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06 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Guest Post by Gayle Trent, Author of Claus of Death: A Myrtle Crumb Mystery (Myrtle Crumb Mystery Series)

What is a typical writing day like for you? I generally write while my children are at school. I try to get in a chapter a day. When you’re writing, who’s in control, you or the characters? I try to be, but it seems they’re always doing something I hadn’t anticipated! I think when you […]

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03 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Roots that Clutch by Molly Taggart

I whizzed through this book in just a couple of days. I probably would have finished it one day if it weren’t for a small section in the middle that kind of lost steam a bit. I’m not sure there was any other way to flesh it out, but I did find my mind wandering […]

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29 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Extra-Super Model Paper Dolls Paperback by Janell Simoni Timmons

When this book appeared in my mailbox for review, I was very torn about how to review it. I used to be a “extra-super” person, but I’ve lost over 200 pounds, and am now a normal weight. Normal. Not stick thin and not obese either. Obviously, this book brought up some strong emotions on both […]

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27 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Crossed (Matched) by Ally Condie

I really loved the first book in this series. My daughter and I read this book at the same time and talked about it after. We both agreed that, while it was okay, it definitely lacked some of the oomph from the first novel. It appeared to drag on at times and I just wanted […]

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25 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Time Travel Journals: Bridgebuilders by Marlene Dotterer

My book club read The Time Travel Journals: Shipbuilder last year and it was one of the favorites. We all loved it. It was so rich in history and a fabulous storyline to boot – it had a little bit of something for everyone. It had a little bit of science fiction, history, romance. It […]

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22 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School by Alexandra Robbins

There’s a LOT of good in this book. A lot. The message is powerful, that being a geek or being different – “cafeteria fringe” as the author calls it – isn’t all bad. Being who you want to be, even if it’s one of the unpopular kids, is what really matters. That later on life, […]

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20 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

ADHD and Food: Simple Diet Changes to Naturally Impact ADHD Symptoms by Gina Rau

I am conflicted on how to review this book because I think it’s a great introduction, but it was kind of light on information and citations. Having said that, I’m a big believer in the fact that food affects ADHD. As the parent of a teenager with ADHD-Innattentive disorder, it’s wildly true that when my […]

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13 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

UPRISING (Bonfire Chronicles) by Imogen Rose

I read a lot of independently published books. There are a handful of authors that are on my “don’t miss” list. Imogen Rose sits at the top of that list for a reason. This lady can tell a story! I keep waiting for a book that I hate from her to come down, but every […]

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11 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shelf Life: The Publicist – Book Twoby Christina George

If even 10% of some of the crazy stuff that could happen in the job of a publisher, I’m really glad I’m a bookkeeper. Like REALLY glad. There is absolutely zero percent chance I would smack an author or coworker. Or anyone that looked at me sideways. Just wow. Perhaps the dysfunction of traditional publishing […]

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08 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Stage 6 by Dylan James

Here’s a confession for you – I love zombie novels. I love post apocalyptic. Okay, not really a confession, most people know by now that I love a good flesh eating fun. This book did not disappoint my love of the end-of-the-world. This time, the end of the world takes place in my very own […]

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