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06 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

The Rescue by Carolyn Reardon-Neuman

When I started this book, we had just adopted a 1-year-old mutt from the humane society and we were (and still are) in love with the little clown. So, obviously, I loved hearing about the author’s canine adoption and identified with some of the things you go through when you bring a previously (hopefully!) loved […]

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04 November 2013 ~ 2 Comments

Winds of Salem: A Witches of East End Novel by by Melissa de la Cruz

I think this book, like the others in this series, is bad luck for me. It seems like they come into my mailbox for review and I end up having major surgery. Perhaps the Beauchamp witches really are putting a curse on a fellow Beauchamp family member? Hmm… anyway… this review is entirely too overdue […]

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01 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities (Quirky Essays for Quirky People) by Barbara Venkataraman

The author sent me this book for review and while browsing for something light after a major surgery, I picked this one. Short stories are absolutely wonderful when you’re on medications that affect your ability to focus because you don’t have to try to remember the entire story to get the gist of that “chapter”. […]

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30 October 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Texas Jack by Bart Hopkins

This is one of those books that was really hard for me to write a review of. The storyline and writing is well done, but the author seemed to get lost a few times. At least a third of the book could have been cut and the story would have been just fine. It was […]

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28 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Special Offers (The Coursodon Dimension) by M.L. Ryan

Reading the description of this book, you can’t help but think, “Oh geez, really?” – I really did NOT want to like this book, but I couldn’t help but read it because it sounded so weird that I couldn’t resist. I was actually quite pleasantly surprised. It’s not highfaluting fiction, for sure, but an interesting […]

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25 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

New Coastal Times by Donna Callea

Was this a humor book or a dark post-apocalyptic novel? That’s what I was left wondering when I finished this book. And then I realized that it was… both. There’s a lot of destruction in this book, the usual level you’re used to getting when reading a good book about a dark and dreary future, […]

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11 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Arthur Pong And His Smelly Song (Fart Stories: Children’s Picture Book) by Jose Fernandez (Author)

What do you get when you cross Shel Silverstein and a fart joke? I could really see this being a nice introduction to poetry for some hard to win over young children. Especially boys seem to really be into the potty humor of this book, and if it was a bridge to something more, it […]

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31 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Bias Cut by Morgan Richter

When the author sent me this book for review, I wasn’t sure it was something I would be interested in. It is set in the fashion world. I’m a jeans and t-shirt kind of a girl. And not even a fancy t-shirt. Like the “free” ones you get when you do a 5k. Hanes is […]

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29 July 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Matched by Ally Condie

I loved this book. Done. That’s pretty much my review. Hahahaha… okay, why did I love it… Dystopian young adult has, of course, been done, but I’m not sure it’s ever been done quite this well. The characters were rich and full of life. You come to know them and care about them. I absolutely […]

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24 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close: A Novel by Jonathan Safran Foer

I cannot believe I’m going to say this about this book, but skip it. Watch the movie instead. It’s VERY VERY VERY rare that I say this, but the movie was actually better than the book. I think that getting to see Oskar’s character, you are made more aware of not only what is driving […]

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