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August 2017 Anticipated New Releases

August 2017 Anticipated New Releases

I have a guest helping me select books this month – my daughter. She’s decided that since she reads so many of these with me she should have some input in what we select. Hard to argue with such things, right? The August 2017 lists […]

Guest Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Guest Book Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Today’s book review is brought to you by my daughter, Autumn. She asked for more practice at posting and reviewing so here’s her take on Ender’s Game. Guest Book Review by Autumn You now how in Middle School you have to start summer reading? Well, […]

When Your Network Fails – And I’m Not Talking Internet

When Your Network Fails – And I’m Not Talking Internet

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. I’ve heard this over and over since high school and with ever new experience, it rings true just a little more. Your network of family, friends, and acquaintances is your lifeline to success. Period. So what happens […]

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

I have been remiss. I’ve not read any Agatha Christie prior to And Then There Were None. Do not ask how I could possibly survive the Honors English track in High School and College without reading any Agatha Christie. This massive oversight has been corrected. […]

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

Paper and Fire is the exception to the rule when it comes to sequels. As noted in my review of Ink and Bone, the first of The Great Library series, it started slow and ended awesome. Picking up where Ink left off, Paper follows Jess Brightwell […]

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

Real Artists Don’t Starve is a must read for any creative spirit. Whether you are thoroughly ingrained in the creative mindset or beating your head against the wall in cubicle land, Starve is for you. Few of the concepts are “new” to me but as […]

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

A friend suggested The Girl Who Drank the Moon (*Hi Selah*) and I’m so glad she did! A Newberry Award winner, Moon follows a madwoman, an enmagicked girl, an old witch, a young man, a swamp monster, and a tiny dragon. And then some. Even though […]

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Matthew Sullivan)

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore (Matthew Sullivan)

Ugh. This could have been SO good. Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore presents as a thrilling crime novel but it falls flat. The only thing that kept me going was the will to finish since I earmarked it as an anticipated new release. There […]

Halfway Point: Reading List Check-In

Halfway Point: Reading List Check-In

Okay, it’s just past the halfway point but I figured it’s a good time to do a reading list check in for those who have been following. Goodreads Reading Challenge I’ve got a lot going on but I am only a few books shy of […]

The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond

Loved The Only Thing to Fear! I would read this over Hunger Games and Divergent every day. An alternate future set in a world where the Nazis won WWII, Fear asks “what if” then evolves from there. Super soldiers were a German obsession and this […]

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