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The Daughter of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books & Movies for the Halloween Spirit
Happy Halloweek!  One of my favorite holidays. [read more]
Dystopian Giveaway Hop - November 2014
Thanks to both Kathy @ I Am A Reader and April and Kat @ My Shelf Confessions for hosting this Giveaway Hop.  I am a huge fan of Dystopian stories.  Now, there are a lot of books that get heaped into one big grouping under this heading, even though they could technically be more post-apocalyptic, or science fiction, or even fantasy in some cases.  So here is the definition of Dystopia from the Oxford Dictionary online: [read more]
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MiB Awards 2014….Please Vote For Me
Hi my blogger friends. I have a huge request please, I have been nonimated for two awards for my blog and I would really appreciate it if you could click on both banners and vote for my blog. It would mean the world to me. Thanks in advance. For the Lifestyle category: For the Beauty […] [read more]
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Review: Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
Several years ago I read Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale, a book with books on the cover, a main character who is a biographer, and her subject who is a reclusive author. It was billed as gothic and mysterious, which are two adjectives from which I generally shy away. But the connection with books and the buzz it was generating was too hard to resist. And I liked it. I liked it enough to pick up Bellman and Black, the second offering from Setterfield, despite the fact that it is ... [read more]
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2014 Murder, Monsters & Mayhem Wrap-up!
Each year, as Murder, Monsters & Mayhem comes to an end, I always experience bittersweet feelings.  While I love horror and thriller titles, specifically sharing my favorites with you all, I do look forward to the opportunity to read something a little lighter and less…deadly.  With that said, I really had a lot of fun ... Read more [read more]
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Romance Friday: Slow Hand - Victoria Vane
In rural Montana... Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs. [read more]
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Blu-ray Review - Planes: Fire & Rescue
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The Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A&E Kirk: Character Interviwew!
Please enjoy this tour featuring an AWESOME series and one of the most hilarious character interviews I've ever had the pleasure of participating in! [read more]
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Halloween, Donuts and Soul Cakes
HAPPY HALLOWEEN [read more]
eBook Review: Night's Deep Hush
Dreaming turns dangerous... [read more]
Review and Giveaway: Loop by Karen Akins
I got to read LOOP last year and I was blown away by how imaginative and fun it was. So much so that I gave it an official blurb which appears on the back cover of the hardback: [read more]
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Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 15 – 17
Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from the Fingersmith in its entirety, including the ending. Fingersmith bookmarks: I finally found the PERFECT things I needed to make the bookmarks at Michaels. Unfortunately, I left the bag in my backseat on a day when I took my daughter […] [read more]
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Halloween Mini-Reviews: Horrorstor and The Phantom Coach
It's Halloween! And while I don't much go in for horror (I'm a weeny when it comes to being scared), even I can't pass up the month of October without a few spooky reads. [read more]
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Like Zombies? Then you'll LOVE Brutal & Fatal from author T.A. Brock + A GIVEAWAY!!!
Brutal by T.A. Brock: Zombies take over the world!  [read more]
Darynda Jones’ Seventh Grave and No Body Promo!
Charley Davidson fans are rejoicing – the seventh installment in Darynda Jones’ fabulously entertaining series is OUT! I’m one of the last stops on the promo tour, so grab a cuppa, get comfortable, and check out what I’ve got to share with you! When you’re done here, click on the banner above for all the […] [read more]
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Review: Liesl’s Ocean Rescue by Barbara Krasner, illustrated by Avi Katz
On the ship, Liesl could eat whatever she wanted.  She could walk freely around the ship and see movies in the recreation room whenever they played.  Back in Germany, she could only eat rationed bread and eggs.  And Jews like Liesl and her family weren’t allowed to stroll in the park, walk on the sidewalk, […] [read more]
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Get into the Spirit: Halloween Tricks and Treats
Wickle Woo Has a Halloween Party - from Nosy Crow, illustrated by Jannie Ho For kids age 3 months to 3 years, this is a fun first Halloween board book.  Wickle Woo has invited all this friends to his Halloween party, but where are they.  Young kids can pull to the large, sturdy tabs to find out who has arrived.  This offers a nice alternative way to play peek-a-boo and learn animal names at the same time. [read more]
Happy Halloween ~ October Reading
Happy Halloween Readers.  Living in a condo we don't really get any trick or treaters, but it doesn't stop us from buying some peanut butter cups (just in case) someone rings or door bell:)   [read more]
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Fun Facts Friday: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
At first Frankenstein was published anonymously (1818) to scathing reviews (“a tissue of horrible and disgusting absurdity”). A play in 1823 made the story popular and the book appeared in print again (1831), but with significant changes including crediting Mary Shelley with the authorship. [read more]
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Announcing the “Revival” Read Along!
When King releases a new book, you pay attention. I  know when he released Mr. Mercedes a few months ago, folks who didn’t even read King picked it up and were pleasantly surprised at the story telling contain within. He is quite the story teller and that is the one thing I say over and […] [read more]
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Book to Screen: Olive Kitteridge (HBO Miniseries)
As many of you know, I'm a big fan of HBO, which has aired some of the best original content seen on television (Deadwood and True Detective, for example). And because they bring the same excellent writing and quality production to their adaptations, I'm crazy excited about their upcoming (November 2 and 3) miniseries based on Elizabeth Stout's Olive Kitteridge, starring Frances McDormand and Richard Jenkins. [read more]
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Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
When Jacob’s grandfather dies in a horrible accident, Jacob thinks he sees a creature responsible for his death exit the woods.  Rather than chase it, he goes to try to help his grandfather who says to him: Find the bird. In the loop. On the other side of the old man’s grave. September third, 1940. […] [read more]
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RIP IX Wrap-up
Moan! Howl! Sob! It's the end of the Readers.Imbibing.Peril season. It seemed to go by so quickly this year and I still have tons of books that I wish I had gotten to. And yet ... [read more]
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The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1766)
"No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand, or more wise when he had." Samuel Johnson on Oliver Goldsmith  [read more]
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A Flutter of a Weekly Link Round-Up
It's that time of year when folks up north begin winding their way down here to southern Arizona to escape the snow and cold. It's gorgeous here, and I've been doing a bit of gardening with only occasional slaps at the few persistent mosquitoes that are left after all the rain we had in September. [read more]
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Halloween in Miniature, Day 5 - It's Halloween!
 Welcome to Day 5 of Halloween in Miniature 2014! [read more]
Halloween Giveaway! The Penguin Book of Witches and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
This has to be one of the most classic Halloween stories and when you think about it...it's really unique? The loose inspiration for the current Fox series as well has brought it back into fashion! [read more]
Expecto Patronum!!!!
Scary and publishing go hand in hand. Trust me. My novel hit bookstores last month. I know. You think the hard part is over when you get and agent and then sell your book. But then the scary work is really just started. There are rounds of edits…thankfully! Then you wait on pins and needles... Continue reading » [read more]
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STRANGERS IN THE MORNING - A #ShortStory
                   STRANGERS IN THE MORNING                     BY ROY L. PICKERING JR. [read more]
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Month In Review
After a disastrous month reading-wise in September, I definitely got back into the swing of things in October.  This was mostly due to the announcement of the Giller Prize longlist mid-September.  I always try to read as many books on the longlist as I can before the winner is announced at the beginning of November.  This year, I look poised to read 11/12, my best year so far. [read more]
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Children's Book Review: Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis
Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis [read more]
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Interview with Dr. John & Elizabeth McIntosh, authors of ‘Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts’
Doctor H. John McIntosh is known as the “Medical Guru” through his columns and media presence.  Hewas educated as a medical doctor in Scotland. He received a general medical degree from DundeeUniversityMedicalSchool in 1984 and moved to Australia in 1993. He received his Specialist Physicianqualification in 1988 from the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and […] [read more]
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Book Review: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washington Irving
From Goodreads: Perhaps the marker of a true mythos is when the stories themselves overshadow their creator. Originally published under a pseudonym as The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories gave America its own haunted mythology. This collection of larger-than-life tales contains Washington Irving’s best-known literary inventions—Ichabod Crane, the Headless Horseman, and Rip Van Winkle—that continue to capture our imaginations today. To be f ... [read more]
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Man on the Moon
Beer Review: Moon Man No Coast Pale Ale from New Glarus Brewing While I was spending my summer in Bloomington, Indiana, a good friend of mine, Eric, visited for the Fourth of July weekend. He and I are what some … Continue reading → [read more]
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Jaguar Hunt (Heart of the Jaguar #3) by Terry Spear
An agent and a jaguar-shifter chase trouble, and each other, through the jungles of Belize... [read more]
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Book Talk: REUNION, by Hannah Pittard
Reunion: A Novel [read more]
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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Us by David Nicholls
Title: Us     Author: David Nicholls      Published: September 2014, Harper    Format: ARC Paperback, 416 pages    Source: Publisher via TLC Book Tours   [read more]
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Review: Drunk Mom
Summary: Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also marked Bydlowska’s immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism. [read more]
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Broccoli cheddar and a book for the soul
There’s nothing like treating yourself to lunch. I stopped for a while, mostly when I went full-force on Weight Watchers and knew that dining out each day was a surefire way to go over my daily points allowance. Lunches out went from commonplace status to special treat — and that wasn’t a bad thing! Not […] [read more]
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Review: Boomerang
Boomerang By Noelle August Published: July 8, 2014 [read more]
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October 2014 Reading Wrap Up and a Look to November
Who has two thumbs and fell of the blogging bandwagon this week? That’s right, this girl! Work and life got in the way in a pretty significant way, but that’s just the way it is. No sense dwelling on the disappointing — let’s look at my October reading, which was anything but disappointing (transitions!). Thanks […] [read more]
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This Dark Road to Mercy - Wiley Cash
Wiley Cash's first novel A Land More Kind Than Home was a New York Times bestseller. It garnered rave reviews, and I remember putting it on my never ending must read list. Well, I never did get to it, but his second novel, This Dark Road to Mercy, has just released in trade format - and I jumped at the chance to review it. [read more]
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Critically Acclaimed Author Lalita Tademy Discusses CITIZENS CREEK
We are excited to welcome Lalita Tademy to Author Exposure today. Her debut novel, Cane River, was selected as Oprah’s Book Club Pick in 2001 and ts sequel, Red River, was San Francisco’s One City, One Book in 2007. Her highly anticipated third novel, Citizens Creek, is on next month's Indie Next List and is available for pre-purchase now (publication date is November 4). Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the conversation! [read more]
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A spooky book for a spooky season
One of the traditions I have never had is to read something spooky or scary for Halloween. The idea has always enamored me, and why not? Reading ghostly books during Halloween, Christmas books in December, and romance books around the Valentine's day season simply enhances the holiday experience. Sure, there's nothing spooky about Halloween in the real world, but if the make-believe worlds in books and movies and TV shows are to be believed, then ghouls and ghosts are just waiting for a reas ... [read more]
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Scary
What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read? 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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LUCKY US by Amy Bloom
While I was reading Amy Bloom’s new novel, Lucky Us, I had a few questions: How did a book like Lucky Us get published, as is? Did someone read it – really read it – before it got published? If you’re Amy Bloom, with a few great successes under your belt, does that mean that you get to read more » [read more]
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(90)Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Television writer Georgie McCool knows that her family will be disappointed that she can't miss work to go back to Nebraska for Christmas. Georgie knows that her husband Neal is at his breaking point and fed up with her long hours, work-husband, and awkward networking industry events. But this is her dream come true.  The show she has been working on with her writing partner has the potential of getting picked up, but it means they have to work through Christmas. After sending her family off ... [read more]
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Library loot for AusMonth
November is AusReading Month - an event hosted by Brona's Books. [read more]
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Pump Up Your Book Presents Daughter of the Fallen Virtual Book Publicity Tour – Win $50 Amazon Gift Card!
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Madeline Wynn’s DAUGHTER OF THE FALLEN virtual book tour November 3 – January 30! Title: Daughter of the Fallen Author: Madeline Wynn Publisher: Book Baby Pages: 250 Genre: YA paranormal Format: Paperback Most sixteen-year olds aren’t worried about the fate of their immortal souls. May Krieg [...] [read more]
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New York Times Bestseller Before I Go to Sleep is Now a Major Motion Picture!
S.J. Watson’s debut novel and New York Times bestseller Before I Go to Sleep is now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth, opening this Friday, October 31! A gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller, Before I Go to... [read more]
Stone Mattress by Margaret Atwood: Review
The Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast recently aired an episode titled Women of a Certain Age. Part of the show discussed how women are pushed aside as they age. No one wants to listen to the opinions of an older woman. They (we) become invisible. Some younger people think there is something creepy and sad about women who share their thoughts with the world. In looking for books with female protagonists who are older, I had a hard time finding any that weren’t about midlife crisis or featured ... [read more]
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Still Alice by Lisa Genova Published May 2009 by Gale Group Source: Bought it [read more]
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"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Precious One
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
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Mini Reviews: Fiction, Film Memoir, and Futuristic Fantasy
As You Wish is Cary Elwes’ memoir of his time filming The Princess Bride. I love The Princess Bride and greatly enjoyed reading this memoir of the filming process. Cary Elwes played Westley in the movie, and his recollections alone … Continue reading → [read more]
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Seriously. Nescafe + Coffee-Mate - What else is better together?
This is a post and giveaway is sponsored by Nestle.  I was provided awesome product. All thoughts and opinions remain my own. [read more]
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review: christopher's diary: secrets of foxworth by v.c. andrews
Cathy told her side of the story in Flowers in the Attic, now Christopher has his chance in Christopher’s Diary: Secrets of Foxworth. On a visit to the burned out Foxworth mansion, distant relative Kristin and her construction worker father come across Christopher’s diary which miraculously survived two fires and many passing decades. Kristin soon becomes consumed by the diary which recounts the story well known to readers, but which has been distorted over the years for Kristin and the ot ... [read more]
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10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know by Kari Kampakis
As a member of Amazon Vine, I'm able to review books through them, but--as I understand the terms--I'm only allowed to post my review on Amazon. Because I liked this book, I'm posting a description of the book here with a direct link to my review on Amazon. [read more]
Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
As a member of Amazon Vine, I'm able to review books through them, but--as I understand the terms--I'm only allowed to post my review on Amazon. Because I liked this book, I'm posting a description of the book here with a direct link to my review on Amazon. [read more]
CFBA: Quilted by Christmas by Jodie Bailey
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingQuilted by ChristmasAbingdon Press (October 21, 2014)byJodie Bailey [read more]
Book Thoughts - Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmenn
Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmeen, illustrations by Kerascoet published 2/25/14 96 pages [read more]
Review: Nightingale by Fiona McIntosh
  Title: Nightingale Author: Fiona McIntosh Published: Michael Joseph: Penguin October 2014 Read an Excerpt Status: Read from October 23 to 25, 2014 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher} My Thoughts: As Australian Light Horseman Jamie Wren collapses under the weight of his badly injured mate slung over his shoulders onto the […] [read more]
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Book Review - Mysteries Have No Borders
Mysteries Have No Borders [read more]
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Moguls and Iron Men by James McCague
Moguls and Iron Men by James McCague [read more]
Review: What Is Found, What Is Lost
What Is Found, What Is Lost Anne Leigh Parrish She Writes Press paperback, 253 pages Publication Date: October 14, 2014 [read more]
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TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for October 27th – 31st
Memory Card Full by Liz Weber Monday, October 27th: A Chick Who Reads Monday, October 27th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf . . . How to Bake a Man by Jessica Barksdale Inclán Monday, October 27th:  Peeking Between the Pages Tuesday, October 28th:  From the TBR Pile . . . The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire […] [read more]
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Sunday Salon: October 26, 2014
The Scene: 5:45 am (Pacific Time) - am in SFO visiting friends so thought I would use the time difference making me a morning person and get some blogging done - finally!! [read more]
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A Scarlet Fury: World in Shadows Book 2 by Bridget Blackwood
It has been almost a year since mankind became aware of the world in shadows. It's been an adjustment, but life goes on and most have learned to adapt. There are some on both sides that are not ready to let go of their plans. Madalaina Bonvillian believed nothing could harm her; she's the daughter of the former alpha and the sister of the current alpha, who would dare? After surviving a brutal attack, Madalaina must try to move forward, but where do you go when you feel like you've lost your ... [read more]
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FOODFIC: Please Welcome Lynn Cahoon, Author of Return of the Fae
In RETURN OF THE FAE, Book 2 of The Council series, Parris and Ty take off on a road trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to the stay at The Riverglen, the only magical specialty hotel in the downtown area.  Even though the hotel is warded against a guest using their magic to keep warring factions from using the facility as a hot zone, the staff members are skilled in the hospitality craft. Including those in charge of preparing the food guests ordered from the room service menu. [read more]
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Feeling Thankful
I love the transition from summer into autumn – the days get a little shorter, the air has a nip to it, clouds skid across blue skies and colors deepen. As October winds down into November, I start thinking about the holidays approaching. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. It is a time to reflect […] [read more]
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CFBA Blog Tour Finding Mercy by Michael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley
This week, the [read more]
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Review: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
I seriously did not think I could love an audiobook performance more than I love Katherine Kellgren's narration of the Bloody Jack series by L. A. Meyer. And then she narrated The Mysterious Howling. Holy cow. I am in awe of Ms. Kellgren's talent! Old men, teen girls, simpering married women, wolfish children howling at the moon, she went at all of them with gusto and I loved every minute of it! [read more]
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Readathon Opening Meme and Future Update Page
Readathon started at 7:00am CST time this morning, but I had a little puppy who didn't want to come inside - so I got started around 7:30.  My husband picked my book - ZomB by Darren Shan - should've known that would  be the one that he would pick. [read more]
"It's a God Thing Volume 2" by Dan Jacobson and K-Love Radio
Many people feel that miracles are something that are reserved for Biblical times.  But miracles do exist, and they are all around us.  Many of us can point to an instance in our life for which there is no earthly explanation.  Those instances can be called “God things.”  Only the hand and work of God can be responsible for those happenings. [read more]
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For Your Must-Read List: Edgy Inspy NA Romance SWAY by Amy Matayo
Click the title below to find SWAY by Amy Matayo at Amazon What it's about (from the author): Falling in love is a beautiful thing. Unless you fall for the wrong person. Finally settled after a tragedy-laden life, 24-year-old Caleb has found security in his faith, his friends, and his career. It's the life he's always wanted — simple, predictable, and safe. Enter Kate Hawkins, the attractive 21-year-old stranger he rescues from a bar fight who has an odd affinity for the color pink and a ... [read more]
Review: "What Might Have Been" by Matt Dunn
Sarah, mourning the death of her jazz musician father and finding herself virtually alone in a foreign country, finds herself in a dive bar one night listening to the music played by Evan, a former international superstar currently flying under the radar. Evan and Sarah meet and their chemistry is undeniable. They spend one spectacular night together and then forces align to drive them apart. Evan leaves on a year-long overseas tour with the band The Police, and Sarah finds herself continuin ... [read more]
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October is National Reading Group Month!
Hooray! I know it’s already the 13th, but I still can’t believe October is here! While some of my Italian friends may be celebrating Columbus Day, and others are getting their little kiddles ready for The Great Pumpkin, many of by Bookie buddies are celebrating National Reading Group Month, October 2014! The fabulous folks over […] [read more]
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Book Review: The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
Somehow I ended up owning two copies of Patrick Rothfuss’s The Name of the Wind, while knowing little about it beyond it was a fantasy book that receives glowing reviews online. While brainstorming birthday presents for my dad last year (and knowing well his habit of reading good, bad, and terrible fantasy and sci-fi novels), […] [read more]
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Don't Think
Sometimes, the best thing I do (or don't do) is refrain from over thinking things. That happened this weekend. Which resulted in me riding in a chairlift for the first time. It was so scary and beautiful and thrilling. Have you ever tried it? If I had looked it up beforehand or over thought it, I might have talked myself out of it. I'm so glad I didn't. Now I have to admit, I look forward to doing it again. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever not thought something through and been h ... [read more]
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Extraordinary Rendition by Paul Batista
Extraordinary Rendition Author: Paul Batista Publisher: Astor + Blue Editions LLC ISBN: 9781938231261 Paperback: 380 pages [read more]
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#FridayReads: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
This will be big:  Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface—and the lives that led them ... [read more]
Review: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women
The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It by Valerie Young My rating: 5 of 5 stars [read more]
Three Kisses by Heath Daniels
FASCINATING AUTHORS: What excites you most about your book’s topic? Why did you choose it? [read more]
Rain, Rain, Go Away
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Release Day Blitz: Forsaken by Kristen Day
  Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you… Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her Chilling […] [read more]
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Where does the time go????
Good Intentions- I have many of them and some I actually follow through and complete, while others tend to languish on the back burner. Much to my chagrin, life got really busy once school started back in session and the time that I had available to myself was not spent creating a post for my blog or spent updating my look. I rode my bicycle, went for walks, ran a few miles, read a few chapters, and spent time with my family. [read more]
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The Saturday Spotlight with Ted Galdi and Giveaway of Elixir
Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and Debut authors. This week Im thrilled to introduce readers to: [read more]
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Stereotype Busting in Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
As someone who is engaged in social justice work and peacemaking through youth ministry, I am probably hyper-aware of how various groups are people are represented in media.  Overall, I find that news outlets, especially the less serious ones, tend to play on the stereotypes people have about the "other" (blacks, Hispanics, gays, the poor) when reporting their stories, or even in choosing which stories to cover.  Television comedies get easy laughs from portraying members of various groups i ... [read more]
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Books that have had the most impact on me
Back in December, when the current meme of Top Ten Most Influential books was going around Facebook for the first time, I made a list but never got around to sharing it. I was just tagged (this time it says … Continue reading → [read more]
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An Answer: Cute and Sad
Well there were a number of guesses for this  week’s WIIW. [read more]
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Frostbite, 2nd book in the Vampire Academy series, needs funds
I love writing this blog and enjoy supporting vampire art, vampire books, vampire films and everything metaphysical horror entertainment. Meanwhile? One must earn a good living so I'm taking a break from this blog for a road trip opportunity. I will be back ... in about six months. [read more]
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Book Review: The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Wax
My family and I spent a week at the beach in early June. While I was there, I couldn't have picked a better beach read! I first read Wendy Wax when the second book in this series was released. (Click here for my review of Wax's Ocean Beach, which followed a trio of friends as they renovated a mansion in Miami.) [read more]
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Unstoppble - S.R. Johannes
Unstoppable - S.R. Johannes (author) [read more]
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Summer Fit Learning (Review)
Description from Summer Fit site: Summer Fit workbooks are grade-specific and based on Common Core standards. The activities and exercises are divided into 10 sections to correlate with the traditional 10 weeks of summer vacation. The first seven sections review the … Continue reading → [read more]
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Fluffy Books
Popping in with a quick post! I asked my Facebook community for some suggestions for fluffy, non-mentally demanding reading, and oh boy did they come through!  Books, series, and authors in a variety of genres for me to choose from.  (I’m dealing with some health issues– nothing serious, but I’ll be dealing with some intervals […] [read more]
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Blog Tour: Secrets & Lies by Jacqueline Green (Review)
Hey guys! Welcome to day one of the Secrets and Lies blog tour hosted by Paper Lantern Lit. So let's hop to it :) [read more]
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The Gentleman Bastard series #3 - Locke Lamora in The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Rating: 3.5/5 One line Summary: Read this one anyway, just don't bother getting the hardback. [read more]
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The Storyteller - Jodi Picoult
Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Published: 2013 Pages: 460 First Line: My father trusted me with the details of his death. [read more]
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Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author:  Greg McKeown [read more]
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