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Sisters by Raina Telgemeier
I loved reading Raina Telgemeier's two earlier graphic novels, Smile and Drama, so I was really looking forward to reading Sisters.  And I wasn't disappointed. [read more]
eBook: Farewell to the MBRC?
Morgan thought the most difficult decision of her life was deciding to become an official employee of the MBRC. But now, a senior in high school, she’s realizing it only gets worse. [read more]
What's Caught My Eye: This Week's Links & Quotes & Whatnot
I'm going away for a few days, so I thought I'd leave you with an expanded edition of "What Caught My Eye This Week." This is usually part of my Sunday Salon posts, but I don't think I'll be around the blog much this weekend. (You may find me on Twitter and Instagram, though.) [read more]
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Ashes by Kathryn Lasky
Life is pretty comfortable for Gabriella Schramm, 13, called Gaby by friends and family.  Living in 1932 Berlin, her upper middle class family is better off than most Germans at the time.  Her father is a renowned scientist, teaching astronomy at the University, and is friends with Albert Einstein.  Her mother, an former pianist who gives lessons at home now, hob nobs with Baba, a well-respected Jewish society columnist for the only newspaper in Berlin that isn't pro-Nazi.  Gaby's older sist ... [read more]
Book Blitz & Release Info: Here and Now - The Complete Box Set By: Lexi Ryan + an EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY!!!
Title: Here and Now - The Complete Series - Lost In Me, Fall To You, All For This Author: Lexi Ryan Publisher: (October 22nd, 2014) Add to: Goodreads Order here: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, Amazon UK [read more]
Fun Facts Friday: Moss Hart
Moss Hart (24 October, 1904 – 20 December, 1961) was an American theater directory, playwright and TV personality. Moss Hart was born in New York City to Jewish Immigrants. The Moss family lived in The Bronx. Hart was attached to his Aunt Kate who piqued his interest in theater. Hart got his directorial start in […] [read more]
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Review: Killer WASPs by Amy Korman
Killer WASPs by Amy Korman [read more]
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A (Possible) Nonfiction November Reading List
Inspired by an article by Anne Boyd Rioux about gender equity in nonfiction, Shannon (River City Reading) recently made it one of her goals to read more nonfiction by women. Rioux’s article, in written in response to the overwhelmingly white and overwhelmingly male, includes these really frustrating facts: A recent study in Mayborn also showed […] [read more]
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Film on Friday #25 - For a Woman
For a Woman is newly released from Film Movement. As with all of their films, it was a selection at numerous film festivals. [read more]
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Review: The Ugly Renaissance by Alexander Lee
What does the Renaissance mean to you? If you're like most people, you immediately think of beautiful paintings, sculptures, and basilicas. You might also think of Columbus's voyage and the Protestant Reformation. But you might not remember that the Renaissance was also a time of plague, papal corruption, and a general intolerance for non-Christians and non-Europeans. [read more]
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Something Wicked Read-Along Update – Part Two
A couple of weeks ago we talked about part one. We are now approaching the end of our read along. By today, 10/24, we should be wrapping-up part two, Chapters 25-44. This section is so bizarre and strange. Continues to be very atmospheric but less so than part one. What is up with the witch? The […] [read more]
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Review: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
First lines are important. They can be the reason someone buys a book, or puts it back on the shelf. Great first lines live on in our collective cultural consciousness. We all know "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." or "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife" or "Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again." These all snag the reader into the text immediately and set their scenes beautiful ... [read more]
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A fall Friday
Despite my static-filled silence, friends, I promise I’m a busy little bee back here in my solitude. Last weekend featured a surprise leopard-themed 75th birthday party for my grandma, who seemed shocked indeed, as well as a visit to one of our favorite local parks. Though the leaves weren’t too impressive, it was nice to […] [read more]
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Review: Spoiled Brats
Simon Rich is back with another hilarious and thought provoking collection of short stories.  Spoiled Brats examines modern day life with wit and humor while showing the absurdity of some of our culture.  The collection is comprised of 13 stories and I didn’t think there was a stinker in the bunch, but, as you’d expect, […] [read more]
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A Shining Beacon of a Weekly Link Round-Up
Denis and I went to The Poisoned Pen this week to see two of our favorite authors, Jeffrey Siger and Timothy Hallinan. Little did I know but those two very talented men both made me feel a bit like royalty.  They had "talked up" their appearance on their Facebook pages, and-- amid all the poor unfortunates bemoaning their fates-- I said I was really looking forward to seeing them both, and they returned the sentiment. [read more]
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This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash
This Dark Road To Mercy by Wiley Cash Published: reprint edition September 2014 by William Morrow Books Source: my copy courtesy of the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review [read more]
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Book Blogger Hop: Halloween Edition - Oct. 24th - 30th
<div align="center"> <a href="http://www.coffeeaddictedwriter.com" title="Book Blogger Hop"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fCQGu_PhPME/U7m0vL1jQYI/AAAAAAAAMHU/lY-Equ8G4WM/s1600/book+blogger+hop+halloween+edition.png" alt="Book Blogger Hop" style="border:none;" /></a></div> [read more]
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How long lines, pink polo shirts, and pictures of kittens help me combat procrastination
Years ago, I was at a technical writing conference and the witty and wild Douglas Adams was the keynote speaker. He told this story about how he spent the better part of two days writing a small programming routine that would save him about ten seconds of time. “No one procrastinates like a writer,” Mr. Adams said.... Continue reading » [read more]
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Seven Quick Takes: Respect Life Edition
--- 1 --- October is named Respect Life Month by the bishops.  Of course the first thought that comes to mind is abortion, but the whole respect life thing goes so much further--and can be a real challenge to even those of us who consider ourselves pro-life. [read more]
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"In Greenwich There Are Many Gravel Walks" by Hortense Calisher (August 12, 1950 in The Yorker)
My Posts on Hortense Calisher [read more]
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Book Spotlight: Hooked by Bobbi JG Weiss
We are happy to host author Bobbi JG Weiss and feature her dark fantasy / horror novel, Hooked! About The Book Title: Hooked Author: Bobbi JG Weiss Publisher: Independent Self Publishing Publication Date: July 21, 2014 Pages: 518 ISBN: 978-0990360001 Genre: Dark Fantasy / Horror Format: Paperback, eBook, ePub, PDF He is not Captain Hook. His name is Jonathan Stuart, […] [read more]
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Feathered Quill's Award Program Offers Additional Awards
Feathered Quill ‏@FeatheredQuill [read more]
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Purr Therapy: What Timmy & Marina Taught Me About Life, Love and Loss; Kathy McCoy PhD
  Purr Therapy: What Timmy & Marina Taught Me About Life, Love and Loss   Kathy McCoy PhD - HCI -2014 [read more]
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Opposite Book Tag
I was tagged by Ellen at Random Smiles to do this.  She had seen this tag on YouTube, but as she says, nothing's stopping us from doing it here. This might be the original video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adAHTL.... So here are the questions (Ellen got these from dreamlandbookblog): [read more]
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Pump Up Your Book Presents The Straw That Broke Book Blitz – Win $25 Amazon Gift Card!
Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Tom Whalen’s The Straw That Broke book blitz November 3 – 28! To sign up, click HERE! In his rollicking new novel, THE STRAW THAT BROKE, author Tom Whalen continues his ENCYCLOPEDIA MOUSE series, a challenging and funny roller-coaster ride through the outer margins of science-fiction, [...] [read more]
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review: the life list by lori nelson spielman
When Brett (named for Lady Brett from The Sun Also Rises) was 14, she created a Life List. Brett had long forgotten about the list, so she is all the more shocked when that turns out to be her inheritance instead of her mother’s cosmetic company. The Life List sends Brett on an incredible journey of self-discovery that is beautifully portrayed. The ways in which Brett ends up accomplishing her goals of the past is creative and touching, especially when she gets back in touch with her chil ... [read more]
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Review: A Vision of Fire by Gillian Anderson & Jeff Rovin
Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Simon451 (October 7, 2014) ISBN: 9781476776521 Source: Publisher When Maanik, the daughter of India’s ambassador to the United Nations, starts experiencing fits of screaming and terror, child psychologist Caitlin O’Hara is called in for consultation. Maanik was recently witness to an assassination attempt against her father and Caitlin is certain the […] [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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I Am Livia by Phyllis T. Smith
Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration… At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father’s chief political asset—and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, “It is possible for a woman to influence public affairs,” reminding Livia that—while she poss ... [read more]
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For a Friend
If someone you know has just published a book—do you feel obliged to buy a copy? Even if it’s not the kind of book you’d normally 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 […] [read more]
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Steelheart - Brandon Sanderson
How far would you go for revenge if someone killed your father? If someone destroyed your city? If everything you ever loved was taken from you? [read more]
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Guest Post & Review: Traci L. Slatton on Setting (105.) BROKEN in Paris…
Traci L. Slatton is here today to talk about her new novel Broken – and why she set it in Paris in WWII… Setting BROKEN in Paris By Traci L. Slatton      It was a long-standing dream of mine to live and write in the City of Lights. Many writers feel that way. I […] [read more]
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Review: Accidents of Marriage
Summary: From the bestselling author of The Comfort of Lies, an engrossing look at the darker side of a marriage—and at how an ordinary family responds to an extraordinary crisis. [read more]
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Review: Murder at the Brightwell
Murder at the Brightwell By Ashley Weaver Published: October 14, 2014 [read more]
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Insightful Debut Will Delight Literary Romance Readers
Reviewed by June J. McInerney [read more]
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Blog Tour: Written in Blood by Elaina Lee
Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour. [read more]
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Fall Reading Challenge Update #3
Hello, pumpkins! [read more]
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Music Review: Mary Lambert "Heart on My Sleeve"
I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own [read more]
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Book Review: The Phantom Coach, edited by Michael Sims
This post modified from a review that originally ran in Shelf Awareness for Readers. Reprinted here with permission. [read more]
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Review: Springtime by Michelle de Kretser
  Title: Springtime: A Ghost Story Author: Michelle de Kretser Published: Allen & Unwin October 2014 “Picking up her pace, Frances saw a woman in the leaf-hung depths of the garden. She wore a long pink dress and a wide hat, and her skin was a creamy white. There came upon Frances a sensation that […] [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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Out of Our Heads
The Mentalist: The Complete Sixth Season – Warner Brothers Entertainment, Inc. ($59.98) “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” Bette Davis, All About Eve In this case the viewer is prepping for 22 nights – a … Continue reading → [read more]
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Review: Don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell
It was unbelievable.  You could actually see it happening.  One minute he was completely and utterly entranced.  Before long, as if the momentousness of the occasion had made its presence felt, the newest addition to the family stirred and opened her eyes. “Her name is Delphi,” said Laura. “Oh my God.”  Dex exhaled slowly.  “Look […] [read more]
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Miss Marjoribanks by Margaret Oliphant
I've been hearing about Miss Marjoribanks off and on for awhile now on other classics-loving book blogs, and when the GoodReads Victorians group announced that it would be a group read this fall, I jumped at the chance to read along. [read more]
Fingersmith Read-A-Long ~ Chapters 11 – 14
Spoiler Alert: This post and any comments left on this post may contain spoilers from Chapters 1 – 14 of Fingersmith. For those who have read ahead of the schedule, please do not include any information about what happens beyond Chapter 14. Let’s get started talking about this week’s reading: This past week did not […] [read more]
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Book Club Contest for Mitch Albom’s The First Phone Call from Heaven, Now in Paperback!
Mitch Albom’s #1 New York Times bestseller, The First Phone Call from Heaven, is now available in paperback! Albom’s latest novel is his most thrilling and magical novel yet—a page-turning mystery and a meditation on the power of human connection... [read more]
Blog Tour & Review: The Tudor Vendetta by C.W. Gortner
Title: The Tudor Vendetta    Author: C.W. Gortner    Series: The Spymaster Chronicles, #3  Published: October 2014, St. Martin's Griffin   Format: Paperback, 304 pages   Source: Publisher via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours   [read more]
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Switching Time by Richard Baer
I have a big fascination with Multiple Personality Disorder (now called Dissociative Identity Disorder). It started with reading Sidney Sheldon's Tell Me Your Dreams, in which a woman has three alters and since this is Sidney Sheldon, there's a lot of sex and damaged woman issues. Then there was an Indian movie, Anniyan, that tackled this issue. The movie was a success but it was more entertaining and less informative about the illness. I've read that book and watched the movie multiple time ... [read more]
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"Waiting On" Wednesday: My Sunshine Away
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. [read more]
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"Choose Your Own Autobiography" by Neil Patrick Harris
Famed child actor, star of two hit television shows, Tony winner, popular award show host, husband, father…Neil Patrick Harris has lived a full life and now you can live that life too.  When NPH writes his autobiography, he doesn’t do it in the regular way.  Instead he writes, Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography. [read more]
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Nightmare at 20000 Feet by Richard Matheson: Review
Well, that was disturbing. [read more]
A Truly Brief Follow-Up (AKA This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things)
As a result of some discussion amongst book bloggers, and in relation to my earlier post from tonight, I did some Googling and found some things I'm not too thrilled with.  Namely a site selling a picture of me and one of the dogs as wallpaper (downloaded over 650 times) and a Prezi filled with images of me and my husband.   [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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CFBA: Finding Mercy by Michael Landon, Jr. and Cindy Kelley
This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingFinding MercyDavid C. Cook (October 1, 2014)byMichael Landon Jr. and Cindy Kelley [read more]
Happy Tuesday!
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RIP IX: The Truth Is in the Graveyard
Neil Gaiman kindly obliged me this RIP season by having some nice new books out to enjoy. [read more]
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AL CAPONE DOES MY SHIRTS by Gennifer Choldenko
The October Mother -Daughter book club was Al Capone Does My Shirts, the first in a series of three by Gennifer Choldenko. Al Capone Does My Shirts is set on Alcatraz in the 30s. Moose is a 12 year-old boy who has moved to Alcatraz so that his father can work as a prison guard read more » [read more]
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Tuesday Intros: Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss
" 'Elizabeth is in the drawing room,'Mary tells him.'Mamma has been having another little chat.' She skips off, jumping on the red tiles in the hall and avoiding the blue, leaving the front door open. At the other end of the hall, the door into the garden is open, and as he reaches to put his hat on the hatstand a breeze lifts the letters on the tray and the front door slams. He likes that, the way houses breathe, the way things move. The door on his left opens and Elizabeth looks around it. [read more]
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James the Just Presents Applications of Torah
James the Just Presents Applications of Torah by Dr. David Friedman with B.D. Friedman [read more]
The Walking Dead 5x02: Strangers
Great episode, I suspect the show is really on a roll. [read more]
TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for October 20th – 24th
Beyond Coincidence by Jacquie Underdown Monday, October 20th:  Books Like Breathing Tuesday, October 20th: Great Minds Read Alike. . . . Gutenberg’s Apprentice by Alix Christie Monday, October 20th: Read Lately . . . . Painting Juliana by Martha Louise Hunter Monday, October 20th: The Road to Here Tuesday, October 21st: 5 Minutes For Books . […] [read more]
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Review: Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan
Land of Dreams by Kate Kerrigan is the third book in the series which features Ellie Hogan who leaves Ireland and starts her life anew in New York. In this installment, Ellie ends up in LA after her oldest son takes off there to pursue a career in acting. While in LA, Ellie, now almost 50, reflects on her life to date and has some important revelations about how she has arrived in this point in life and what matters to her most. [read more]
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Waking Up Joy by Tina Ann Forkner
Waking Up Joy by Tina Ann Forkner [read more]
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]
The Mailbox Post October 13th to 18th
Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post. The hosts of the mailbox memes are: Tynga’s Reviews is the host of Stacking the Shelves and the other host is Mailbox Monday which now has its own blog. Mailbox Monday will no longer be hosted monthly by different bloggers.   […] [read more]
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Readathon!!
It's Readathon time!! [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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Recent Half Scale Dollhouse Updates
It's been a while since I posted some photos though I have been sharing them on Facebook so friend me there too!  [read more]
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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Dear Bookworms
If you're looking for some guidance in picking your next book to read, perhaps the following reviews will be of assistance. [read more]
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The Sunday Salon – October 12
This weekend was supposed to be our apple-picking weekend, but instead I am cozy on the couch trying to recover from a hideous cold. I’ve had other colds this fall, but this is different; this is one of those where … Continue reading → [read more]
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Buried Beneath the Words by Betel Arnold
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Make Comics Like The Pros by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente
Make Comics Like The Pros by Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente [read more]
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]
Giveaway! Telekinesis Prize Pack for In the Afterlight by Alex Bracken
IN THE AFTERLIGHT, the third book in Alexandra Bracken's fun series is coming out in one month on October 28th. (I can't wait to read it!!) And to celebrate, I'm offering an awesome prize pack today! [read more]
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Rain, Rain, Go Away
For more wordless photos, [read more]
CFBA Blog Tour : Hidden in the Stars by Robin Caroll
This week, the [read more]
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Diversiverse: Men We Reaped
#Diversiverse is hosted by Aarti at Book Lust [read more]
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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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