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The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

It took me a few days to decide what to say about The Music Shop. Honestly, it took me too long to read this one because I struggled to get excited about it. Frank runs a record shop on a rundown street that is almost […]

Selah Janel’s Guest Review: The Last Dragon

Selah Janel’s Guest Review: The Last Dragon

Selah returns with her weekly review – are you enjoying these as much as I am? Graphic novels are the perfect palate cleanser after a particularly draining book – not that draining books are always bad, just, well, draining. As usual, this post contains affiliate […]

Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase 2: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is one of the best tween/teen series available. It is that series that I read with my daughter when we just need to laugh. Lately, we need to laugh more. This post contains some affiliate links. There is […]

Selah Janel Guest Review: Rapunzel’s Revenge

Selah Janel Guest Review: Rapunzel’s Revenge

It’s a new year but Selah’s still at it! She’s popping in to post another fantastic review on Rapunzel’s Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale. We’re all used to fairy tales being turned on their heads, but it’s really, really fun when you find one […]

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge and More

2018 Goodreads Reading Challenge and More

I didn’t make it last year. I tried and failed to complete the 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge goal that I set for myself. Not by much, but I did not hit 125 books last year. This year, I intend to read 125 books and my […]

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Good Omens is a good time. Witty and hilarious, if you don’t laugh while reading this one you’d better get a new sense of humor. I’m so glad this is my first book of 2018. It gives me hope that this year will bring better […]

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018 Ready for a year of writing prompts, books, and more as we move in a slightly different directions?

Selah Janel Guest Review: A Very Ninja Christmas

Selah Janel Guest Review: A Very Ninja Christmas

Selah’s Take on A Very Ninja Christmas Back today with another holiday comic title for ya! Today I’ll be looking at A Very Ninja Christmas (Amelia Rules!). As a heads up, like others I’ve highlighted, this is part of a series, but the author does […]

January 2018 Anticipated New Releases

January 2018 Anticipated New Releases

That’s right, I’m early with my January 2018 new releases!  Hopefully, some of you have some gift cards so you can run out and snatch up some of these books! Happy reading!! As always, I’m including the affiliate links to Amazon. There is no extra […]

Merry Christmas From BooksByViolet

Merry Christmas From BooksByViolet

Merry Christmas! From my house to yours, may your day be filled with love, laughter, and a lot of books. We will be on hiatus until after the first of the year but mostly, I’ll have my nose in a book and a beer in […]

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