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  • Book Review: Vanishing Girls
    on Jan 7, 2015 in Book Review reviews
      Lauren Oliver’s latest novel follows two sisters trying to overcome a terrible car accident and a family trying to move ahead in spite of a divorce.  Underlying that family drama is a 9-year-old girl who has gone missing from the backse...
  • It’s Monday, January 4th, What Are You Reading?
    on Jan 5, 2015 in Book Talk
    Happy Monday Darlings! Today, while standing in my favorite bookstore in Arizona browsing the shelves, I came across the ‘Staff Picks’ bookcase.  On the shelf where All the Light We Cannot See was supposed to be shelved, there was only a...
  • Mini-Book View: The Boston Girl
    on Jan 5, 2015 in Book Review
    In a nutshell:  In which I just want to say, eh, it was ok; nothing spectacular. Having read The Red Tent over ten years ago and recalling it to be an intense literary read, my expectations for The Boston Girl may have been a bit high.  Either my m...
  • First Book of the New Year
    on Jan 1, 2015 in Book Talk Holidays
    Happy New Year Darlings!  Was your New Year’s Eve fun and exciting or relaxing and hopeful?  Mine was spent hanging out in a hotel room in Arizona digging into a delicious new book! {I also spent some time writing out my New Year’s reso...
  • 14 Novel Faves of 2014
    on Dec 31, 2014 in Book Talk
    In previous years I’ve set my reading goal too high and then felt let-down that I didn’t reach it by the end of the year.  This year I think I probably set it too low.  My reading goal for 2014 was 60 books, and I actually read 78.  Wo...
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Blogging & Bookish Goals for 2015Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke & the Bookish. I’ve read many an article and book about goal setting, making resolutions and whether any of it helps or works or is just simply a waste of time.  This past year I did not really make a...
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  • Right or Happy? That IS the question.Recently my baby brother did something to make me so angry I could have beat him up with my bare hands if he were not a foot+ taller and outweigh me by 100 lbs.  What’s ironic is that he was thinking his actions were helping me when, in realit...
  • Take a Trip Back to High School in Brutal Youth
    on Nov 21, 2014 in Book Review reviews
      Perhaps I lived under a rock in high school.  I’m actually really, really glad I didn’t go to a private school, especially one as, um, toxic, as St. Michaels in Brutal Youth.  Did you know that some private high schools actually...
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