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    Summer Reading Bingo!

    by  • May 30, 2014 • 7 Comments

    Summer reading is upon us! If you’re anything like me, you have lists of the lists of books you want to read this summer. I am a bit overwhelmed with all the options I have before me. I wanted to do something fun for the summer, maybe select a theme to my reading. But...

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    Future Reading Plans

    by  • October 31, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    With 2014 winding down, I’ve been making plans for the future. Well, actually I don’t need anything to be winding anywhere in order to do that. My mind just sort of does that continuously. But making plans is only fun if you share them, and they might result in some changes to the content...

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    Book Tour: How to Build a Girl

    by  • October 22, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Being a teenage girl is horrible. My friend and I were talking about it the other day, and we both decided no amount of money could make us willingly repeat our teenage years. It’s a miserable few years full of awkward self exploration and pressure. Caitlin Moran’s first novel, How to Build a Girl captures...

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    Book Review: Sweetness #9

    by  • September 8, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    I don’t know what I was expecting when I started Sweetness #9. I had been hearing nothing but praise, I was vaguely aware of the Colbert connection, but hadn’t read so much as a plot summary before I picked this novel up for reviewing. Upon reading the inside flap, my expectations grew muddier if that...

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    Blog Tour: Flings

    by  • September 4, 2014 • 3 Comments

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    Welcome to my very first blog tour post! I’m so excited to have been invited by TLC Book Tours to be a part of promoting Justin Taylor’s new collection of short stories, Flings. Flings is a collection of stories about characters caught at some kind of turning point or crossroads. There’s a group of friends just...

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    Book Review: Bittersweet

    by  • July 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s third novel, Bittersweet, is a long, winding, slow-burning fuse of a novel that leads to one hell of a stack of dynamite at the end. Mabel Dagmar is nobody special. She’s got into the prestigious East Coast college she attends on scholarship, escaping across the country from a tangled family history in Portland,...

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    Book Review: Redshirts

    by  • July 15, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Any Trekkie will tell you: never be the one in the red shirt on the away team. This is the premise from which John Scalzi builds his story in Redshirts. Ensign Andrew Dahl is ecstatic to be assigned to work to the flagship of the Universal Union Capital, the Intrepid. Top of his class at the...

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    Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

    by  • July 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

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    Many, many books claim to be “for book lovers.” A lot of them feature characters who really love reading, or draw their themes from major works of literature, or treat books as characters themselves. But most of the books I’ve read that claim to be for book lovers have fallen short, just because your...

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    Book Review: Brutal Youth

    by  • July 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    There’s this idea I’ve been struggling with lately. It’s the idea that teenagers and adults are separate beings, almost different species. Every adult was once a teenager, but it seems like a lot of them don’t want to acknowledge that fact. The general attitude seems to be that what happens in an adult’s life is...

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    Monday Reading (June 30, 2014)

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Another Monday, another stack o’ books to read! This week I’m doing some traveling and vacationing so I’m hoping I’ll have a lot of time to read. I’m going to a lake and can’t shake the visions of me and a book out on the dock. I’m wicked excited! I finally picked my Science...

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    Audiobook Review: Born Standing Up

    by  • June 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    I’ve said it before, but I guess I’m saying it again: Steve Martin is one of the most talented mofos on the planet. But, the thing about talented mofos is they tend to make the rest of us feel bad about ourselves. Their amazing talent masks the hard work it took for them to...

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