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Book Review - As You Wish
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride [read more]
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I Quit This Book
I’ll admit it, I have an insatiable appetite for reading, and since I let my reading mood take me where it may it leads to a lot of abandoned books. I thought it would be fun to post about these … Continue reading → [read more]
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Diversiverse: Another Country
#Diversiverse: A More Diverse Universe is hosted by Aarti at Book Lust [read more]
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Book Review: One Kick by Chelsea Cain
From Goodreads: Kick Lannigan, 21, is a survivor. Abducted at age six in broad daylight, the police, the public, perhaps even her family assumed the worst had occurred. And then Kathleen Lannigan was found, alive, six years later. In the early months following her freedom, as Kick struggled with PTSD, her parents put her through a litany of therapies, but nothing helped until the detective who rescued her suggested Kick learn to fight. Before she was thirteen, Kick learned marksmanship, mar ... [read more]
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Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart
1956First published in 1956 Wildfire at Midnight was Mary Stewart's second novel and one in which she attempted to create something different - a classic closed room detective story. It was an experiment she would not repeat explaining in a 1970 article that the emphasis on mystery was not for her - she preferred people to plot.  [read more]
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Dash by Kirby Larson
  Part of what makes historical fiction so wonderful for kids to read is that they can learn so much about the past in an entertaining way.  Dash, by Kirby Larson, does a great job taking a true story about Japanese internment camps and making the history accessible and fun for young readers.             Mitsi is a normal fifth grader living with her family in Seattle.  She has two best friends and a beloved pet—a dog named Dash. Though her Japanese heritage is important to Mitsi and her fa ... [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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Movie: The Fault in Our Stars - Favorite Moments, Video intro and MORE!!!
Hey everyone! I was extremely excited to be asked to be one of the Ambassadors for the movie - The Fault in Our Stars! I jumped at the chance because this happens to be one of my FAVORITE books and movies. So there was no question about taking part and being able to bring you some pretty exciting things. [read more]
Gone Girl Film Release Giveaway!
It’s the book everyone was talking about. In just a few weeks, the movie is hitting the big screen.  I don’t know about you, but I’m excited.  I loved the book (despite the urge to throw it across the room) t so I’m thrilled to find out how the movie turned out. Thanks to 20th […] [read more]
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#Diversiverse Review: Angelfall - Susan Ea
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. [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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The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith
“A luminous Revolutionary War novel set to be the debut of the year” — Vogue The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith is set in a small coastal town in North Carolina during the waning years of... [read more]
Review: All the Appearance of Goodness by Maria Grace
“Did you enjoy your share of my father’s raspberries, sir?” she asked softly, eyes on her sisters. “Of what do you accuse me, Miss Elizabeth?”  He glanced at her.  One corner of his lips drew up. “The last time I saw you, you sported drops of berry juice on your fingers and on your chin.  […] [read more]
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Giveaway: Anne Girard’s Madame Picasso…
Hey y’all! I have a fabulous giveaway for you today courtesy of Harlequin Books, thanks to Big Honcho Media for organizing this! When Eva Gouel moves to Paris from the countryside, she is full of ambition and dreams of stardom. Though young and inexperienced, she manages to find work as a costumer at the famous […] [read more]
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Cover Reveal/ Bulletproof
  COVER REVEAL Bulletproof (Songbird #2) by Melissa Pearl Release Date: November 20, 2014 Morgan Pritchett doesn’t need anyone. Strong-willed and confident, she’s the master of organizing and looking after everyone around her. In her mind, she’s bulletproof. But she has one weakness – men. She can’t seem to live without them, yet is unable […] [read more]
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Thrifty finds and learning to re-purpose
It’s kind of like a sickness. Once you start looking at auctions and vintage sites, yard sales and estate sales, you find yourself steadfastly refusing to buy “new” and peering into every nook and cranny for something to “re-purpose.” I blame my husband, who loves seeking out unique items to fix up and give new […] [read more]
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Review: Landline
Landline By Rainbow Rowell Published: July 8, 2014 [read more]
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(Audio)Book Talk: LOVE LIFE, by Rob Lowe
Love Life [read more]
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Family
Do other people in your family also like to read? Or are you in this on your own? 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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Announcing: Gone Girl Pinterest Page
I am so excited that GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn is hitting the big screen in just a few weeks -- October 3rd. I absolutely can't wait to see this movie! We all know the story is incredible, but so is the cast. This is going to be one BIG movie this fall! [read more]
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Review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage By Haruki Murakami (Knopf, Hardcover, 9780385352109, August 2014, 400pp.) The Short of It: Loss, longing and the power of memory. This novel is like a drug. I was mesmerized while reading it. The Rest of It: This is classic Murakami…and not. Every time I discuss this book […] [read more]
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Review: Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson
Someone Else's Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson [read more]
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Over the Counter #230
What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Wildlife this week - past and present....dead and alive...... [read more]
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Review: Poisoned Apples by Christine Heppermann
In fifty short poems illustrated by haunting black-and-white photos, Christine Heppermann zeros in on the true messages we've been giving young girls for centuries and what those messages do to them. [read more]
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Blog Tour: Troubled Spirits by Teri Lee
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour. [read more]
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And the Winners Are...
Wow! I think this giveway had more entries than any other one that I've done. I wish I could go back and check records, but I can't. A combination computer glitch and my destroying the emails with contestants' names and addresses put paid to that idea quite some time ago. Besides, I'm not in this for the statistics! [read more]
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Review: The Girls from Corona del Mar
Mia and Lorrie Ann grow up as best friends.  Mia’s mother drinks too much and leaves Mia to care for her brothers much of the time.  She finds herself pregnant while she’s still in high school and it’s Lorrie Ann she turns to for help and support.  Lorrie Ann comes from a good, solid family […] [read more]
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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway First Published 1964 (3 years after Hemingway's death) Source: I paid for this one [read more]
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Team Tiny Pretty Things: 5 People This Book Wouldn’t Exist Without
It takes many, many people to build each every book we get to pick up at the bookstore. What was the number Colleen threw out there? Oh yes, 4,798,560,972. Give or take a few. But some people stand out in that line-up more than others — and that behind-the-scenes team is unique for each project.... Continue reading » [read more]
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Review - Christmas At Rose Hill Farm
Christmas at Rose Hill Farm [read more]
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Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You - The Remedy for Love; Bill Roorbach
This week's "Coming Soon to a Book Store Near You" pick is a book that recently caught my eye.  [read more]
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
I'm a sucker for books about books, for books about readers and writers, booksellers and bookstores.  I'm also making a concerted effort to read more recently published books--I try to pick a book from each month's Book Page and read it before too much time passes.  This month's pick was The Storied Life of A.J.Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. [read more]
CFBA Book Spotlight: The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead by Diane Noble
About the Book: She’s Passionate about Solving the Case ... with the Town’s Life-Long Bachelor [read more]
Dedicated Book Club Contest for Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes
We’re really excited about Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes for your book club, so we’ve set aside dedicated space to tell you about the book. ______________________________________________ Book clubs will love this story of redemption and hope Sinful Folk Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes Sinful Folk is the new historical novel from Ned Hayes, with cover and internal […] [read more]
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The High Divide – Book Review
“The rough country between the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers. The divide between those two watersheds. I scouted it this spring. It’s full of rugged ground, like you say – coulees, buttes, and badlands, with a little dry-grass prairie thrown in. The High Divide, they call it.” – from The High Divide - Ulysses Pope is […] [read more]
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The Lake by Tananarive Due: Review
The Lake by Tananarive Due is a short story, super short at 20 pages or so, and part of an anthology titled The Monster’s Corner. I picked The Lake because I wanted to read a spooky story for A More Diverse Universe that would work for Carl’s RIP and Jenn recommended Ms Due. I hadn’t read anything from Tananarive Due so this short work was a place to start and, hey, it’s FREE. [read more]
Nobody But Me
Is The Nobodies Album a better read the second time around? The Nobodies Album: A Novel by Carolyn Parkhurst (Anchor, $15.00, 320 pages) The plane rises. We achieve liftoff, and in that mysterious, hanging moment I say a prayer – … Continue reading → [read more]
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Crime and Punishment or Lack Thereof
The world of sports has been enduring a rather bumpy ride of late, and no one is dealing (quite poorly) with more turbulence that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.  If his league received any positive publicity regarding gay rights when all eyes were on Michael Sam during the draft, it has quickly been squandered one controversy after another.  As appetizer, the Washington Redskins are under more heat than ever before to change their racist name.  Had the league pressured the team to comply, G ... [read more]
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(81)The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Lucy and Owen come from two different worlds.  Lucy comes from a wealthy family and live on the 24th floor of this upscale Manhattan apartment building.   Owen's world shattered when his mom was killed in a car accident and forced his dad to take a job as the apartment building manager.   Owen and Lucy meet in the elevator during a blackout.  They spend the evening chatting the night away on the rooftop, but the electricity comes back on and the real world interrupts their fairy tale.   Lucy ... [read more]
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{YA LGBT Paranormal Romance} The Wraith Trilogy: The Wraith (Book I) & The Huntress (Book 2) Blog Tour Sign Up
Arielle Strauss will be touring November 3 – 28 with her YA LGBT paranormal romances, The Wraith Trilogy: The Wraith (Book 1) and The Huntress (Book 2)! We are looking for: Reviews (ebook) Interviews Author Guest Posts Character Guest Posts Book Spotlights Please sign up on the form below. If you are chosen to host, [...] [read more]
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Cover Reveal: Infinite Harmony by Tammy Blackwell
  Pre- Order on Amazon Ada Jessup lives for the moment, knowing the promise of tomorrow can be all too easily broken. Joshua is an Immortal, a heavenly warrior who will still be fighting long after the rest of the Alpha Pack have turned to dust. When a gunshot wound forces Joshua to tell Ada […] [read more]
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True Tales of Murder and Madness for Every Reader
This post originally appeared on Book Riot.  I’m already on the record over over at Book Riot as being a fan of the subtitle – the longer and more absurd the better. Two words that I cannot resist in a subtitle are “murder” and “madness,” especially when they’re used together. Usually you find “murder” and “madness” […] [read more]
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Waiting on Wednesday - Empire of Night (Age of Legends #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting.   My choice this week is a sequel to a book that I read earlier this year about the same time I got to meet the author, Sea of Shadows.  Here's the blurb from Goodreads.com: [read more]
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Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Now that the immediate danger to Camp Jupiter has been averted, Percy, Jason, and friends must set out to fulfill the Prophecy of Seven. Unfortunately, there was a...misunderstanding... in the camp and the friends must also dodge the Roman soldiers who are hunting for them. Gaea is coming more fully awake and her sons are posing an even bigger threat. The gods are losing their minds as they morph between their Greek and Roman counterparts. Athena charges Annabeth with following the Mark of A ... [read more]
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Serena Recommends ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE & CUPCAKES by Betsy St. Amant
Click on the title below to find All's Fair in Love & Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant at AmazonWhat it's about (from publisher Zondervan): Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more. Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie's bakery. Still wonderi ... [read more]
Review: The Imaginary Life by Mara Torres
Who doesn't spend a lot of time rehashing past occurrences or wondering how a situation could have been different? I revisit conversations and decisions in my head all the time. In fact, I am never so witty or biting or astute as when the voice is only in my head long after the actual fact. In Mara Torres' novel, newly translated from the Spanish, this is how the main character goes about her life, living very much in her own head, dwelling on her lost relationship, and wishing very much ... [read more]
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Book Review: The Jew Store by Stella Suberman
The book is not only a memoir, but a commentary about the life in a small southern town circa the 1920s. A town where almost everyone never even saw a Jew nevertheless interacted with one. [read more]
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"Downfall of the Heart" by Stefan Zweig (1925)
My Posts on Stefan Zweig [read more]
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The Secret Place by Tana French
The Secret Place by Tana French Published by: Viking Published on: September 2, 2014 Page Count: 464 Genre: Mystery My Reading Format: Digital audiobook review copy provided by the publisher Audiobook Published by: Penguin Audio Narrators: Stephen Hogan and Lara Hutchinson Audiobook Length: 20 hours 43 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, and Audiobook Summary from […] [read more]
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"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Secrets of Midwives
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
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ONE PLUS ONE by Jojo Moyes
That Jojo Moyes knows how to tell a story. I read Moyes’ runaway hit, Me Before You, last year and really enjoyed it. It had surprising heft to it, yet was readable and entertaining. I’ve gotten a few of her subsequent books, and decided to give her latest, One Plus One, a try this month. I was read more » [read more]
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Review: Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs
Title: Fatal Voyage    Author: Kathy Reichs     Series: Temperance Brennan, #4       Narrator: Kate Harper    Published: August 2001, Simon & Schuster Audio   Length: 11 hours 47 minutes   Source: Personal copy via Audible     [read more]
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The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little
It's summer vacation and Larissa Renaud, 12, isn't really looking forward to it.  Her best friend is off to Paris with her grandmother and Larissa hasn't any other friends.  But what she does have is a serious scar running down the side of her face, gotten when she almost drowned in the Bayou Teche a year ago after falling from the broken bridge that once crossed over it on a dare.  Ironically, her Aunt Gwen had actually drowned the same way. [read more]
review: one hundred names by cecelia ahern
Kitty’s career in journalism is failing after she did a story accusing a man of having an affair with an underage student. Making matters worse is that the one person who keeps her working is dying. The dying woman gives Kitty a list of 100 names, but no explanation other than Kitty should do a story. Kitty is determined to do just that. As Kitty tracks down the names, she also experiences a lot of strife in her personal life stemming from the defamatory story she did. Yet Kitty is not ... [read more]
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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Authors I've Only Read One Book From But NEED to Read More
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. [read more]
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CFBA: The Curious Case of the Missing Figurehead by Diane Noble
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingThe Curious Case of the Missing FigureheadDavid C. Cook (September 1, 2014) byDiane Noble [read more]
Review: Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts
  Title: Zac and Mia Author: A.J. Betts Published: HMH Books for Young Readers September 2014 Read an Excerpt Status: Read from September 11 to 13, 2014 — I own a copy   {Courtesy the publisher/netgalley} My Thoughts: A.J. Betts won the Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing in 2012 for her unpublished manuscript of […] [read more]
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The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if the Axis powers, Germany, Japan and Italy, had won World War II.  Well,  author Caroline Tung Richmond has done just that in her debut novel The Only Thing to Fear.   [read more]
My 5-Star Favorite Audiobooks of the Summer
   I Love You More written by Jennifer Murphy, narrated by Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Johnathan McClain, Cassandra Campbell, and Danny Campbell switches narration between the 12 year-old daughter, the detective, the jilted angry wives, and occasionally even the murdered man. It kept me on the edge of my seat and had a total Fight Club ending twist. You remember the ending, right? The whole, "Say whaaaat? I can't believe I didn't see that coming. Oooo that was good." It's not a fast book but i ... [read more]
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A Grand Design by Amber Stockton
About Quilts of Love: Quilts tell stories of love and loss, hope and faith, tradition and new beginnings. The Quilts of Love seriesfocuses on the women who quilted all of these things into their family histories. A new book releases each month and features contemporary and historical romances as well as women's fiction and the occasional light mystery. You will be drawn into the endearing characters of this series and be touched by their stories. [read more]
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Mad Mary by Liz Curtis Higgs
Mad Mary by Liz Curtis Higgs [read more]
Cover Reveal: Milayna by Michelle K. Pickett
In the battle for her soul, which side will she choose? [read more]
Wellness & Hiking in Phoenix
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias [read more]
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Book Thoughts - Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Little Bee by Chris Cleave published 2010 266 pages [read more]
The Sunday Salon: What I've been Doing
I didn't mean to disappear from the Interwebs, especially since I've been back from my mountain cabin vacation for about a couple of weeks. The vacation has been a glorious time away from the daily stresses and routines, and a big reminder to do such vacations more often. Not necessarily by shelling a lot of money to secure a fabulous cabin at the top of the Blue Ridge, but at least by doing less work and more fun stuff once in a while. [read more]
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The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star by Susan Wittig Albert [read more]
An Answer: Cute and Sad
Well there were a number of guesses for this  week’s WIIW. [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 other. 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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Dollhouse Book In Miniature Style II Top 10!
Just a little plug. I normally don't check, but... IN MINIATURE STYLE II is in the Top 10 (#9) in the Crafts-Hobbies-Home category on Amazon.  It also had a discount so check it out.  (You can also get it in pdf or downloads, and see other Amazon links on my website page.) [read more]
Tori Review: "Onyx" by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Title: Onyx Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Pages: 366 Publication: August 14, 2012 [read more]
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FOODFIC: Please Welcome Matthew Harrill, Author of Hellbounce
My protagonist, Dr Eva Ross has had a scare; her husband has finally revealed himself to be a man of highly questionable moral judgement. [read more]
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Review: Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter
Losing Touch: Arjun Kulkani moved his entire family to North London from India. Like many immigrants, he works hard to fit in but also wants to preserve the values and traditions of his homeland. He has studied the English and outwardly makes every effort to blend in - he is careful in his appearance and tries to always be quiet and respectful. Even though he tries so hard to blend in, he is frustrated by his son Murad and daughter Tarani who try to distance themselves from their Indian heri ... [read more]
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RIP IX: Twelve Minutes to Midnight and Shadows of the Silver Screen
I'm not entirely sure where I first heard of Christopher Edge's Penelope Tredwell books but when I was making my RIP list, I remembered them and decided to get the first two books from the library. [read more]
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My Week in Books
What I Read Last Week [read more]
CFBA~September Book Spotlight
This week, the [read more]
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Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner [read more]
cfba blog tour Driftwood Tides by Gina Holmes
This week, the [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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What is Growing Out of Your Ear by Angela Graham Book Blitz – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
  Title: What is Growing Out of Your Ear Author: Angela Graham Publisher: AuthorHouse Pages: 24 Genre: Children’s Fiction Format: Ebook Purchase at AMAZON It is summer and Angela eats a bowl of cherries. After she swallows some cherry pits, her Grandpa warns what will happen — “A cherry tree will grow out of your ear.” […] [read more]
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Review: "Fallen for Rock" by Nicky Wells
Buttoned-up, opera loving banker Emily broke up with her boyfriend Nate after one too many nights of listening to him pursue his rock-star dreams by playing his guitar in her apartment. The only problem is that now that she's kicked him to the curb she's realized that he was the right one for her after all and now she can't find him. When VIP tickets to an upcoming MonX concert land on her doorstep, courtesy of Nate before they broke up, Emily knows that the band will be her ticket to winnin ... [read more]
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... 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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"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]
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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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Garrido Returns with Another Epic Historical Novel
Reviewed by Libby [read more]
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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]
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#FridayReads: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
Years ago, my coworker told me how amazing the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon was and now that tit has been picked up by Starz as a series, I've putting it on the list: [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]
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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]
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Unstoppble - S.R. Johannes
Unstoppable - S.R. Johannes (author) [read more]
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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]
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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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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]
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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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Review: The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars [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]
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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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