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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…

Bout of Books: A Week of Reading’s Wrap Up

This past week I took part in the Bout of Books Read-a-thon. Each day I kept track of how many pages I read, and any thoughts that popped up in those moments. Here were my goals for the read-athon, and for the most part I kept on track. My TBR included: Reincarnation Blues by Michael…

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…

Bout of Books: Thursday Progress (AKA a picture of horses because there was none)

Yesterday was one of those days where I wish I got paid to read. The reality of the semester definitely hit home in the sheer weight of my academic load as an upperclassman (I am a full time student with a double major in biology and science education). In total, I managed to get through…

Bout of Books: Wednesday Progress Report

Yesterday I managed to finish Ruth Ware’s The Lying Game. It was the story our book club decided on and I was cutting it close since we were meeting that night to discuss it. I managed to wrap up the book but just barely, I read the last thirty pages two hours before we were…

Bout of Books: Tuesday Progress Report & Synopsis Rewrite

Classes resumed yesterday at university, so while I had to say farewell to summer classes, I was still able to manage a solid chunk of reading last night. In total I read 160 pages yesterday in The Lying Game. With book club meeting tonight it’s coming down to crunch time, so hopefully I can make…

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…