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Review: The Secret Place by Tana French
Series: Dublin Murder Squad Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Viking Adult (September 2, 2014) ISBN: 9780670026326 Source: Publisher One year ago, a boy was found murdered on the grounds of St. Kilda’s School, a girl’s boarding school outside of Dublin. Until now, little to no evidence existed regarding the killer. The Secret Place is a bulletin […] [read more]
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Book Talk: AGAINST FOOTBALL, by Steve Almond
Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto [read more]
I know, I know - I've barely returned to blogging and here I am signing up for challenges. But, you see, THIS IS WHY I'M RETURNING TO BLOGGING. Because I KNEW I would want to do this!! [read more]
The Catch by Taylor Stevens
I LOVED The Informationist. I read and loved The Innocent. And The Doll. So it’s no surprise, really, that Taylor Stevens’s latest, The Catch, was another winner for me. For one thing, I love the specific-countries-of-Africa that we get to … Continue reading → [read more]
Character Interview Hop - David - Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3) By: Nichole Chase + A GIVEAWAY!!!
Title: Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3) Author: Nichole Chase Publisher: Avon, 384 Pages (August 26th, 2014) Add to: Goodreads Order here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Kobo, iBooks [read more]
Review: The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate [read more]
Giveaway - Echopraxia - Peter Watts
I've got a great giveaway today for science fiction fans! Echopraxia is the latest from author Peter Watts. Thanks to the generosity of Tor Books, I have a copy up for grabs! [read more]
Today's Read: Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof
Are you observant enough to see a chance for true happiness when it crosses your path? Can nice guys finish first? Tom Putnam, Shakespeare scholar at a small women's college in the south, is undoubtedly a nice guy and has always put others' needs before his own. When a tragedy opens the door to a brighter future, will he be brave enough to step over the threshold? [read more]
Book Characters That Would Have Made School Sooo Much Better
Top Ten Book Characters That Would Be Sitting At My Lunch Table  [read more]
30 Authors in 30 Days: Patti Callahan Henry on Fikry
Today I’m pleased to host the second stop of 30 Authors in 30 Days, a first of its kind event aimed at connecting readers, bloggers and authors. Patti Callahan Henry writes on a favorite summer read I’m dying to get my hands on: Gabrielle Zevin’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. Hosted by The Book […] [read more]
The Low Road by A.D. Scott
First Line: He shuddered as he got off the bus outside the main gate of the former Duke Street Prison. [read more]
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At the movies: Jersey Boys
I’m sure most people know that Jersey Boys is the story of the rise and fall of The Four Seasons.  The members of the band came from a rough part of town in Newark, New Jersey and, despite huge success, were never able to get beyond their past. I saw Jersey Boys on Broadway a […] [read more]
BooktopiaAVL ~ Zelda and Guests on Earth
This past Thursday I left work after lunch and drove to gorgeous Asheville, North Carolina. You really don’t need an excuse to take a long weekend to spend there, but I did anyway. Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness, the book lovers behind the Books on the Nightstand podcast, hold three bookish retreats each year that […] [read more]
The Sparrow Readalong
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell is a book I would never have come across if it weren't for blogging. It's science fiction, not exactly my usual read, definitely not a part of the book store I ever browsed. But bloggers love The Sparrow and when Andi of Estella's Revenge raved about it a few months ago, I knew I was going to read this one. So I bought it and I've been waiting for it to be the right book at the right time. That time came when Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity ... [read more]
Blog Tour: Home to Chicory Lane With Facebook Party and Giveaway!
Home to Chicory Lane: A Chicory Inn Novel | Book 1 [read more]
The Making of Coconut Cake
I’m giddy to be writing my first Deb post! I’ve written a lot about how I found my agent and publisher, but I’ve never really discussed how my Coconut Cake book came to be. So here’s how it happened. Unlike many writers, I didn’t always want to write for a living, at least not entire books. In... Continue reading » [read more]
Giveaway: Madame Picasso Prize Pack
Summary: Novelist Anne Girard brings to life the mesmerizing and untold story of Eva Gouel, the unforgettable woman who stole the heart of the greatest artist of our time.  [read more]
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Review: The Winter Guest by Pam Jenoff
Mine is not the story of the ghettos and the camps, but of a small village in the hills, a chapel in the darkness of the night.  I should write it down, I suppose.  The younger ones do not remember, and when I am gone there will be no one else.  The history and those […] [read more]
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros - The Paying Guests; Sarah Waters
Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where I share the first paragraph or (a few) of a book I am reading or thinking about reading soon. This novel is quite long (nearly 600 pages) but very good so far. [read more]
Review: The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell
I have gotten to a point in my life where I am going through my things and getting rid of stuff. I feel weighed down by it and realize that most of it doesn't need to be in my house and my life. This does not apply to my books, of course, although I am getting more discerning about what I keep on my permanent shelves there too. This desire to pare down and divest is the exact opposite of someone who hoards, who feels the need to anchor themselves in things, to continually acquire and squi ... [read more]
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In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (1913 to 1927- translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff)
For a while I think I will just be doing short reading journal type of posts.  [read more]
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Book Review - The Garden of Letters
The Garden of Letters [read more]
Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of The Language of Hoofbeats, on tour December 2014
About The Language of Hoofbeats Paperback: 342 pages Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (December 2, 2014) From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family. New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster […] [read more]
September is here!
I am so happy even though it is still hot here and will remain hot for some time to come. [read more]
review: nowhere but home by liza palmer
Before I get to the details of Liza Palmer’s Nowhere but Home, I feel I should share a little background. While this is a great book, I think I had an appreciation for it that I wouldn’t have even a few months ago. After spending my entire life in the Pacific Northwest, I accepted a job in Texas which is the setting of Nowhere but Home. The setting plays such a large role in the novel that I definitely enjoyed the book more now that I’ve spent some time in Texas. There were plenty of mom ... [read more]
East of Eden
East of Eden John Steinbeck Penguin paperback 602 pages [read more]
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Written in My Heart's Own Blood - Outlander book #8
Written in My Heart's Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon was my big book for the summer.  I love the Outlander series, and book eight didn't disappoint.  In fact I enjoyed it much more than it's predecessor, An Echo in the Bone, because it wrapped up comfortably, like the rest of the books in the series, instead of with a cliff-hanger, which was so unsettling.  There's still room for lots more books, should Gabaldon want to continue the story, but it also had a lovely sense of completeness and clos ... [read more]
Pump Up Your Book Presents Adelita’s Secret Virtual Book Publicity Tour
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Christopher Cloud’s Adelita’s Secret virtual book tour September 2-26, 2014.   Title: Adelita’s Secret Author: Christopher Cloud Publisher: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform Genre: young adult fantasy romance Format: paperback copy, kindle,   Lost in a superficial world of materialism and social status—and ashamed of her [...] [read more]
Blu-ray Review - 14 Blades
14 Blades [read more]
The Old Fashioned Girls Book Club
Just spreading the word. For anyone interested in an online book club check out the following link.   [read more]
Month in Review: August 2014
How is it September already? I feel like the summer was just starting the other day and yet fall will be here before we know it...I do have to say, I love the fall - the crisp, cool days, the changing leaves - I just hope we have a fall season before we move into winter! There are a ton of books coming out this fall and I'm hoping my reading time allows for me to get them all in...although, right now I'm trying to get caught up in Ken Follet's Century trilogy. I finished the first book, Fall ... [read more]
Audiobook Review: Simon and Schuster's Shakespeare Full Cast Dramatizations
First of all, I cannot thank Lauren at Simon and Schuster enough for sending me copies of these five plays to review.  I am a HUGE fan of all things Shakespeare, but I haven't spent much time with him since Dr. Johnny Wink's Shakespeare course in college.  I don't think these really need plot summaries, as they're pretty much cannon, right?  So we'll just jump right in! [read more]
Review: A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
A Grand Design: Quilts of Love Series by Amber Stockton My rating: 4 of 5 stars [read more]
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Mean Business on Ganson Street: A Novel by S. Craig Zahler (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, $25.99, 304 pages) An opening chapter filled with violence is standard fare for writers such as Lisa Unger, Deborah Crombie and Lee Child. Thereafter, … Continue reading → [read more]
Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal
Ex-Muslim by Naeem Fazal [read more]
Dark Aemilia Giveaway
GIVEAWAY:  2 Chances to win! Make sure to enter here and over at Carole's blog!  [read more]
Sunday Funnies #18: Little Lulu Back to School
Back to School [read more]
Review/ Way to Go
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month. Every time I have moved to a new city I always made it a point to go and get a library card. Since living in Montreal I have had four library cards at four different libraries but when the island of Montreal merged alot of the local […] [read more]
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
The Its Monday! What Are You Reading meme is hosted at Book Journey. Life… It has been a busy week, though for no special reason, just the usual chaotic schedule of school and after school activities to contend with. It’s the first Monday of the month so here is a quick update on my challenge […] [read more]
Announcing the ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ Read Along
This is what happens when you talk-up scary books on social media. A read along is born! Sandy and I were talking about our Summer of King reads and scary books in general and somehow this book came up. I think I was looking up the scariest reads ever and Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way […] [read more]
September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop
I'm excited to once again be hosting the September is for Sequels Giveaway Hop with Kathy at I Am a Reader.  It was exactly one year ago that I co-hosted a hop with Kathy, and I'm glad to get to do this with her once again.  It also coincides with my 3rd Annual September is for Sequels month long reading Challenge.  Go HERE if you are interested in joining in.  It's really simple, and there is even a prize associated with that for people who participate.  This hop started because of the chal ... [read more]
It's Monday, What Are You Reading (189)
It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. [read more]
... And I'm Off!
I'm heading to Europe for the next 30 days. Thirty days. That fact still hasn't really sunk in with me, but it's happening. Which means this little corner of the internet is about to get very quiet. [read more]
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The Sunday Salon: Fog in the mountains
Good morning from the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina! The family and I just arrived at a cabin we rented here, late afternoon yesterday. So far, it's everything we hoped for. We played a lot of pool and ping-pong, trekked along the property and discovered a cute little treehouse, spent hours gazing at the mountains, roasted marshmallows, and had a campfire dinner as well. This morning, we woke up to a thick blanket of fog covering the mountains, and that's what I'm staring at when I' ... [read more]
Peril at the End House by Agatha Christie
Peril at the End House by Agatha Christie [read more]
Today at The Estella Society: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Yep, I'm still reading chapter books over at The Estella Society and the one I'm featuring today is an absolutely amazing book -- The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. Head over and read my thoughts on this modern gem. [read more]
"Month In Review"
August was a pretty slow reading month for me.  I started the month by starting a few different books and finishing none of them.  They won't end up a DNF's for me, I will finish them soon but they just weren't what I needed to read at the time.  A mid-month Bout of Books did help get me reading and now I think I'm back on track.  You know how summer can be.  Now that school is starting, I'm sure I'll get much more read. [read more]
10 Quilty Little Secrets
Amy at 13 Spools has been encouraging quilters to share ten of their quilty little secrets…some of these are hilarious! If you follow the link to her post (above) you can get links to all the participating blogs. So here are my “secrets” which are not really secrets for those who know me: I won’t […] [read more]
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
Imagine your mom coming home one day with a snarky 13 year old boy in tow that turns out to be your grandfather.  Well, that is just what happens to 11-going-on12 year old Ellie Cruz, and it couldn't have happened at a worse time.  Her parents are divorced, albeit amicably.  She misses 5th grade and is facing 6th grade without her best friend Brianna, who has discover volleyball and now hangs out the other girls on the team.  And she misses her miracle goldfish that has finally died after 7 ... [read more]
Bloodcurdling Blowout 2014 - Win a Kindle Fire HD & Much Much More!
Hosted by Literary Litter, the Kindle Giveaway Blowout has some great giveaways!  Below is the Rafflecopter and all of the prizes up for grabs.  But keep going down, because you'll see another giveaway that is hosted by yours truly.  That's right.  Minding Spot is giving away a kindle copy of Darkness Lies in Winter by Ariana Wood and a $10 Amazon GC.   [read more]
Readers Imbibing Peril IX
*Tiny screams!!!* [read more]
"Atlas Girl" by Emily Wierenga
When Emily Wierenga left home at the age of 18, she figured she would never return.  Growing up in a strict religious home and battling every day to not fall into the eating disorder that almost took her life at the age of 13, she was desperate to find God on her own terms, in a new place.  And so Emily set out across the world, through Canada, the United States, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, and Central America as a student, missionary, and teacher.  But it wasn’t until her mother’s bra ... [read more]
The Healing Quilt by Wanda E. Brunstetter
The Healing Quilt Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club - Book #3 Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter Publisher: Shiloh Run Press ISBN: 9781616260873 Paperback: 320 pages [read more]
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August 2014 Reading Wrap-Up and a Look to September
In terms of reading (and let’s be honest, blogging), August was pretty much a bust. After reading a ton in July, I just didn’t have the mental space for many books this month. And you know what? I’m entirely ok with that. Reading goes in cycles and you just have to go with the flow […] [read more]
I’ve given Joshua Ferris three chances. The first was Then We Came To The End, the book about the effect of the dotcom bust on a downsizing ad agency and its Greek chorus of employees, which I didn’t really like despite its rave reviews. The second was The Unnamed, about a lawyer afflicted with an read more » [read more]
Fun Facts Friday: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (29 August, 1809 – 7 October, 1894) was a Cambridge, MA native known for his poetry and essays. Books by or about Oliver Wendell Holmes Mr. Holmes graduated from Harvard University in 1836. After practicing medicine for the next decade he became a teacher at Dartmouth College and dean at Harvard Medical […] [read more]
Easy Weeknight Beef and Broccoli and Labels for Education
This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser, #Labels4Edu. All opinions are mine alone [read more]
Garrido Returns with Another Epic Historical Novel
Reviewed by Libby [read more]
Any books or authors you hate? Why? Is it the writing? The stories? The author’s personality? And—would you read their work anyway? 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]
Little Epiphany: Try Again
Sometimes Little Miss Whimsy will build a big impressive tower out of legos, only to accidentally knock it over and watch it crumble. She'll shout, "Oh N-O!" Then crestfallen, sometimes with tears in her eyes, look to me. [read more]
eBook Review: Finding Miss McFarland
Delaney McFarland is on the hunt for a husband—preferably one who needs her embarrassingly large dowry more than a dutiful wife. After the unspeakable incident at her debut, Delaney knows marrying for love is off the table, but a marriage of convenience—one that leaves her free to live the life she chooses—is the next best thing, never mind what that arrogant, devilishly handsome Mr. Croft thinks. Delaney plans to marry for money . . . or not at all. [read more]
Guest Post: "It's a story, first of all."
Please welcome today's guest blogger, Lacy Crawford, author of Early Decision, which went on sale in paperback yesterday! A delightful and salacious novel about the frightful world of high school, SATs, the college essay, and the Common Application—and how getting... [read more]
Review: Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro
In Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro, a motley crew of five families and a nanny from Brooklyn head to a shabby house on Long Island for a long weekend. The parents have largely been thrown together by their children who share music classes and the playground. Personalities abound among the parents as well as the children and those personalities eventually clash as the group spends a weekend in close quarters in the house where they face each other's idiosyncrasies. The parents are most challeng ... [read more]
Megan Reviews mainstream YA: AFTER THE END by Amy Plum
Find After the End by Amy Plum at Amazon What it's About: (from publisher HarperTeen) Juneau grew up fearing the outside world. The elders told her that beyond the borders of their land in the Alaskan wilderness, nuclear war had destroyed everything. But when Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries for the very first time, she learns the horrifying truth: World War III never happened. Not ... [read more]
"Waiting On" Wednesday: Sweet Damage
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
This week, the
This week, the [read more]
Launch Day Blitz! 87. It’s in His Kiss by Jill Shalvis…
I love Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series, and couldn’t wait for It’s in His Kiss to get here! Yay! About Jill Shalvis: New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look […] [read more]
Review: "Earwig and the Witch" by Diana Wynne Jones
Just a quick review today of a very adorable and very wonderful children's chapter book by Diana Wynne Jones. [read more]
Review: "The House We Grew Up In" by Lisa Jewell
The Bird family wasn't always quite so controversial. Once upon a time bohemian mother Lorelei, a free spirit and a loving mother, ran the household in such a way as to encourage her children to live their lives to the fullest. Sure, the house overflowed with "stuff","stuff" that no one was allowed to sort through or throw out, but everyone was happy enough. Daughters Megan and Bethan, twins Rory and Rhys had a childhood filled with brightly coloured Easter eggs, paddling pools, and rainbows. [read more]
In Perfect Time by Sarah Sundin
About the book: Bold, sophisticated, and flirtatious, Army Air Force flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, leaving men pining in airfields all across Europe. So how can ruggedly handsome C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper be all but immune to her considerable charms? In fact, he seems to do everything he can to avoid her. [read more]
I see you....
Just saw this on Elephant Journal and it really made me stop and think.  As I have re-evaluated my life this past year, I know that I've been guilty of looking at people, but never really seeing them. I'm learning to slow down and connect. Look people in the eyes as I ask them how they are today. Stop and listen with my whole being and just exist in the moment. Keeping my phone in my pocket and all of my attention focused on that person. I think we need to do more of this on a daily basis, u ... [read more]
The Sunday Salon – August 24
In which I have a relatively normal week, including: The first Lego Robotics meeting of the season The first new episode of Doctor Who of the season My first official weeding of our property since we bought the house. My … Continue reading → [read more]
Saving Fish from Drowning, Amy Tan
I don't usually read other people's review of a book until after I have finished it and written my own review. When I was on Goodreads adding this book to my virtual shelves, however, I noticed that the very first review only had one star.  Given what I know about Amy Tan and her work, that seemed nonsensical.  I have found every book of hers to be well-written, at times both evocative and provocative, and generally moving and emotionally engaging.  As I scrolled down the list of reviews, I ... [read more]
The Saturday Spotlight with Hilary Boyd and Giveaway of Tangled Lives
Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, a weekly feature that shines the light on Indie and Debut authors. This week we are taking a small break from the Indie author and highlighting sophmore authors. Today Im thrilled to introduce readers to: [read more]
Blog Tour Review: Ash to Steele by Karen-Anne Stewart
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the Ash to Steele Tour. It is my great pleasure to again spotlight Karen-Anne Stewart and her great story. [read more]
Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe
Foundations in Comic Book Art by John Paul Lowe [read more]
Interview with Tara Edin, author of memoir ‘Moonflower’ #memoir
Tara is an incest, rape and sexual assault survivor, a teacher, a wife, a mother, a Reiki master, and an author. As a rape and sexual assault survivor, who struggled for many years, yet came out on the bright side, one of Tara’s goals is to help fellow survivors feel less alone, less crazy, and more inspired. Tara […] [read more]
FOODFIC: Please Welcome Back Lorne Oliver, Author of The Cistern
I asked the wonderful Shelley if I could do this write up and she graciously said yes.  Ten minutes later I wondered, Dude, what are they eating?  In The Cistern the main characters own and work at a restaurant, so it should be pretty simple. [read more]
No Justice - No Peace - No Think Piece - Just Grief
R.I.P. Mike Brown.  R.I.P. Eric Garner.  R.I.P. John Crawford. [read more]
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]
Mini Life Update
It's been awhile since I've posted so I wanted to let everyone know that I am well. I've just returned from my first residency as part of the VCFA writing for children MFA program and it has been a transformative experience. I will prepare a post on that for you soonish, including my book list for the semester. [read more]
Want to Design your own Fitbit Band? Let's make it happen!
Fitbit recently announced their collaboration with designer Tory Burch offering a pendant, print silicone band or a metal hinged one. As a Fitbit owner, I was relieved to hear that they finally offered users of their wearable tech, a few options outside of the standard unappealing silicone band available only in a few solid colors. [read more]
Unstoppble - S.R. Johannes
Unstoppable - S.R. Johannes (author) [read more]
New Historical Dollhouse Book - The Miniaturist
   Just came across an interesting new historical fiction book, The Miniaturist: A Novel, which is about Petronella Oortman - the original owner of the  beautiful Cabinet House housed in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [read more]
Book Blast and Giveaway: Billy and the Monster Who Loved to Fart by David Chuka
Billy and the Monster Who Loved to Fart [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]
Book Review: Incubus, by Ann Arensberg
It’s not often that an American Book Award winner decides to write a supernatural thriller centered around the haunting of a small town in Maine, but that’s exactly what Ann Arensberg has done with Incubus. While the premise may not seem original (and indeed, seems like something Stephen King has pretty well covered!) Arensberg’s take is […] [read more]
Who Shot Vampire Gigilo Shane Chartress-Abbott?
Deceased: Vampire Gigilo Shane Chartress-AbbottIn Australia, three men accused in the murder of self proclaimed "Vampire Gigilo" Shane Chartress-Abbott got off trial scot-free because the jury could not decide beyond a reasonable doubt who, exactly, pulled the trigger back in 2003.  [read more]
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]
Release Day: Tall, Dark and Supernatural (Bundle)
Seven novels from some of the hottest names in Paranormal Romance on sale for only 99c! New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestselling authors take you on a walk on the wicked side with seven deliciously dangerous heroes sure to set your soul on fire. Regular price is $9.99, so 1-click today! Purchase your […] [read more]
Well it is a bit more than ...
Well it is a bit more than a week since I last posted, but at least it hasn't been months this time. [read more]
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]
The Perfect Summer Read (And You Could Win a Copy…)
I’m not sure which I found more adorable: The book, The Lake House, or its author, Marci Nault. I met Marci at a book club convention last January (I’m sure you’ve heard me talk—oh once or twice—about The Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend’s Weekend) and we discovered we both lived in the Sacramento area of Northern California. […] [read more]
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]
Review: The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars [read more]
Review: Jane by April Lindner
In this modern-day retelling of Jane Eyre, Jane Moore is a penniless student who's just had to drop out of college and take a job as a nanny working for rock star Nico Rathburn. [read more]
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]
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]
Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Author:  Greg McKeown [read more]
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