. [read more]
Review: The Island of Doves by Kelly O’Connor McNees
Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade (April 1, 2014) ISBN-10: 0425264580 Source: Publisher Susannah Fraser was promised a happy life with her husband, living in one of Buffalo’s finest homes. Instead, her home is a prison filled with physical and mental abuse. While all … Continue reading → [read more]
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Review: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson finds himself entering a camp of Roman demigods near San Francisco with only the vaguest memory of who he is. The Romans accept him and he finds himself on a quest with Hazel and Frank, a couple of other demigods. They must make their way to Alaska, "The Land Beyond the Gods," defeat a giant, win back the Roman standard, and free Thanatos, aka Death. All in about four days. No sweat. [read more]
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How Confident Are You? The Confidence Code Reveals Some Surprising Insights
In The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know (on sale today!), New York Times bestselling authors of Womenomics, Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, investigate why—in a world in which women are better educated, more naturally-suited... [read more]
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (audiobook): Review
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley is the sixth novel in the Flavia de Luca series. This one is a little bit different and solves a lot of the mystery present in the other novels. [read more]
Happy Tuesday!
The Other Story [read more]
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Review: House of Ivy and Sorrow
House of Ivy and Sorrow By Natalie Whipple Published: April 15, 2014 [read more]
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The Splendid Century by W.H. Lewis
The Splendid Century by W. H. Lewis [read more]
Contributor Review: "These Broken Stars" byAmie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Good Tuesday, book babes! [read more]
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Review: Mind of Winter
Mind of Winter Laura Kasischke Harper 288 pages a review copy of this book was provided by TLC Book Tours [read more]
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Review & Tour: Casebook
Casebook By Mona Simpson (Knopf, Hardcover, 9780385351416, April 15, 2014, 336pp.) The Short of It: A little bit of mystery and a lovable protagonist add a special something to an otherwise familiar story. The Rest of It: After his parents split, Miles Adler spends his days eavesdropping on his mathematician mother, Irene. Although his father […] [read more]
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Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles
First Line: The first time I came to Deadwood, I got shot in the ass. [read more]
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"Landing Gear" by Kate Pullinger
Spring 2010.  Ash from a volcano in Iceland has closed the airspace over Europe.  With most of her colleagues in local radio stranded abroad, Harriet jumps at the opportunity to further her career.  But a chance encounter with a man from her past ruins everything.  Meanwhile, Harriet’s husband Michael is stuck in Toronto and staying with an old flame, while their teenage son Jack who is off from school and on his own finds himself in a lot of trouble.  Emily is a young television researcher ... [read more]
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"The Fully Lived Life" by Dr. Merry C. Lin
"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." - John 10:10 [read more]
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Review: One Good Cowboy by Catherine Mann
One Good Cowboy [read more]
Not So Lucky
Music Review: Benmont Tench – ‘You Should Be So Lucky’ (Blue Note Records) Tench Debut Works But Only If Expectations Are Reasonable and Realistic. “But I’ll know my song well before I start singing.” Bob Dylan (“A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna … Continue reading → [read more]
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Spring Blooms
We moved into our new home last year on the cusp of fall, so this spring each plant and tree is extra sweet and seems new. Do you have a favorite spring bloom? [read more]
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Adovia Dead Sea Mud Mask Review
Adovia Mineral Skin Care is made in Israel with minerals from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea differs from oceans in many ways. It has a much higher salt content but it also has a much lower sodium chloride measurement.  For normal ocean water, 85 percent of the salt is sodium chloride while the Dead Sea salt is measured to only have 2.5 percent sodium chloride.  This means more of other minerals since there is less sodium chloride. [read more]
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Mailbox Monday - an ode to book blogging
Lest anyone doubt the efficacy of book blogs to publicize books amongst readers, I am noting that 5 of the 6 books I received over the past couple of weeks are ones I specifically sought out due to reading reviews on fellow book blogger sites.  Thanks for the great recommendations! [read more]
review: my life in middlemarch by rebecca mead
As the book is titled My Life in Middlemarch, I expected Rebecca Mead to include far more about her own life. The book instead focuses primarily on Mary Ann Evans who wrote Middlemarch under the name George Eliot. There's much here about parallels between the works of Eliot and the author's life which may have inspired the novels. Although it's an interesting and well-researched biography, I hoped to read more of Mead. I did appreciate her insights though. My biggest takeaway came from the ... [read more]
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Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons by Jon J. Muth
Whenever a new book about bears is published, especially those that are about pandas or polar bears, my friends all send me messages about it.  They all know I tend to gush over bears and if I had a bucket list, playing with a panda would definitely be one it. [read more]
Celebrity Boyfriend: Ode to Richard Armitage
From time to time- I become a bit obsessed  enamored over a super hot/sexy stud celebrity. [read more]
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Book Review: This Side of Salvation by Jeri Smith-Ready
David's parents join a cult that claims to know the date of the rapture (which they call the rush) - the night of David's prom. When David sneaks out on rush night, and then comes home to find his parents gone and their clothes laid out on the bed, he and his sister begin a frantic search for them. Or did the rapture really happen? [read more]
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Miniatures Monday - Dollhouse Show!
Just got back from the Bishop Chicago International show over the weekend. Always lots to see and buy! [read more]
Mailbox Monday — April 14
Welcome to Mailbox Monday, the weekly meme where book lovers share the titles they received for review, purchased, or otherwise obtained over the past week.  It is now being hosted at the Mailbox Monday blog. Here’s what I added to the shelves: The Sea Garden by Deborah Lawrenson — from Harper Hailed as a “master […] [read more]
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Sunday Salon: April 13, 2014
The scene: Noon on Sunday morning reviewing pictures from a trip to New York Botanical Gardens yesterday.  It was the PERFECT day - the weather was amazing and the flowers were gorgeous. The orchid show is featured there now and they were stunning. [read more]
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Life: It Goes On - April 13
It's cold and rainy today, the perfect day to curl up in a corner of the sofa and read all day. Too bad I played all day yesterday and need to accomplish something today! [read more]
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The Sunday Salon: Finally reading something
Good morning, readers! How has your week been so far? It has been a wonderful week out here - warmish and colorful. Perfect for doing some work around the house. I had been doing some decluttering for the past couple of weeks and now have things in pretty good order. There is still a lot of spring cleaning itself to do but everything seems to have a home now so that should make it easier to get things done. Today, we're planning to do some cleaning around the house, make raised beds for our ... [read more]
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Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen
Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen [read more]
TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for April 14th – 18th
Bellagrand by Paullina Simons Monday, April 14th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers . . . . Alice Will and Tilt by Ashley Chappell Monday, April 14th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Alice Will . . . . Deceiving Lies by Molly McAdams Monday, April 14th: Tina’s Book Reviews . . . . Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke Monday, April 14th: Bibliophiliac Tuesday, […] [read more]
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Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival
Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each ot.her. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back ... [read more]
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Walk a Mile for a CAMEL? Or Characteristics of Books that Generate Great Discussions
Dear Book Club Cheerleader: My book club is just starting out and we’re more than a bit confused about what books to choose. We see lists of “great book club books” everywhere. But what does that mean? I read in some of your reviews that you refer to certain books as being “discussable”—but why? What […] [read more]
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TransAtlantic – Book Review
What was a life anyway? An accumulation of small shelves of incident. Stacked at odd angles to each other. The long blades of an ice saw cutting sparks into a block of cold. Sharpening the blades, seating them, slotting them into handles. Leaning down to make the cut. A brief leap of ember in the […] [read more]
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The Medici Boy by John L’Heureux
Donatello: Art, Pain, Passion, Murder Renowned Literary Writer Renders Controversial Life of Mysterious Renaissance Genius [read more]
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FO Friday: February spinning
I started spinning every day in February, and I kept it up until my spinning wheel broke. Wah wah wah. It’s fixed now, but here’s what I spun in that spurt. One ply is Spunky Eclectic‘s Moose Moss on Portuguese … Continue reading → [read more]
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NA* Cover Reveal! RESISTANCE by Jaye L. Knight
*for those of you who are not yet familiar with the category "NA", it stands for "New Adult" and generally refers to a story featuring main characters whose age is in the post-high school adult range, usually between ages 18-24, though that range is flexible a year or so in either direction.) [read more]
FOODFIC: Please Welcome Ksenia Anske, Author of Siren Suicides
Darling Shelley invited me to guest post on her blog about food. Food my characters eat. Curiously, in my first trilogy, SIREN SUICIDES, there is hardly any talk of food except human souls, which is what sirens sing out of people, for, well, nourishment. But in my second novel ROSEHEAD a 12 year old American girl, Lilith Bloom, and her talking whippet Panther, travel from Boston to Berlin for a family reunion, and there they pig out on hearty German food, which is partially inspired by my ow ... [read more]
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On the edge
For someone so afraid of heights, you wouldn’t take me for a crazy waterfall fanatic. But something about cascading water — plummeting, falling, twirling, twisting — always holds me captive. And of all the cataracts I’ve had the pleasure of … Continue reading → [read more]
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Review: "Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir" by Jennette Fulda
I saw this one advertised in the back of a different book that I read ,and it instantly appealed to me. So many people suffer from obesity! It has become an epidemic among North Americans. I can't remember a time in my past when I haven't considered myself to be overweight. My husband insists that I'm not fat (thanks husband! I love you!) but the truth is that I've always carried extra weight and I've been struggling to lose it for as long as I remember. Jennette Fulda's memoir appealed to m ... [read more]
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NYT Bestselling Author and Emmy Award-Winning Producer Discusses THE IDEA OF HIM
Today we welcome Holly Peterson to Author Exposure to celebrate the recent release of her second novel, The Idea of Him. Holly's first novel, The Manny, was in instant success and hit the New York Times bestseller list shortly after its release back in 2007. We are very excited to have Holly join us today. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our conversation! [read more]
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Sometimes Mere Scales Can Be Beautiful Music
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. I LOVED this book. I loved this book so much that I want to tell you all to read it right now. You don't have to take my word alone for it either. Ask anyone else who has read it. They'll also sing its praises because it's just that good. [read more]
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Mark-Downs
Does the price of a book affect your decision about buying it? Do you wait for cheaper editions of books you want? Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves! [read more]
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Sugar is the cocaine of the food world
"People are overfed but they are also starving to death. You could be eating 10,000 calories a day but if you're not getting specific nutrients your body needs in a way it can digest and assimilate than you are starving on a nutritional basis. As long as you are starving on a nutritional basis, your body is going to stay hungry in order to get those specific nutrients. Manmade foods like bread and sugar trick your body into thinking you're getting specific nutrients so your body stays hungry ... [read more]
Book Review: Heaven's Queen
From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell's doomed ship, Devi Morris' life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that's eating her alive. [read more]
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StoryTime Release Day Blitz and Soul Bound Cover Reveal
All proceeds from the StoryTime events will be donated to SDDAS Spirit Fund, a nonprofit society dedicated to giving homeless animals the medical care they need.For more information, visit their website at sddac.com/donations.asp.  The Firedragon- A Flynn Nightsider Tale Mary Fan, April 8th, 2014 Almost a hundred years ago, the Enchanters defeated the Lord of the Underworld […] [read more]
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Review of He Texted: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the Digital Era
Review: He Texted: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the Digital Era by Lisa WinningWhat amazed me about He Texted is the reactions that I got from friends when I shared tidbits from the ARC via my... [read more]
Monday Mini ~ The Martian by Andy Weir
Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review. Going to a bookstore with a fellow book lover can be dangerous. […] [read more]
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The Saturday Spotlight with David Meredith and Giveaway of The Reflections of Queen Snow White
Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and Debut authors. This week I have the pleasure introducing readers to: [read more]
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#24in48: Reading Updates
Hello all! It's officially the #24in48 readathon in my neck of the woods. I'll be updating on Tumblr, with links in this post over the course of the weekend. I can't wait to see what everyone is reading, and to finally tackle some serious reading from my own TBR stack. [read more]
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The Queen's Handmaid by Tracy L. Higley
Book Info About the book: From the servant halls of Cleopatra's Egyptian palace to the courts of Herod the Great, Lydia will serve two queens to see prophecy fulfilled. [read more]
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Tiny Mini Reviews – A Variety
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (Audiobook) – This novel tells the stories of a professor and his scholar daughter, in two separate timelines, as they both research mysterious documents and the disappearance of the father’s mentor. It is a very … Continue reading → [read more]
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The Process of Writing About A Vampire Chef (And More) By Three Time Book Author Laura Enright
Vampire Review is proud to welcome Chicago Author Laura Enright. Here she guest posts about her new book: "In To Touch The Sun." This article is exclusive to Vampire Review! [read more]
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An interesting view of Divergent
I’m back with another movie related post, although this is about an adaptation of a book.  And it’s just a pointer to someone else’s post. But it points out something that never occurred to me, and that I think is really important.  It’s about Divergent and it’s anti-rape-culture message.  Go, read it, and let me […] [read more]
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2013: End of Year Mini-Review Wrap-Up
Three months too late, here’s a rating (and sometimes a quick thought) for everything else I read last year. There will be a more detailed (and personable) post coming soon! Falling Into You – Jasinda Wilder (New Adult; Romance) Not sure what qualifies this as “New Adult” as opposed to an existing genre, but it […] [read more]
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I Love Memes
So when I discovered a meme generator it was a match made in Heaven.  Time is better served reading, or better yet, writing.  And I'm getting right back to that.  I just needed to create and post a few of these first. [read more]
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Coming Soon: A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander
I am so excited because I've been asked to be a promoter for Tamera Alexander's upcoming release, "A Beauty So Rare"!!! In the next few weeks, you will see posts about her upcoming release, including my review! [read more]
Book Review: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
I’ve got a problem. A NetGalley problem. Like most other bookworms, I’ve got eyes bigger than my stomach when it comes to free books–I will request way more than I can feasibly read! However, when I saw karen’s review of The Weight of Blood, I knew I had to make space on my crowded iPad–and […] [read more]
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When Helping Hurts by Corbett & Fikkert
When Helping Hurts, Expanded Edition by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert [read more]
Sisterland, In Which Psychic Twins Still Manage to Have Screwed Up Lives
People have always been fascinated by identical twins.  Twin studies have shown that often they have a deeper connection than normal siblings, developing their own language to communicate and sensing when something is wrong with the other.  It is this idea that Curtis Sittenfeld explores in Sisterland, his 2013 novel about two identical twins who end up taking very different paths. [read more]
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The State of the Stacks - Best of January edition
You knew you wouldn't be rid of me for long, right?? [read more]
REVIEW: THE CUCKOO'S CALLING BY (eh hem) ROBERT GALBRAITH
I bought and downloaded this book the day it was released last summer, and dove in immediately.  I have to admit being a bit gun shy, as I bought A Casual Vacancy on release day too, and was sadly disappointed in that book.  Interesting note about The Cuckoo's Calling, when "somebody" leaked that it was in fact [read more]
TLC Book Tours Presents: The Moon Sisters Review
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh Release date: 2014 / 336 pages Synopsis (from Amazon): After their mother’s probable suicide, sisters Olivia and Jazz take steps to move on with their lives. Jazz, logical and forward-thinking, decides to get a new … Continue reading → [read more]
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The Innocent
Book Review: The Night She Disappeared; by April Henry
   I had a taste of one of April Henry’s books (Girl, Stolen) a few months back, and I immediately love her work. Naturally, I look for more of her books up and this peaked my interests. Little I know, she be taking me through another emotional, end of the seat experience. and I am happy that she did. (I was in a reading slump and her books brought me back) [read more]
Faithful, Fit & Fabulous by Connie Sokol – Review & Giveaway
Tour Schedule Title: Faithful, Fit & Fabulous Author: Connie E. Sokol Publisher: Cedar Fort Released: August 8, 2011 Filled with humor and I can relate life experiences, Faithful, Fit and Fabulous is the ideal 8-week life boost that will refresh … Continue reading → [read more]
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Author Alison McQueen stops by...
Alison McQueen, author of Under The Jeweled SkyForbidden love set against the backdrop of a maharaja’s palace in post-World War II India is at the center of Alison McQueen’s new novel, Under the Jeweled Sky (Jan 21, 2014; $14.99 U.S.; Fiction; Trade Paper). [read more]
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Waiting on Wednesday: Panic by Lauren Oliver
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. [read more]
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Reading in the Classroom: Our Current Read-Alouds
Even seventh- and eighth-graders like to be read aloud to. (Yes, I could have rewritten that sentence so that it didn't end in a preposition. But I didn't. I like to teach my students that writing isn't always about rules!) [read more]
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Oregon Cabin
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Flowers in the Attic Revisted
Flowers in The Attic - V.C Andrews (publisher) [read more]
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