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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Ann, Not Annie by Sage Steadman

Welcome! Today I am taking part in a blog tour for Ann, Not Annie, due to be released September 20th. (Go here to see the full schedule!) The thing I love about the YA contemporary genre is it’s spunk. The stories that come from this set often embody a take no prisoner approach that tells…

Book Review: A Conspiracy in Belgravia (4/5)

“There is nothing like the pleasure of a good book that pulls you in by the lapels and doesn’t let go until The End. God gives us only one life. But with good books, we can live a hundred, even a thousand lives in the time we are allotted on this earth.” Fall is the…

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware: A Book Club’s Review

This past week my book club got together to discuss Ruth Ware’s thriller The Lying Game. Although we all come from a similar background (the vast majority of women at the meeting are elementary teachers at the same school), the takeaways from the book were broad. Overwhelmingly, about half of the women for various reasons…

Review: Reincarnation Blues by Michael Poore (4/5)

“It’s more about being an artist,” she said. “I’d make the candles. In different shapes.” “Are you just saying that off the top of your head or—“ “Nope. I have wanted to make candles since they were invented. I mean, it’s the greatest kind of sculpture. Say you made a candle of Michael Jackson, and…

A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner

“Control is an illusion. No one has it. I don’t even have it. You can’t wish for control; you can only learn to play your part in a world where nothing is truly certain. And you do have a part to play.” After a long wait, I recently received my reserved copy of A Bridge…

My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words “love” and “happy” on every page. Since…

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

For my first book club meeting, one of the women in the group recommended The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. It would not have been my first choice to read, but then that is the beauty of book clubs: they force you to get outside your literary comfort zone. A well…